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Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference 1916-1920

Erik Goldstein


The Paris Peace Conference marked a turning-point in international history generally, and for the British Empire in particular. This book studies the evolution of British plans for the peace settlement following the First World War. The introduction of expert advisers into the foreign policy process was a critical innovation. Some perceived new imperatives for the age; others remained wedded to traditional beliefs. The book shows that the handful of individuals closely involved in the formulation of foreign policy succeeded in creating a coherent diplomatic strategy. It examines the growth of ... More

Keywords: Paris Peace Conference, British Empire, peace settlement, First World War, expert advisers, foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198215844
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erik Goldstein, author
University of Birmingham