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Beyond essential: Britons and the Anglo-American special relationship

Marsh, Steve ORCID: 2020. Beyond essential: Britons and the Anglo-American special relationship. Journal of Transatlantic Studies 18 , pp. 382-404. 10.1057/s42738-020-00054-x

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This article assesses the unsuccessful attempt by US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron to rebrand the ties between their countries as ‘the essential relationship’. The failure of that initiative revealed the enduring attachment of ordinary Britons to the notion of a UK-US ‘special relationship’ regardless of how accurately it reflected the changing reality of the two nations’ interactions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1479-4012
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 July 2020
Date of Acceptance: 5 May 2020
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 06:27

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