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Churchill, Fulton and the Anglo-American special relationship: setting the agenda?

Marchi, Anna and Marsh, Steve ORCID: 2016. Churchill, Fulton and the Anglo-American special relationship: setting the agenda? Journal of Transatlantic Studies 14 (4) , pp. 365-382. 10.1080/14794012.2016.1230258

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Churchill is often deemed to have failed at Fulton in delivering ‘the crux’ of what he came to secure, namely a special Anglo-American relationship based in both interest and ‘fraternal association’. As other contributions to this special edition demonstrate, there are good grounds for this verdict. However we ask whether, and if so in what ways, Churchill was actually able in and through the Sinews of Peace speech to set the agenda and frame the terms of discussion for the later emergence of a special relationship. To do this we treat the special relationship as a discursive construct and by combining diplomatic history with corpus-assisted discourse studies map discourse features of the Sinews of Peace speech against media discourse on Anglo-American relations in the early 1950s.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Uncontrolled Keywords: Churchill, Anglo-American, special relationship, Sinews of Peace, discourse, corpus-assisted discourse studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1479-4012
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 December 2016
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 20:24

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