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The Resource The Empire's new clothes : the myth of the Commonwealth, Philip Murphy

The Empire's new clothes : the myth of the Commonwealth, Philip Murphy

Label
The Empire's new clothes : the myth of the Commonwealth
Title
The Empire's new clothes
Title remainder
the myth of the Commonwealth
Statement of responsibility
Philip Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Is the Commonwealth little more than a mirage--as lacking in substance as the emperor's new clothes? In the wake of Brexit, the Commonwealth has been identified as an important body for future British trade and diplomacy, but few know what it actually does. How is it organized and what has held it together for so long? How important is the Queen's role as Head of the Commonwealth? Most importantly, why has it had such a troubled recent past, and is it realistic to imagine that its fortunes might be reversed? In The Empire's New Clothes, Philip Murphy strips away the gilded self-image of the Commonwealth to reveal an irrelevant institution afflicted by imperial amnesia. He offers a personal perspective on this complex and poorly understood institution, and asks if it can ever escape from the shadow of the British Empire to become an organization based on shared values, rather than a shared history."
Assigning source
--book jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Philip
Dewey number
909/.0971241
Index
index present
LC call number
JN248
LC item number
.M87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commonwealth (Organization)
  • European Union
  • Great Britain
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Commonwealth (Organization)
  • European Union
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Great Britain
Label
The Empire's new clothes : the myth of the Commonwealth, Philip Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"What does the Commonwealth mean to you?" -- Meet the family -- "What is it good for?" -- Long to reign over us? -- Guilt -- Values -- The road to Colombo -- Empire 2.0? -- Conclusion: shattering the myth
Control code
1028887669
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780190911157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028887669
Label
The Empire's new clothes : the myth of the Commonwealth, Philip Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"What does the Commonwealth mean to you?" -- Meet the family -- "What is it good for?" -- Long to reign over us? -- Guilt -- Values -- The road to Colombo -- Empire 2.0? -- Conclusion: shattering the myth
Control code
1028887669
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780190911157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028887669

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