Explaining Coordination and Cooperation in Anglo–German Relations, 1939–1945

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199547593
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720581 | DOI:
Explaining Coordination and Cooperation in Anglo–German Relations, 1939–1945

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This chapter considers some of the insights offered by International Relations theorists—notably those working on regime theory and in the ‘English school’—which have been used to explain patterns of inter‐state cooperation and compliance with international regimes. In the process it assesses their applicability to the study of Anglo‐German relations during the Second World War. It examines how the concept of reciprocity operates in international relations, and explores the circumstances under which states comply with their obligations as members of the international community and signatories of agreements under international law.

Keywords: international relations; regime theory; ‘English school’; cooperation; compliance; international regimes; reciprocity; international law

Chapter.  9665 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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