New PDF release: Australia in International Politics: An Introduction to

By Stewart Firth

ISBN-10: 1741143462

ISBN-13: 9781741143461

Australia’s international kin are altering quickly because of elevated globalization of economic markets, larger alternate with China and the U.S., and up to date terrorist job corresponding to the Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta in 2004. This revised and up-to-date version outlines how Australia is restructuring its overseas coverage to fit modern demanding situations and possibilities and comprises an research of the regulations of Howard and Downer and an easy-reference timeline. developments equivalent to army involvement in East Timor, Iraq, and the Solomon Islands; family members with the UN human rights treaty process and the Kyoto Protocol; and the recent "good governance" concentration of international reduction also are pointed out.

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What has been the historical significance of the ANZUS Treaty for Australian foreign and defence policy? ‘Forward defence’ • • 22 What was the policy of ‘forward defence’? Why did Australia send troops to fight in the Vietnam War? Politics 2nd edition 14/1/05 8:12 AM Page 23 F O R E I G N R E L AT I O N S , 1 9 0 1 – 8 3 • In what ways did the changing strategic situation in East Asia undermine old assumptions about Australian foreign policy? Whitlam and Fraser, 1972–83 • • • Why did relations between Australia and the USA deteriorate during the period of the Whitlam government?

The Australian espionage organisations were set up with British assistance and along British lines. ASIS is Australia’s small version of America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The government has strengthened and expanded these intelligence agencies and others like them in the present era of international terrorism. The Chifley Labor government of 1945 to 1949 certainly wanted a Pacific security pact that would involve the USA in the defence of Australia, but the Americans were not yet committed to establishing a ring of anti-Communist alliances in East Asia and the Western Pacific.

Politics 2nd edition 14/1/05 8:12 AM Page 21 A N E R A O F I N S E C U R I T Y A N D G L O B A L I S AT I O N Held, David and Anthony Grew, eds. The Global Transformations Reader: An Introduction to the Globalization Debate, Polity, Cambridge, 2nd edn, 2003. ) Stiglitz, Joseph E. W. Norton & Company, New York and London, 2002. ) Wiseman, John. Global Nation? Australia and the Politics of Globalisation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998. ) Theories of international relations Burchill, Scott, Richard Devetak, Andrew Linklater, Matthew Paterson, Christian Reus-Smit and Jacqui True.

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