Seeking Asian Engagement: Australia in World Affairs, 1991-1995

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James Cotton, John Ravenhill
Oxford University Press, 1997 - Asia - 362 pages
With the end of the Cold War, Australian foreign relations stand at a crucial juncture. What role should the alliance with the United States play ina region dominated by the rise of Asia, and in a world in which security is understood as much in terms of economic potential as of armaments? How much reliance should be placed on global regimes, and what part should Australia play in the formation of Asia-Pacific collaborative arrangements? This volume details the response of the Australianforeign policy making community to the challenges facing the country as it looks to the 21st century. Comprehensive accounts are provided of Australias defence policy, Australias policies on disarmament and arms control, Australias place in the world economy, Australias contribution to dealing with international environmental problems, and Australias vital bi-lateral relationships. The major focus of the book is on Australias policy of engagement with Asia. For the past five decades, the Australian Institute of International Affairs survey series, Australia in World Affairs, has been regarded as the authoritative account of Australian foreign policy making. This volume continues that tradition, and will be of interest to students of international relations, political science, history, and Asian studies.

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Chapter Two An Overview David Goldsworthy
Chapter Three The Rhetoric of Asia Anthony Milner
A View From Europe

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James Cotton is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Tasmania John Ravenhill is Senior Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University.

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