Australia in International Politics: An Introduction to Australian Foreign Policy

Australia in International Politics: An Introduction to Australian Foreign Policy


By (author) Stewart Firth

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 229mm x 28mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: St Leonards NSW
  • ISBN 10: 1742372635
  • ISBN 13: 9781742372631
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd edition
  • Sales rank: 120,432

Product description

A revised edition of a widely used introduction to Australian foreign policy. It explains Australia's increasingly close connections to the rest of the world, in defence, trade, financial markets, aid, human rights and its response to refugees.

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Author information

Stewart Firth is a Visiting Fellow in the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at the Australian National University.

Table of contents

Introduction..Part 1 The Evolution of Australian Foreign Policy..1. Foreign Relations, 1901-83..2. Foreign Policy under Hawke and Keating, 1983-96..3. Foreign Policy under Howard, 1996-2007..4. The Making of Foreign Policy..Part 2 Security..5. The United Nations and International Security..6. Defence and Regional Security..7. The Nuclear Challenge..8. Intervention and State Building..Part 3 Economy..9. Globalisation and the Global Financial Crisis..10. The Politics of International Trade..Part 4 Issues in Foreign Policy..11. The Global Environment..12. Foreign Aid..13. Human Rights