Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the world since 1942

Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the world since 1942

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In Fear of Abandonment, expert and insider Allan Gyngell tells the story of how Australia has shaped the world and been shaped by it since it established an independent foreign policy during the dangerous days of 1942. Gyngell argues that the fear of being abandoned - originally by Britain, and later by our most powerful ally, the United States - has been an important driver of how Australia acts in the world. Spanning events as diverse as the Malayan Emergency, the White Australia Policy, the Vietnam War, Whitlam in China, apartheid in South Africa, East Timorese independence and the current South China Sea dispute, this vivid narrative history reveals how Australia has evolved as a nation on the world stage. Fear of Abandonment is a gripping and authoritative account of the way Australians and their governments have helped create the world we now inhabit in the twenty-first century. In revealing the history of Australian foreign affairs, it lays the foundation for how it should change.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 39mm | 648g
  • Black Inc.
  • La Trobe University Press
  • Australia
  • English
  • 1863959181
  • 9781863959186
  • 4,693

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