Australian Foreign Policy: Controversies and Debates

Paperback | June 30, 2014

EditorDaniel Baldino, Andrew Carr, Anthony J. Langlois

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Australian Foreign Policy: Controversies and Debates examines the core debates and multiple dilemmas that define foreign policy in Australia. The book will produce a critical understanding of the multiple influences on the formulation, implementation and transformation of Australian foreignpolicy. Key bilateral relationships, including China, Indonesia and the US, will be investigated. Attention is also paid to contemporary issues such as asylum seekers, terrorism, international environmental issues, good international citizenship and economic globalisation. The debates are informative and potentially provocative as the book is designed to encourage discussion and analytical and critical thought. For the topics discussed, there is not necessarily a "right" answer. Readers are asked to develop their own opinions and hypotheses based on criticalengagement with the debates. Each chapter concludes with follow-up questions to help draw these out.

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Australian Foreign Policy: Controversies and Debates examines the core debates and multiple dilemmas that define foreign policy in Australia. The book will produce a critical understanding of the multiple influences on the formulation, implementation and transformation of Australian foreignpolicy. Key bilateral relationships, including...

Dr Daniel Baldino is the Head of the Politics and International Relations Discipline at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. His latest books are Spooked (2013) and the co-edited Contemporary Challenges to Australian Security (2012). He completed his PhD at the University of South Australia. He also has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bache...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.74 inPublished:June 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I: Origins and Organisation of Australian Foreign Policy1. Theory and Australian Foreign PolicyDebate Point: Should Realism guide Australia's National Interest?2. The Liberal/Labor TraditionDebate Point: Is there a distinct Labor/Liberal tradition in Australian Foreign Policy and Practice?3. Media and the Making of Foreign PolicyDebate Point: It is unwise for governments to make foreign policy in response to media-driven agendas4. Australian Diplomacy and MultilateralismDebate Point: Multilateralism is the 'band aid' of Australian Diplomacy5. The Global EconomyDebate Point: Does an open-free market economy make Australia more or less secure in a globalised world?Part II: Australia and its region6. TerrorismDebate Point: The threat of terrorism is exaggerated7. The US AllianceDebate Point: Australia is, and always has been, a pliant ally - a lapdog - that too readily follows the US8. ANZUS and the Rise of ChinaDebate Point: Australia should distance itself from the United States in favour of China9. Relations with IndonesiaDebate Point: Indonesia remains Australia's biggest blind spot10. Australia in the PacificDebate Point: Australia should be seen as a 'bully' or 'neo-colonialist' in light of its foreign policy in the Pacific region and its relationships with its regional neighboursPart III: The Future of Australian Foreign Policy11. Defence spendingDebate Point: The world is becoming more hostile and Australia should increase its defence spending12. Good International CitizenshipDebate Point: Is Australia a good international citizen?13. Australia and Climate ChangeDebate Point: Is Australia a climate change laggard rather than a climate change leader?14. Asylum seekersDebate Point: The debate about asylum seekers proves that Australia is a frightened country15. Religion and Foreign PolicyDebate Point: Religion should be more prominent in Australia's foreign policy