Australia in International Politics: An Introduction to Australian Foreign Policy

Synopsis

Australia’s foreign relations are changing rapidly due to increased globalization of financial markets, greater trade with China and the United States, and recent terrorist activity such as the Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta in 2004. This revised and updated edition outlines how Australia is restructuring its foreign policy to suit contemporary challenges and opportunities and includes an analysis of the policies of Howard and Downer and an easy-reference timeline. Trends such as military involvement in East Timor, Iraq, and the Solomon Islands; relations with the UN human rights treaty system and the Kyoto Protocol; and the new "good governance" focus of foreign aid are also identified.

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Crows Nest, N.S.W.
Publication year:
  • 2005
Edition:
  • 2nd