Australia's Foreign Relations

Gareth Evans, Bruce Grant
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Australia's Foreign Relations

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1 April 2013

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9780522863123

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Melbourne University Press

Australia's Foreign Relations

Gareth Evans, Bruce Grant
The most rigorous, lively and comprehensive 'insider' account of the way Australian foreign policy works.
'honest, and provides a framework against which to judge foreign policy actions and achievements' Cameron Forbes, Age 'It will stand for the thoughtful Asian as the major document of Australia's credentials for regional partnership . . . a dossier of almost everything you need to know about contemporary Australian foreign policy.' Professor Stephen Fitzgerald, Director, Asia-Australia Institute Australia's Foreign Relations is the most rigorous, lively and comprehensive 'insider' account ever written about the shape and direction of Australian foreign policy. This thoroughly revised edition keeps it fully abreast of a changing world. This book is indispensable for anyone who follows current affairs. Its contents range from a concise analysis of the practice and politics of making foreign policy-what it is that diplomats and foreign ministers do-to the exploration of Australia's relationships, as a middle power, with all regions of the world. Among the many subjects covered is the new internationalist…
'honest, and provides a framework against which to judge foreign policy actions and achievements' Cameron Forbes, Age 'It will stand for the thoughtful Asian as the major document of Australia's credentials for regional partnership . . . a dossier of almost everything you need to know about contemporary Australian foreign policy.' Professor Stephen Fitzgerald, Director, Asia-Australia Institute Australia's Foreign Relations is the most rigorous, lively and comprehensive 'insider' account ever written about the shape and direction of Australian foreign policy. This thoroughly revised edition keeps it fully abreast of a changing world. This book is indispensable for anyone who follows current affairs. Its contents range from a concise analysis of the practice and politics of making foreign policy-what it is that diplomats and foreign ministers do-to the exploration of Australia's relationships, as a middle power, with all regions of the world. Among the many subjects covered is the new internationalist agenda, from human rights and global environmental issues to arms control. Australia's Foreign Relations will be equally valuable for students of politics, history, international relations and economics-for, as the authors stress, foreign policy and Australia's economic fortunes are now inextricably linked.

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans, now Chancellor of the Australian National University, was a member of the Australian Parliament for 21 years, and a cabinet minister throughout the Hawke–Keating era. From 1988 to 1996 he served as Foreign Minister. He led the Brussels-based International Crisis Group from 2000 to 2009 and has won many prizes and awards for his contributions to international policymaking. He has written or edited, solely or jointly, twelve other books, including Australia’s Constitution:

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Bruce Grant

Bruce Grant is a distinctive Australian writer who is also a distinguished analyst of international affairs. He has been a foreign correspondent, a newspaper columnist, a film and theatre critic, an ambassador and an adviser to governments, while writing novels, short stories and books about the outstanding issues of our time. He is now a professor at Monash University, teaching statecraft to young diplomats. A Furious Hunger is his eleventh book, among which Indonesia (MUP…

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