• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522867725
  • ISBN: (Hardback)9780522868166
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522867053
  • PUBLISHED:05/Jan/2015
  • IMPRINT:MUP Academic Digital
  • SUBJECT:Politics & government

Winning the Peace

Andrew Carr

  • Paperback $59.99
  • Hardback $79.99
  • E-Book $16.99

Australia's Campaign to Change the Asia-Pacific

Winning the Peace seeks to explore and explain how Australian governments, during the modern period of Australia's engagement with Asia (from 1983 till today), have attempted to use their defence and foreign policies to shape the region. While there were certainly times of tension during this period, such as the spikes around the end of the Cold War and during the early years of the War on Terror, the region has been largely defined by peace. Because of this peace and thanks to Australia's relative size as a 'middle power', the government's attempt to change how other states act and think was not sought through the deployment or use of force but through military and diplomatic engagement and persuasion.
Australia's smaller size also meant it had to be strategic in its efforts. It had to determine which changes were priorities, it had to re-organise and develop its resources, it had to deploy them effectively and efficiently, and it had to be able to sustain the effort in the face of competition and rejection. This book focuses on the three main 'campaigns' the Australian government has undertaken since the early 1980s to reshape the Asia-Pacific in pursuit of its national interests.

About the author

Andrew Carr is a research fellow in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University. He has published in leading Australian journals and has edited a textbook on Australian foreign policy. He is editor of the policy-oriented Centre of Gravity series, a managing editor of the peer reviewed journal Security Challenges, and a former assistant editor of The Interpreter blog for the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He has had articles published with The Canberra Times, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail and The Herald Sun, as well as being interviewed on radio and TV including with SBS, Sky News, ABC Radio National, ABC News 24, Fairfax's Breaking Politics, Wire Radio and Hack on Triple J.

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