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Author Carr, Andrew, author

Title Winning the peace : Australia's campaign to change the Asia-Pacific / Andrew Carr
Published Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Publishing, 2015


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 MELB  327.9405 Car/Wtp  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 336 pages ; 21 cm
Summary 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
Analysis Australian
Defence policy
Foreign policy
Pacific Rim
Power (International relations)
Trade liberalisation
Weapons of mass destruction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject International relations.
Middle powers.
National security -- Pacific Area.
Asia -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Pacific Area.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Asia.
Pacific Area -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Pacific Area -- Politics and government.
LC no. 2018411661
ISBN 9780522867725
Other Titles Australia's campaign to change the Asia-Pacific