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Author Keating, Paul, 1944-

Title Engagement : Australia faces the Asia-Pacific / Paul Keating
Published Sydney : Macmillan, 2000


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 W'PONDS  327.94 Kea/Eaf  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  327.94 Kea/Eaf  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  327.94 Kea/Eaf  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  327.94 Kea/Eaf  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : portraits, maps ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1 1991 -- Ch. 2 The biggest dog on the block -- Ch. 3 The Northern tribes -- Ch. 4 Building an Asia-Pacific community -- Ch. 5 Bogor and beyond -- Ch. 6 Our largest, nearest neighbour -- Ch. 7 The arc around us -- Ch. 8 The other Pacific -- Ch. 9 Nuclear clouds -- Ch. 10 Our place in the world -- Ch. 11 Into the new millennium
Summary Paul Keating was elected Prime Minister of Australia at the end of the Cold War, as the global and regional environment experienced radical transformation. During the period of his prime ministership, one of his principal aims was to more fundamentally align Australia with countries of the Asia-Pacific. Engagement is Paul Keating's account of his involvement in Australia's foreign affairs, and his reflection on Australia's place in the world. It is a detailed look at the development of APEC; Australia's relationship with its largest neighbour, Indonesia; the role of the United States in the Asia-Pacific; China's re-entry into the world community; and the particular problems of Australia's smaller neighbours in the South Pacific. Paul Keating probes, too, the questions of Australia's national identity - the republic, multiculturalism, and the critical importance of establishing a proper relationship with its Indigenous people. But this book is much more than a memoir. It also examines the profound changes in the international environment wrought by globalisation and the information revolution, and what they will mean for Australia and the region in the twenty-first century. It is, above all, a strong, committed and passionate call for Australians to understand the importance of the Asia-Pacific to all they want to achieve. A call for engagement. -- Inside cover
Analysis Aboriginal reconciliation
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Federal issue
National identity
Pacific Rim
United States
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Organization)
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Organization)
Asia Pacific Economic Cooporation (Organization)
Nationalism -- Australia.
Asia -- Relations -- Australia.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Pacific Area.
Australia -- Relations -- Asia.
Australia -- Relations -- Oceania.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Oceania -- Relations -- Australia.
Pacific Area -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Author Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Organization)
LC no. 00002123
ISBN 0732910773
Other Titles Australia faces the Asia-Pacific