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Author Wallis, Joanne, author

Title Pacific power? : Australia's strategy in the Pacific Islands / Joanne Wallis
Published Carlton : Melbourne University Press, 2017
Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2017
©2017

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Description xvii, 400 pages ; 22 cm
Series Defence studies
Defence studies
Contents Introduction: Australia as a Pacific power? -- Part 1: Australia's evolving strategic interests in the Pacific Islands -- Chapter 1: From Colonial concerns to benign neglect -- Chapter 2: From constructive commitment to partnership and engagement -- Part 2: The levers of Australian influence -- Chapter 3: Military intervention -- Chapter 4: Defence assistance -- Chapter 5: State-building assistance -- Chapter 6: Economic tools -- Chapter 7: Diplomacy -- Part 3: The limits on Australian influence -- Chapter 8: The geopolitical landscape -- Chapter 9: The evolving regional order -- Conclusion: Pacific partner in an 'arc of opportunity'
Summary Australia is much larger and has significantly more military and economic power than its Pacific Island neighbours. As a result, it is frequently described as having a natural right to lead in the region. Yet, Australia has found it difficult to effectively influence Pacific Island states in pursuit of its strategic interests. It provides the definitive account of how, and how effectively, Australia has sought to influence Pacific Island states in pursuit of its strategic interests since 1975, the year that Papua New Guinea, Australia's former colonial territory, gained independence. Informed by interviews with key decision makers, Pacific Power? analyses why Australia has had difficulty exercising influence in the Pacific Islands and identifies how Australia can more effectively influence Pacific Island states in pursuit of its strategic interests, and how Australia can present itself more as a Pacific partner than power
Analysis Australian
Notes Joanne Wallis is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, where between 2012 and 2014 she convened the Asia-Pacific Security program
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Joanne Wallis is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, where between 2012 and 2014 she convened the Asia-Pacific Security program
Subject Balance of power.
International relations.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Islands of the Pacific.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Pacific Area.
Australia -- Relations -- Oceania.
Australia -- Relations -- Pacific Area.
Australia -- Strategic aspects.
Islands of the Pacific -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Oceania -- Relations -- Australia.
Pacific Area -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Pacific Area -- Relations -- Australia.
ISBN 0522868223
9780522868227