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Australia and Asia: The Years of Living Aimlessly

Beeson, M. (2001) Australia and Asia: The Years of Living Aimlessly. In: Singh, Daljit and Smith, Anthony, (eds.) Southeast Asian Affairs 2001. Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, pp. 44-55.

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This paper examines recent foreign policy and the changing orientation to 'Asia' and 'Asian engagement'. It is argued that despite the general constraints faced by the policy-making elites of smaller powers in an era of 'globalization', policy matters. In this regard, recent policy under the Howard government provides a stark contrast to the earlier, proactive, Asia-oriented policies of the Hawke-Keating era.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Institute for Southeast Asian Studies
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