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Can Australia save the world? The limits and possibilities of middle power diplomacy

Beeson, M. (2011) Can Australia save the world? The limits and possibilities of middle power diplomacy. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 65 (5). pp. 563-577.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2011.607149
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Abstract

Australian policymakers have always harboured a desire to ‘punch above their weight’. On occasions they have succeeded. At a time when Australia’s strategic, economic and environmental future is inextricably bound up with that of its immediate neighbours and the wider world, there are compelling reasons for hoping that they still can. This paper explores some of the most important aspects of Australian foreign policy during the Rudd era and asks whether the Australian government can play a constructive-even an exemplary-role in finding solutions for some of the planet’s most pressing problems.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge
Copyright: Australian Institute of International Affairs
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/18092
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