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Book Review: STRANGERS NEXT DOOR: INDONESIA AND AUSTRALIA IN THE ASIAN CENTURY. Edited by Tim Lindsey and Dave McRae. Oxford: Hart, 2018

Robison, R. (2018) Book Review: STRANGERS NEXT DOOR: INDONESIA AND AUSTRALIA IN THE ASIAN CENTURY. Edited by Tim Lindsey and Dave McRae. Oxford: Hart, 2018. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 49 (5). pp. 1-2.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2018.1501509
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Abstract

At almost 500 pages and 25 chapters, this is a lengthy and densely packed edited collection. Such a format has advantages. It enables the editors to cover a vast range of topics. We can find assessments of political, economic and military relations between Australia and Indonesia and insights into specific areas of collaboration in policing, military, youth, women and justice. There are also chapters that focus on difficult aspects of the relationship where the potential for misunderstanding and disagreement is high. Among these are chapters on Bali, asylum seekers and people smuggling, Islam, Papua and human rights. We also find assessments of surveys of Australian attitudes towards Indonesia and narratives of academics from both countries...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/51293
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