About this book
This book proposes a fresh approach to identifying states that lay claim to middle powers status in international politics. It focuses on the dependent nature of Australia’s middle power imagining which is at the core of the country’s foreign policy in the Asia Pacific. It shows how this flawed middle power imagining contributes to Australia’s positioning as an “awkward partner” in its relations with major states in East and Southeast Asia.
Allan Patience is a Principal Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has held chairs in political science and Asian studies in Australia and Japan and visiting academic appointments in China, Taiwan, Burma, and Papua New Guinea.
Australia Asia Foreign Policy Middle Power Regional Politics Geopolitics Post-colonialism Japan China Indonesia Security
- Book Title Australian Foreign Policy in Asia
- Book Subtitle Middle Power or Awkward Partner?
- Series Title Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
- Series Abbreviated Title Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69347-7
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-69346-0
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88759-3
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69347-7
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIV, 322
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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