The Geopolitics of Australia's Regional Relations / Edition 1by D. Rumley
Pub. Date: 09/05/2007
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Examines the changing orientation of Australia's relationships with the Asia-Pacific region from a political-geographical perspective. Part I, on the structure of the Asia-Pacific region, contains eight chapters dealing with the context of Australia's regional interactions, and is concerned mainly with comparative analysis. Part II, on regional linkages, comprises nine chapters which examine aspects of regional interactions surrounding minerals and trade, regional security, environmental issues, and Australia's relations with Japan. Includes 10 pages of data tables, plus Web addresses. The author teaches geography at the University of Western Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Table of ContentsList of Figures. List of Tables. List of Plates. Preface. 1. Introduction: Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Part I: The Structure of the Asia-Pacific Region. 2. Australia, the Asia-Pacific and global geopolitical change. 3. Geopolitical challenges in the Asia-Pacific. 4. The new regionalism in the Asia-Pacific. 5. The Asia-Pacific: social and economic structure. 6. ASEAN: a key Asia-Pacific building block. 7. Human rights questions in the Asia-Pacific. 8. Ethnicity, state policy and political stability. 9. Political boundary issues in the Asia-Pacific. Part II: Australia's Regional Linkages. 10. Economic links: minerals and trade. 11. Social links: images, invisibles and immigration. 12. Regional security relations. 13. Australia's aid front. 14. Environmental security: the Asia-Pacific and Australia. 15. The geopolitics of Australia-Japan relations. 16. Developing the 'fourth front'. 17. Towards Australasia? 18. Australia, the new geopolitics and the Asia-Pacific future. Appendices. Useful Web Addresses. Bibliography. Index.
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