This is the first book which examines Australia's external relations from a political-geographical perspective. It stresses above all the changing orientation of these relationships towards the Asia-Pacific region. It takes a realistic perspective, emphasising the internal relationships among environment, society, economy and politics in a spatial context. Audience: This volume is of particular interest to political geographers, specialists in foreign affairs and international relations, but it is also aimed at business people, diplomats and general readers.
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Edition number: 1
Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)
Table of Contents
List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Plates. Preface. 1. Introduction: Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Part I: TheStructure 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'sRegional 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.