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The Geopolitics of Australia's Regional Relations : Geojournal Library - Dennis Rumley

The Geopolitics of Australia's Regional Relations

Geojournal Library

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The origins of this book go back 30 years to the stimulation and interest generated by the political geography seminars led by John House at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. I was very fortunate to graduate among its extremely capable, sporty and enthusiastic "class of '68" from where several academic geographers emerged. Equally fortunately, some of them and their predecessors had already blazed a trail to undertake graduate studies in Canada. At the University of British Columbia I was supervised at different times by Julian Minghi and Victor Prescott, both of whom are not only extremely capable academics but are also very fine people. lowe an enormous debt to John, Julian and Victor and to the British and Canadian taxpayers who provided financial support for my University studies. In 1974, I began an academic career at the University of Western Australia where I have been ever since, save for a two-year period from 1991-3 as Professor of Australian Studies in the Department of International Relations at the University of Tokyo. Viewing Australia and the Asia-Pacific region from this different perspective within an extremely supportive Japanese environment had a profound impact. I am especially grateful for the support provided by so many Japanese academic colleagues and friends beginning as early as 1976. Three individuals deserve special mention for their help, guidance and enduring friendship - George Ohshima, Hiroshi Tanabe and Akihiro Kinda.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Plates
Preface
Introduction: Australia and the Asia Pacific Region
The Structure of the Asia-Pacific Region
Australia, the Asia-Pacific and global geopolitical change
Geopolitical challenges in the Asia-Pacific
The new regionalism in the Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific: social and economic structure
ASEAN: a key Asia-Pacific building block
Human rights questions in the Asia-Pacific
Ethnicity, state policy and political stability
Political boundary issues in the Asia-Pacific
Australia's Regional Linkages
Economic links: minerals and trade
Social links: images, invisibles and immigration
Regional security relations
Australia's aid front
Environmental security: the Asia-Pacific and Australia
The geopolitics of Australia-Japan relations
Developing the `fourth front'
Towards Australasia?
Australia, the new geopolitics and the Asia-Pacific future
Appendices
Useful Web Addresses
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780792371274
ISBN-10: 0792371275
Series: Geojournal Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 30th June 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Type: New edition