Australian Foreign Policy: Controversies and Debates examines the core debates and multiple dilemmas that define foreign policy in Australia. The book will produce a critical understanding of the multiple influences on the formulation, implementation and transformation of Australian foreign policy. Key bilateral relationships, including China, Indonesia and the US, will be investigated. Attention is also paid to contemporary issues such as asylum seekers, terrorism, international environmental issues, good international citizenship and ecomic globalisation. The debates are informative and potentially provocative as the book is designed to encourage discussion and analytical and critical thought. For the topics discussed, there is t necessarily a 'right' answer. Readers are asked to develop their own opinions and hypotheses based on critical engagement with the debates. Each chapter concludes with follow-up questions to help draw these out.
Dr Daniel Baldino is the Head of the Politics and International Relations Discipline at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. His latest books are Spooked (2013) and the co-edited Contemporary Challenges to Australian Security (2012). He completed his PhD at the University of South Australia. He also has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Business) and Masters in International Politics. Dr Andrew Carr is a Lecturer at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, at the Australian National University. He has published on Australian foreign policy and middle power theory. Dr Carr is an editor of the journal Security Challenges and the Centre of Gravity policy paper series.