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Fear of security : Australia's invasion anxiety

Author: Anthony Burke
Publisher: Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rarely has security been such a preoccupation of Australian politics, and rarely has it seemed so far from being achieved. This celebrated book argues that security has dominated and distorted Australia's foreign policy and national life, from Cooks first voyage to the Tampa crisis, 9/11 and Iraq. Whether in the Great War, Vietnam or the treatment of asylum seekers, Anthony Burke shows that Australia's security has  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Burke
ISBN: 9780521714273 0521714273
OCLC Number: 173640946
Notes: Originally published: In fear of security. Annandale, N.S.W. : Pluto Press, 2001. In series, Media.culture series, 1443-8712.
Description: xiii, 289 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Securing the Australian subject, 1788-1918 --
Dreams of Pacific security, 1919-45 --
Cold War against the other, 1946-69 --
Realpolitik beyond the Cold War, 1970-95 --
Australia's Asian crisis, 1996-2000 --
The wages of terror, 2001-07.
Other Titles: In fear of security
Responsibility: Anthony Burke.
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A critical survey of Australian culture, history and foreign policy from settlement until 2007, with a particular focus on Australia's relations with the Asia-Pacific and its anxieties about security.

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