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State of World Affairs in Australia

I would like PROFDIGGER to complet this essay no one else….

Essay Question: Given the ‘middle power’ status of Australia in international relations, which foreign policy tradition(s) could best help Australia compensate its relative lack of power so as to enhance its international influence and advance its national interest?

Prescribed text
The prescribed textbook is:
• James Cotton and John Ravenhill eds., Trading on Alliance Security: Australia in
World Affairs 2001-2005, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2007.
(“Prescribed text” thereafter)

Highly recommended text
• Derek McDougall, Australian Foreign Relations: Entering the 21st Century,
Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Australia, 2009.

Other recommended texts
Stewart Firth, Australia in International Politics: An Introduction to Australian Foreign
Policy (2nd Edition), St Leonards: Allen & Unwin, 2005.
Allan Gyngell and Michael Wesley, Making Australian Foreign Policy (2nd Edition),
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Some useful websites
Australian Strategic Policy Institute http://www.aspi.org.au/
Lowy Institute for International Policy http://www.lowyinstitute.org/
On Line Opinion http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/
Centre for Independent Studies http://www.cis.org.au/research/foreign_policy.html
Crikey http://www.crikey.com.au/
The Age http://www.theage.com.au/
The Australian http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/
Australian Financial Review http://afr.com/
The Diplomat http://www.the-diplomat.com/
Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au
Australian Government Websites:
Prime Minister and Cabinet http://www.dpmc.gov.au
Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.dfat.gov.au
Defence http://www.defence.gov.au
Immigration http://www.immi.gov.au/
Environment http://www.environment.gov.au/
Resources http://www.industry.gov.au
Attorney General http://www.ag.gov.au

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