Making Australian Foreign Policy

by Allan Gyngell,

In a tense and dangerous international environment, this book looks at the important question of how Australia deals with the outside world. It describes the role of the government departments and intelligence organisations that support the government‚s policy-making, and the thinking of the people who make it, in more detail than ever before. It discusses the processes, institutions, actors and calculations involved in foreign policy making in Australia, and how these have changed under the impact of globalisation. It draws on an extensive survey - the first ever - of how Australian foreign affairs officials think about the world, includes case studies of four recent Australian foreign policy initiatives, and concludes by speculating on the challenges ahead for Australian foreign policy making.
  • Cambridge University Press; June 2003
  • ISBN 9780511075711
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Making Australian Foreign Policy
  • Author: Allan Gyngell; Michael Wesley
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'This is the first book of its kind on the making and makers of Australia's foreign policy. It is a book that will be valuable to students of diplomacy and to the general reader interested in our International Relations.' Michelle Grattan