Australian Public Opinion, Defence and Foreign Policy

Attitudes and Trends Since 1945

Authors: Chubb, Danielle, McAllister, Ian

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  • Examines Australian public opinion towards defence and foreign policy from 1945
  • Assesses changes in public and elite attitudes towards a range of defence and foreign affairs issues, including the US alliance, trade, overseas deployments and the United Nations
  • Offers insights into public attitudes towards the US alliance in the 21st century in the context of a rising China
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This book examines the impact of Australian public opinion towards defence and foreign policy from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. For most of this period, the public showed little interest in defence and security policy and possessed limited knowledge about the strategic options available. The principal post-war exception to this pattern is, of course, the Vietnam War, when political divisions over Australia’s support for the U.S.-led action eventually resulted in the withdrawal of troops in 1972. The period since 2001 has seen a fundamental change both in the public’s views of defence and foreign affairs, and in how these issues are debated by political elites. This has come about as a result of major changes in the strategic environment such as a heightened public awareness of terrorism, party political divisions over Australia’s military commitment to the 2003-11 Iraq War and the increasing overlap of economic and trade considerations with defence and foreign policies, which has increased the public’s interest in these issues. Combining the expertise of one of Australia's foremost scholars of public opinion with that of an expert of international relations, particularly as pertains to Australia in Asia, this book will be a critical read for those wishing to understand Australia's alliance with the U.S., interactions with Asia and China, and the distinctive challenges posed to Australia by its geographic position.

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Danielle Chubb is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University, Melbourne. She earned her PhD at the Australian National University, in the College of the Asia and the Pacific. Danielle’s research focus is the Asia Pacific, in particular North Korea, human rights, and Australian foreign policy. She has published a monograph and an edited volume with leading university presses, and in 2021 will join the editorial team of the International Studies Association journal, Foreign Policy Analysis.

Ian McAllister is Distinguished Professor of Political sScience at the Australian National University. He earned his Ph.D. in political science in 1976 from University of Strathclyde. He is a leading election specialist with a research focus on Australian politics which involves co-directing the Australian Election Study, a national survey of political opinion conducted after each federal election since 1987 at the Australian National University. He is among Australia's leading political scientists. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australian Public Opinion, Defence and Foreign Policy
Book Subtitle
Attitudes and Trends Since 1945
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7397-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7397-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7396-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-7399-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 236
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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