Australian Imperialism

The Geopolitical State

Authors: Paul, Erik

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  • Offers a new and incisive perspective onto the nature and function of the Australian State
  • ​Examines the expansion and construction of Australia's economic and political power from the moment of colonial invasion to the present
  • Highlights the paucity and the neglect either of the State or the political economy of the Australian State in existing fields of study
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In his critical study of Australian imperialism, Erik Paul analyses the making, character and contours of the geopolitical state from the time of the British invasion and colonisation to the present, expanding the country’s continental political and economic power. War is the crucible for its hegemonic power, nationalism, and politics. The book exposes and dissects capitalist imperialism to control and manage a growing population and to impose the grand strategy of a US client state. The geopolitics in the partitioning of the earth and the exploitation of people and the biosphere continue to create major conflict, inequality, and human suffering. Australia plays an important role in the intensification of the struggle among major powers and in the outcome of an expanding global ecological and hegemonic crisis. But the existing Australian state of exception constitutes a major obstacle to a reconciliation with China and to a peaceful regional and world order.

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Erik Paul (MA Minn; PhD UC Berkeley) is with the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on Australia’s relations with the Asia-Pacific region and issues of regional and world peace. His latest book is Australia in the Expanding Global Crisis (2020).

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australian Imperialism
Book Subtitle
The Geopolitical State
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-1916-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-1916-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-1915-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 147
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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