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History as policy: framing the debate on the future of Australia's defence policy

History as policy: framing the debate on the future of Australia's defence policy

Huisken, Ronald; Thatcher, Meredith

"The fortieth anniversary of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre's founding provided the opportunity to assemble many of Australia's leading analysts and commentators to review some of the more significant issues that should define Australian defence policy. ... The papers collected in this volume are not informed by a common view of where Australia should focus its defence policy, but all address themes that should figure prominently in this difficult but essential task"--Provided by publisher

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Published Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU E Press 2007

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Ron Huisken and Meredith Thatcher
ISBN: 1921313560, 9781921313554, 9781921313561
Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed July 28, 2008).
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource (xv, 201 pages)).
System: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series: Canberra papers on strategy and defence ; no. 167
Subject: Australien.; National security Australia.; Australia Foreign relations.; Military policy.; Sicherheitspolitik.; National security.; Sicherheitspolitik; Australia Defenses.; Diplomatic relations.; Australia.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Security (National & International); Strategic aspects of individual places.; Australia Military policy.; Military readiness.; Australia Strategic aspects.
Restrictions: Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Series Title: Canberra papers on strategy and defence ; no. 167.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Self-Reliant Defence: The First Cut.
  2. The Self-Reliant Defence of Australia: The History of an Idea /Paul Dibb
  3. Global Issues.
  4. Global Change and Strategic Priorities /Coral Bell
  5. Restoring Utility to Armed Force in the 21st Century /Robert O'Neill
  6. The Rise of China: History as Policy /Wang Gungwu
  7. Whither the United States and Unipolarity? /Ron Huisken
  8. Regional Issues.
  9. The 'Arc of Instability': The History of an Idea /Graeme Dobell
  10. Jihadism and 'The Battle of Ideas' in Indonesia: Critiquing Australian Counterterrorism /Greg Fealy
  11. Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region /Brendan Taylor
  12. Australian Strategic and Defence Issues.
  13. The Challenge of Coherence: Strategic Guidance, Capability, and Budgets /Mark Thomson
  14. The Higher Command Structure for Joint ADF Operations /David Horner
  15. Four Decades of the Defence of Australia: Reflections on Australian Defence Policy over the Past 40 Years /Hugh White.