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By Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke, Jim George

ISBN-10: 0511457200

ISBN-13: 9780511457203

ISBN-10: 0521682762

ISBN-13: 9780521682763

Advent to diplomacy: Australian views presents entire assurance of its topic whereas shooting distinctively Australian views and issues. Designed for undergraduate scholars this textbook brings jointly top Australian students to give energetic introductory analyses of the theories, actors, concerns, associations and approaches that animate diplomacy at the present time. creation to diplomacy: Australian views introduces scholars to the most theoretical views sooner than protecting an in depth variety of issues with ancient, useful and normative dimensions.

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The ‘Great Divide’ also functions to reproduce the logics of self-help and power politics in international relations. As Alexander Wendt (1992) has persuasively argued, however, ‘anarchy is what states make of it’. His point is that anarchy (the absence of an overarching authority) does not occur naturally or independently of states and their practices. If anarchy resembles a self-help, power political system it is because states choose policies that make it so. From states, war and law to globalisation and global governance The ‘Great Divide’ sets up the study of international relations in a particular way – it points us towards certain issues and assumptions, and away from others.

One of the most common is the tripartite scheme of realism, liberalism and Marxism, or variations thereof (Doyle 1997; Holsti 1985. This extends and complicates the realism/liberalism debate by adding a Marxist tradition of thought (see chapter 5). This tradition shifted emphasis away from states to the historical development of the capitalist system and the class conflict it generated (see Kub¯alkov¯a and Cruickshank 1985; Linklater 1990a; Pettman 1979). It redirected the focus to an examination of how the twin logics of capitalist development and geopolitical rivalry interacted.

3 This was a more widespread concern by 1969 as the nature of the war became clearer and Australia’s reasons for fighting it became more obscure. In the US Richard Nixon had come to power vowing to end the war and remove American forces from Vietnam. 2). The full implications of this statement were ´ not felt immediately, but as the US began to withdraw its troops and develop its ‘detente’ initiatives with the USSR and China, more serious questioning began about Australian involvement in Vietnam and about the broader traditional international relations agenda.

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