1st Edition

The Australia-Japan Political Alignment 1952 to the Present

By Alan Rix Copyright 1999
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

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    In this new volume, Alan Rix examines the renewal of post-war contacts between Australia and Japan and the resolution of wartime issues in the 1950s. He shows how some major bilateral negotiations highlight the tensions involved in forging a strong relationship, while extensive analysis of the machinery of diplomacy (the administrative, political and legal framework) indicates the depth of bilateral ties. Also covered are the close consultation and diplomatic dealings over the decades and the personal connections between leaders.

    Introduction; Part 1 The First Political Links: Resolving Wartime Issues; Part 2 Issues and Styles: Prime Ministers and Diplomacy; Part 3 Resolving Disputes: Some Key Australia–japan Negotiations; Part 4 The Machinery of Diplomacy: Managing the Relationship; Part 5 The Pressure of Public Opinion: The Japanese Presence and the Public Debate; Part 6 Australia, Japan and International Cooperation; Part 7 Keeping the Region Safe: Defence and Security in the Australia-Japan Relationship; Part 8 Conclusion: Perfect Partners?;


    Alan Rix