New Zealand in a Globalising World
This volume is about our capacity to make sense of a turbulent world.
In 2003 Victoria University hosted the Fourth Wellington Conference on World Affairs. This book is a collection of papers from that gathering. The theme was New Zealand in World Affairs and focused on three major threads: New Zealand's role in the Pacific, Trans-Tasman relations and New Zealand in a globalising world.
Chapters include a discussion and deconstruction of globalization; the role of diplomacy in a global world; security in Oceania in the post 9/11 era; a survey of diplomacy, politics with regard to nuclear testing by the French and an investigation of the differing world views held by Australia and New Zealand.
Edited by Ralph Pettman, professor in the Political Science and International Relations Programme at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in a Globalising World includes contributions by noted New Zealand experts Brian Easton, Denis Mclean and Malcolm McKinnon as well as from overseas scholars.
Contributors and Topics
Analysts, Practitioners and Not Getting It Wrong
The Marsden Globalisation and New Zealand Project
Sovereignty, Globalisation and New Zealand Foreign Policy
Security in Oceania in the Post-9/11 and -Bali Era
New Zealand's Role in the Pacific
The Concept of the Failed State
Diplomacy, Politics and Nuclear Testing
Looking Out from Down Under
Being on the Right Side of History
A Tale of Two Nation-States
It's the Region, Stupid!