Ralph Pettman (ed)

New Zealand in a Globalising World

ISBN: 9780864734952
$39.95

“2005

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
Roderic Alley

Deconstructing Globalisation
Alejandro Groppo

The Marsden ‘Globalisation and New Zealand’ Project
Brian Easton

Sovereignty, Globalisation and New Zealand Foreign Policy
Robert Patman

Diplomatic ‘Interests
Malcolm McKinnon

Security in Oceania in the Post-9/11 and -Bali Era
John Henderson

New Zealand’'s Role in the Pacific
Keith Suter

The Concept of the ‘Failed State’
Richard Herr

Diplomacy, Politics and Nuclear Testing
Stephen Hoadley

South-West Pacific
Jon Fraenkel

Looking Out from Down Under
Terence O’Brien

Being on the Right Side of History
Les Holborow 

A Tale of Two Nation-States
Damian Edwards

It'’s the Region, Stupid!
Denis McLean •

 

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