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Fear of Security free pdf Rarely has security been such a preoccupation of Australian politics, and rarely has it seemed so far from being achieved. This celebrated book argues that security has dominated and distorted Australia's foreign policy and national life, from Cook's first voyage to the Tampa crisis, 9/11 and Iraq. Whether in the Great War, Vietnam or the treatment of asylum seekers, Anthony Burke shows that Australia's security has been bought with the insecurity and suffering of others. Against this corrosive tradition, he offers a new - cosmopolitan and non-coercive - model of national existence and responsibility. At once a deep historical survey and an argument with its society, Fear of Security is a landmark account of how Australia relates to itself, its region and the world. Turning powerful academic and political orthodoxies on their heads, it is essential reading for those concerned with the burning questions that face Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

About Anthony Burke

Anthony Burke is the author of Beyond Security, Ethics and Violence (Routledge, 2007), and co-editor of Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific (Manchester, 2007) and Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives (Cambridge, 2007). He has published articles in Ethics

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Author : Anthony Burke
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 11 February 2008
ISBN : 0521714273
EAN : 9780521714273
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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