The Australian School of International Relations

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  • Copyright: 2013-07-11
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The Australian School of International Relations challenges the widely-held misconception that there was little significance in Australian international relations thinking prior to 1960. Cotton considers and expounds the ideas of the eight international thinkers who were principal members of the early Australian 'school' of international relations that occurred from 1920-1960. Each of the eight thinkers analyzed in this work helped initiate the formal academic study of international relations through their contributions to policy-making, participating in a complex network of personal and professional relationships. Comprehensive and accessible, The Australian School of International Relations is a valuable contribution to the fields of international relations and intellectual history.

Author Biography

James Cotton is Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of New South Wales, ADFA, Canberra. His most recent books are: Middle Power Dreaming: Australia in World Affairs 2006-2010 (with John Ravenhill, 2012); and Australia and the United Nations (with David Lee, 2012)

Table of Contents

Introduction; an 'Australian School'
1. The Institutional Setting: Institutes, Academies, Policy Makers
2. American Soft Power in the Formation of International Studies
3. W. Harrison Moore: Imperialism and Internationalism
4. F. W. Eggleston: the Pacific and the Empire
5. A. C. V. Melbourne: 'We are in the Pacific for all time'
6. H. Duncan Hall: Theorising the Commonwealth and Beyond
7. W K Hancock: an Australian and the 'English School'
8. Fred Alexander: an International Vocation
9. Walter Crocker: Diplomacy and the Afro-Asian Challenge to Internationalism
10. W. Macmahon Ball: Region and De-colonisation
11. Michael Lindsay, Martin Wight and an Australian International Relations
12. Theorising International Studies in Australia: Realism, Rationalism, Race

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