Threats, fear, politics and the shaping of insecurity 1946-1955

Steinbach, Johannes Werner. 2005, Threats, fear, politics and the shaping of insecurity 1946-1955, Ph.D. thesis, School of History, Heritage and Society, Deakin University.

Title Threats, fear, politics and the shaping of insecurity 1946-1955
Author Steinbach, Johannes Werner.
Institution Deakin University
School School of History, Heritage and Society
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2005
Keyword(s) Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
National security - 1945-1965 - Australia
Australia - Foreign relations - 1945-1965
Australia - Politics and government - 1945-1965
Australia - Defence policies - 1945-1965
Summary Governments use fear to promote political objectives. Through the exaggeration of external threats, fear as conceptualised in the writings of Hobbes, Barry Buzan, David Campbell and others, became a major factor in shaping Australia's post-war foreign and defence policies which were also intended to serve the government's domestic political agenda.
Notes Degree conferred 2006.
Language eng
Description of original [iv], 271 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 327.94
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