Middle powers and the building of regional order : Australia and South Korea compared

Hundt, David 2011, Middle powers and the building of regional order : Australia and South Korea compared, The Korea observer, vol. 42, no. 1, Spring, pp. 69-94.

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Title Middle powers and the building of regional order : Australia and South Korea compared
Author(s) Hundt, David
Journal name The Korea observer
Volume number 42
Issue number 1
Season Spring
Start page 69
End page 94
Total pages 26
Publisher Institute of Korean Studies
Place of publication Seoul, Republic of Korea
Publication date 2011-03
ISSN 0023-3919
Keyword(s) Asia-Pacific
East Asia
Community
Regional Identity
Australian foreign policy
South Korean foreign policy
Summary This article compares how two alliance partners of the United States — Australia and the Republic of Korea — are adjusting to the transition from the Cold War order in the Asia-Pacific to a new, as yet undefined regional order. As states occupying positions of privilege in the U.S.-led Cold War order, these two middle powers have engaged with the ASEAN grouping, the putative driver of the coming order, while maintaining traditional alliance commitments to the United States. This article focuses on proposals for the building of formal institutions and also other policies which can influence the formation of regional order, such as economic integration through the pursuit of free trade agreements. In examining an Asian and a non-Asian state, the article also considers how identity shapes attitudes to region and order.
Language eng
Field of Research 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
160606 Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Socio Economic Objective 940203 Political Systems
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Institute of Korean Studies
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033647

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