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Generational change : regional security and Australian engagement with Asia

journal contribution
posted on 07.05.2010, 00:00 authored by Juliet Pietsch, Marshall Clark, Baogang HeBaogang He
The Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has recently announced plans to develop greater regional integration and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Historically, Australian opinion, however, has expressed some anxiety about forging closer economic, political and security ties with Asia. Using trend data from the Australian Election Study and the Lowy Institute Poll, this article examines changes in Australian public opinion on closer engagement with Asia and whether the Australian public is likely to support the Rudd government’s push towards developing deeper regional diplomacy. The article finds a shift in opinion since the 1990s with a younger generation of voters who are moderately supportive of Australia’s engagement with Asia.

History

Journal

Pacific review

Volume

23

Issue

2

Pagination

163 - 181

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Abingdon, England

ISSN

0951-2748

eISSN

1470-1332

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2010, Taylor & Francis