Brave new Liberal : Percy Spender

Lowe, David 2005, Brave new Liberal : Percy Spender, Australian journal of politics and history, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 389-399, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2005.0381a.x.

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Title Brave new Liberal : Percy Spender
Author(s) Lowe, DavidORCID iD for Lowe, David
Journal name Australian journal of politics and history
Volume number 51
Issue number 3
Start page 389
End page 399
Total pages 11 p.
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0004-9522
Summary Percy Spender's pioneering work as External Affairs Minister is often held up as a significant contribution to Liberal policy-making and Australian foreign policy more generally. A closer look at his life and thinking illuminates some of the factors behind his policy-making. Some of the more prominent, shaping factors can be organised under the headings of his overseas travels before becoming External Affairs Minister at the end of 1949; his sense that the mid-twentieth period was one in which Asia suddenly played a big role; and his determination that Australians should be proactive in their relations in their region, rather than merely reactive in foreign policy.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2005.0381a.x
Field of Research 210304 Biography
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Department of History, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
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