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In Defence of New Zealand: Foreign Policy Choices in the Nuclear Age

In Defence of New Zealand: Foreign Policy Choices in the Nuclear Age (Hardback)

By Thakur, Ramesh

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Nuclear-free zones, neutrality, and nonalignment are catchwords that recently have earned unprecedented international publicity for New Zealand's foreign policy. That country's defence policy has also been subjected to its most searching scrutiny since World War II. In this book,... Dr. Ramesh Thakur addresses in depth the issues underlying worldwide interest in the area and places his study of New Zealand policy in the global nuclear context. The ANZUS alliance and the 1951 treaty that created it are attended by a range of collaborative activities in defence, intelligence, naval exercises, and C3I facilities. Dr. Thakur weighs the values and opportunity costs of ANZUS for New Zealand's pursuing a nonaligned or neutral policy and analyses the 1985 establishment of a nuclear-free zone for the South Pacific in light of similar precedents elsewhere. Dr. Thakur concludes that rather than indicating a radically new course, a thorough review of New Zealand's defence and foreign policies may well provide renewed justification for existing alliance structures.
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ISBN 9780367006488
Released NZ 23 May 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780367006488
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 23 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Thakur, Ramesh
Category Area / Regional Studies
Politics & Government
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 263
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 327.931
Weight 499g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, Diplomatic relations, Military policy, New Zealand - Foreign relations - 1945
NBS Text Politics & Government: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education