POL20008 Australian Foreign Policy

I’m excited to co-teach POL20008 Australian Foreign Policy this semester with Swinburne Online. What this unit will cover:


This unit introduces students to Australia’s foreign policy with a particular emphasis on developments after WWII. It examines changing power dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, explores post-colonial legacies and their relationship to the Anglo-American alliance, and highlights emerging ambiguities in this alliance. In addition, the unit draws on these legacies to analyse Australian bilateral/multilateral relations in its responses to 911, the Bali bombing, and the emerging resource challenges in the region.


Throughout the Teaching Period, I’ll be tweeting some relevant links with the hashtag #POL20008.