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Australian Public Opinion Toward the Iraq War

McAllister, Ian

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Since the end of the Second World War, defence has only rarely become a political issue in Australia. In part, this reflects the absence of any major physical threat to Australia since white settlement; the only occasion when was was any serious risk if invasion occurred when the Japanese invaded New Guinea in 1942. In part, too, it reflects the fact that Australia has been able to rely on powerful allies to protect it. As a consequence, the public has had few firm view on defence policy and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcAllister, Ian
dc.contributor.editorThakur, R.
dc.contributor.editorCunningham, J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T23:21:00Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781459731516
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/103659
dc.description.abstractSince the end of the Second World War, defence has only rarely become a political issue in Australia. In part, this reflects the absence of any major physical threat to Australia since white settlement; the only occasion when was was any serious risk if invasion occurred when the Japanese invaded New Guinea in 1942. In part, too, it reflects the fact that Australia has been able to rely on powerful allies to protect it. As a consequence, the public has had few firm view on defence policy and how it should be conducted, nor has it possessed much knowledge about the strategic options available. The two exceptions to this pattern are the Vietnam War and the Iraq War.
dc.publisherDundurn Press
dc.relation.ispartofAustralia, Canada, and Iraq: perspectives on an invasion
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleAustralian Public Opinion Toward the Iraq War
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor160601 - Australian Government and Politics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3555277xPUB11
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcAllister, Ian, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage275
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage297
local.identifier.absseo940201 - Civics and Citizenship
dc.date.updated2020-12-20T07:27:37Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationToronto, Canada
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