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Australia and Peacekeeping

Londey, Peter


This article traces the history of Australian peacekeeping since its beginnings in September 1947. It shows that, while there have always been Australian peacekeepers in the field since 1947, the level of commitment in different periods has varied greatly. The article sets out to explain this phenomenon, chiefly in political terms. It argues that Australia's early involvement in the invention of peacekeeping owed much to External Affairs Minister H.V. Evatt's interest in multilateralism, but...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of International Peacekeeping
DOI: 10.1163/18754112-1804004


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