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The Giant Next Door: The evolution of Australian Government threat perceptions of Indonesia within the policy development process, 1957-1965

McDowall, Roy Campbell


Between 1957 and 1965 the Australian Government’s threat perceptions of Indonesia changed from viewing it as a weak but relatively friendly country, to eventually see it by 1965 as posing a ‘direct threat’ to Australia’s security. This thesis analyses how this transition in threat perception occurred within the three-stage policy development process of the Menzies Government. In doing so the thesis links the broader historical literature analysing Australian...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
DOI: 10.25911/5d70eccb27e8f


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