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Neoclassical realism and Australian foreign policy: understanding how security elites frame domestic discourses

Citation

McLean, W, Neoclassical realism and Australian foreign policy: understanding how security elites frame domestic discourses, Global Change, Peace & Security, 28, (1) pp. 1-15. ISSN 1478-1158 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/14781158.2015.1112774

Abstract

This article uses neoclassical realism to explore how foreign policy elites in Australia frame domestic debates so as to prevent certain ideas interfering with security responses. It does this by presenting a typology that seeks to understand elite dynamics in Australia by capturing three different elite responses dilution, deflection and inflation. Taken together, these explain how elites mitigate potentially problematic domestic policy contests by pulling ideas towards the centre of debates, and marginalizing others, depending on the issue involved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:international relations, Australian foreign policy, immigration policy
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Political Science
Research Field:International Relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International Relations
Objective Field:Defence and Security Policy
Author:McLean, W (Mr Wayne McLean)
ID Code:104958
Year Published:2016 (online first 2015)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-11-30
Last Modified:2016-10-03
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