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Middle powers and international organisations: Australia and the OECD


Kellow, A and Carroll, P, Middle powers and international organisations: Australia and the OECD, Edward Elgar, United Kingdom, pp. 391. (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2017 Aynsley Kellow and Peter Carroll

DOI: doi:10.4337/9781788110648


© 2017 Aynsley Kellow and Peter Carroll. All rights reserved. This book provides a unique examination of how a middle power uses international organisations to achieve greater global influence. The authors focus on the OECD, 'the rich man's club' of most of the world's wealthiest nations. It demonstrates how the decision by Australia to apply for membership was a long drawn out process, delayed by political factors. Eventually agreement was reached with assurances that membership would provide access to valuable and timely policy-related information, especially in relation to international trade and finance. In addition, membership would potentially increase influence by providing greater access to its powerful member states at an earlier stage in their policy discussions and agreements.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:OECD, Middle Powers, Australia - Foreign Relations, International Organisations
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International organisations
UTAS Author:Kellow, A (Professor Aynsley Kellow)
UTAS Author:Carroll, P (Professor Peter Carroll)
ID Code:122387
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0559803)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-11-13
Last Modified:2018-04-19

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