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Pacific Islands diaspora groups and foreign policy

Durutalo, Alumita L. (2012) Pacific Islands diaspora groups and foreign policy. In: Public Participation in Foreign Policy. Macmillan/Palgrave Press, Hampshire. ISBN 0230282512, 9780230282513

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Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Description From American involvement in Iraq to post-apartheid South Africa, the issue of public participation in foreign policy has gained considerable prominence in the last decade. The recent WikiLeaks campaign has brought the issue to the forefront of public opinion by dispelling the veil of secrecy behind which politics once hid. The public is becoming increasingly immersed in the political landscape, and widespread opposition to both the war in Iraq and the financial cuts suggests that the people are rediscovering their political voice. Bringing together a range of opinions from academia, government, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, trade unions and business, this book raises potent questions about the role of the public in shaping foreign policy. It explores the breakdown of the boundaries between the public domain and the government and argues that there is a still a long way to go before public opinion will have the power to alter foreign policy.
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 21:18
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 23:12

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