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The ‘New Pacific Diplomacy’: An introduction

Fry, Gregory and Tarte, Sandra (2015) The ‘New Pacific Diplomacy’: An introduction. In: The New Pacific Diplomacy. Australian National University Press, Austalia, pp. 3-19. ISBN 9781925022810

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This book brings together a range of analyses and perspectives on these dramatic new developments in Pacific diplomacy at sub-regional, regional and global levels, and in the key sectors of global negotiation for Pacific states: oceans management, fisheries, climate change, sustainable development,decolonisation, seabed mining, and trade.2 It also examines state and non‑government roles in this new Pacific diplomacy. The book also focuses on the question of the significance of these new developments in negotiating global issues of key importance to the Pacific, and the implications for the future of the regional diplomatic architecture. Some of these perspectives are analyses of new developments, others are proposals that can be seen as part of the new Pacific diplomacy. Examples of the latter include the call by Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna to ‘re-imagine’ the region, President Tong’s appeal for the Pacific to ‘chart its own course’, and Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola’s proposal for a Pacific-controlled Pacific Islands Forum (without Australia and New Zealand) to better meet the strategic necessities of the Pacific Island states in global diplomacy.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: ISBN 9781925022827(online)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 03:52
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 23:25

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