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America and Australia : writings and observations from the 'Empire' and 'Van Diemen's land' /
Randall Doyle.
imprint
Lanham : University Press of America, c2005.
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xii, 136 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0761832726
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imprint
Lanham : University Press of America, c2005.
isbn
0761832726
contents note
The reluctant heretic : George F. Kennan and the Vietnam War, 1950-1968 -- The American paradox : can the Green Party be the 'third wave' of democracy in American politics? -- Global discontent and domestic dissent : George W. Bush and America's War on Iraq -- Bully in the pulpit : George W. Bush, America and the world -- Tasmania : an American journey, 1988 to the present -- The green wave--the historical origins and progression of the Tasmanian Green Party since 1972 -- Turning point : Bob Brown, Bob Hawke and the Franklin River Dam crisis of 1983 -- Voices of dissent in Van Diemen's Land--the re-discovery of Tasmania in the 21st century.
catalogue key
5860085
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Randall Doyle is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Central Michigan University
Reviews
Review Quotes
I read Professor Doyle's essays with great interest. These essays on the world from antipodal perspectives, combining careful scholarship with close inquiry into contemporary events, yield significant insights into leading themes of the modern era. It is a valuable and revealing study.
This is Randall Doyle's bold and ingenious attempt to find common ground between the little-known island of Tasmania in Australia and the giant military power which is the United States. His sharp critique of American foreign policy, and his study of the Green Party in Tasmania would seem to have little in common, but Doyle finds in both situations an admirable striving for liberty, and a willingness of the people to challenge the power-holders in a search for peace and justice.
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America and Australia, especially Tasmania, are experiencing tremendous change on many levels. This book examines the developments and trends, and discusses what the 21st century will bring to both countries. America and Australia will appeal greatly to those interested in American foreign policy and reform-minded politics in the U.S., and/or the environmental and political battles in Tasmania. In a world experiencing uncharted and unpredictable globalization, citizens no longer see their situations as being stable, nor isolated from each other. War, economic development, global hegemony, possible environmental destruction, and ever changing demographic trends are ever-present challenges for humanity. Professor Randall Doyle addresses these critical issues and presents an argument on how they are, and will, affect the well being of America and Australia as the new century unfolds.
Long Description
America and Australia, especially Tasmania, are experiencing tremendous change on many levels. This book examines the developments and trends, and discusses what the 21st century will bring to both countries.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Americap. 1
The Reluctant Heretic: George F. Kennan and the Vietnam War, 1950-1968p. 3
The American Paradox: Can the Green Party be the 'Third Wave' of Democracy in American Politics?p. 20
Global Discontent and Domestic Dissent: George W. Bush and America's War on Iraqp. 44
Bully in the Pulpit: George W. Bush, America and the Worldp. 57
Australiap. 69
Tasmania: An American Journey, 1988 to the Presentp. 71
The Green Wave-The Historical Origins and Progression of the Tasmanian Green Party since 1972p. 83
Turning Point: Bob Brown, Bob Hawke and the Franklin River Dam Crisis of 1983p. 98
Voices of Dissent in Van Diemen's Land-The Re-Discovery of Tasmania in the 21st Centuryp. 116
About The Authorp. 135
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