Download Crisis Policymaking: Australia and the East Timor Crisis of by David Connery PDF

By David Connery

East Timor’s violent transition to independence, which started early in 1999, awarded the Australian executive with an important international coverage challenge. This hindrance used to be now not surprising, absolutely unforeseen or eventually threatening to Australia’s survival. however the challenge ate up the eye of Australian leaders, observed major nationwide and overseas assets hired, and ended in the most important operational deployment for the Australian Defence strength because the Vietnam battle. This predicament additionally created an important rupture within the hitherto carefully-managed relationships among Australia and its vital neighbor, Indonesia. The occasions of September 1999 finally ended in the beginning of a brand new state and the deaths of many folks who may need another way anticipated to get pleasure from that independence. during this significant examine, David Connery examines how the Australian Government—at the political and bureaucratic levels—developed and controlled nationwide protection coverage within the face of this challenge. The occasions, and the policymaking techniques that either led and undefined, are reconstructed utilizing sixty interviews with key members. This examine identifies sure features of problem policymaking in Australia that come with a dominant govt, secrecy, exterior actors and complexity.

Show description

Read or Download Crisis Policymaking: Australia and the East Timor Crisis of 1999 PDF

Similar politics & government books

Breaching the Siegfried Line

Фортификационные сооружения Линии Зигфрида

The Luftwaffe : a photographic record 1919-1945

E-book by means of Ries, Karl

Landtagswahlkämpfe: Annäherung an eine Kampagnenform

Landtagswahlkämpfe sind nicht einfach Wahlkämpfe „zweiter Klasse“. Im Mehrebenensystem der Bundesrepublik stellen sie eine besondere Kampagnenform dar. Der Autor untersucht company, Programmatik und Instrumente der Wahlkämpfe in Nordrhein-Westfalen 2010, Baden-Württemberg 2011 und Sachsen-Anhalt 2011.

Die Werteordnung des Grundgesetzes

Dieses Grundlagenwerk informiert umfassend und systematisch über den Werterahmen, den das Grundgesetz seit 60 Jahren den Bürgern und der Politik vorgibt. Die Werte des Grundgesetzes entstammen dem westlichen Kulturkreis. Sie sind das deutlichste Indiz dafür, dass die Bundesrepublik Deutschland zum Kreis der demokratischen Verfassungsstaaten des Okzidents zählt.

Additional resources for Crisis Policymaking: Australia and the East Timor Crisis of 1999

Example text

246–47. 34 Interviews with John Moore, Allan Behm and 035-05 (Canberra, 14 October 2005, identity protected). 36 DFAT was also busy. Aside from increased consultation with both Indonesian leaders and East Timorese groups by McCarthy,37 meetings with other countries included specific discussions about East Timor. In one example, Ashton Calvert visited Washington, DC, to consult the US Assistant Secretary of State, Stanley Roth about America’s views on events. DFAT also established its own policy unit, headed by Nick Warner and managed by Chris Moraitis, to coordinate the diplomatic aspects of national policy.

Table 4: Selected Key Events for December 1998‑April 1999 19 December 1998 Howard’s letter is delivered to Habibie. 12 January 1999 Details of a new policy towards East Timor are announced by the Australian Government. 12 January 1999 Details of a new policy towards East Timor are announced by the Australian Government. 27 January The Indonesian Government announces its intention to allow the East Timorese people to vote in a popular consultation on their future status 9 February The NSCC meets and decides its initial approach to the East Timor situation.

We needed someone to pull all of this disparate stuff together, to ask some hard questions about things that had not been thought of, and provide a bit of focus. Asking desk people to do that on top of the day-to-day [is a little much].

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 20 votes