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Author Connery, David.

Title Crisis policymaking : Australia and the East Timor crisis of 1999 / David Connery.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume).
Series Canberra papers on strategy and defence ; no. 176
Canberra papers on strategy and defence ; no. 176.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Australian Policymaking and the East Timor Crisis -- A Brief Outline of the East Timor Crisis: The View from Canberra -- Initiating the Policy Cycle -- Bringing Policy Advice Together -- Decision and Beyond -- Conclusion: East Timor and the Characteristics of Crisis Policymaking.
Summary "East Timor's violent transition to independence, which began early in 1999, presented the Australian Government with a significant foreign policy crisis. This crisis was not sudden, totally unexpected or ultimately threatening to Australia's survival. But the crisis consumed the attention of Australian leaders, saw significant national and international resources employed, and led to the largest operational deployment for the Australian Defence Force since the Vietnam War. This crisis also created a significant rupture in the hitherto carefully-managed relationships between Australia and its important neighbor, Indonesia. The events of September 1999 ultimately led to the birth of a new nation and the deaths of many people who might have otherwise expected to enjoy that independence. In this major study, David Connery examines how the Australian Government--at the political and bureaucratic levels--developed and managed national security policy in the face of this crisis. The events, and the policymaking processes that both led and followed, are reconstructed using sixty interviews with key participants. This study identifies certain characteristics of crisis policymaking in Australia that include a dominant executive, secrecy, external actors and complexity."--Publisher's description.
Subject Australia -- Politics and government.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Timor-Leste.
Timor-Leste -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Timor-Leste. (OCoLC)fst01733528
ISBN 9781921666575 (electronic bk.)
1921666579 (electronic bk.)
9781921666568 (print version)
1921666560 (print version)
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