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Type: Journal article
Title: The natural/neglected relationship: liberalism, identity and India-Australia relations
Author: Chacko, P.
Davis, A.
Citation: The Pacific Review, 2017; 30(1):26-50
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0951-2748
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Priya Chacko & Alexander E. Davis
Abstract: Recent commentary on India–Australia relations has defined the relationship as ‘natural’ and based on ‘shared values’ and ‘shared history’. The relationship has simultaneously been considered ‘neglected’. The paradoxical juxtaposition of a natural/neglected partnership is yet to be adequately explained. We consider the historical construction of liberalism in both states as a facet of state identity to argue that, far from creating a natural relationship, differing liberal identities have served to keep these two states apart. This is illustrated through case studies of divergent opinions over the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and the rise of China.
Keywords: India-Australia relations; Australian foreign policy; Indian foreign policy; liberalism; postcolonialism
Description: Published online: 27 Oct 2015
Rights: © 2015 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2015.1100665
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