Australia: Identity, Fear and Governance in the 21st Century by Juliet Pietsch, Haydn Aarons

By Juliet Pietsch, Haydn Aarons

The latter years of the 1st decade of the twenty-first century have been characterized by means of a major volume of problem and alter to Australia and Australians. Australia’s half in those demanding situations and adjustments is borne of our family and worldwide ties, our orientation in the direction of ourselves and others, and an ever expanding know-how of the interdependency of our international. demanding situations and alterations corresponding to terrorism, weather swap, human rights, group breakdown, paintings and livelihood, and crime usually are not new yet they tackle new adaptations and impression on us in several methods in instances corresponding to those. during this quantity we reflect on those fresh demanding situations and alterations and the way Australians themselves suppose approximately them less than 3 subject matters: id, worry and governance. those issues certainly catch the troubles of Australians in instances of such switch. id is our feel of ourselves and the way others see us. How is that this stricken by the elevated presence of spiritual range, in particular Islamic groups, and elevated knowledge of ethical and political duties in the direction of Indigenous Australians? How is it suffering from our curious yet altering courting with Asia? worry is an emotional response to specific adjustments and demanding situations and produces specific responses from members, politicians, groups and countries alike; worry of crime, worry of terrorism and worry of swap are all thought of during this volume.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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A third and final reason that demonstrates the influence of politics on cultural and economic engagement is the growth of business relationships. As the government encourages 38 3. Australian Engagement with Asia: Towards closer political, economic and cultural ties international trade through a number of policy instruments, this opens the way for new business opportunities and industry partnerships between Australia and Asia. Cultural and economic engagement with Asia Culture and economics are key dimensions of the concept of globalisation, which social scientists use to explain the links, connections and processes of engagement and interaction between societies and cultures across the world (Giddens 1990).

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