Foreign and comparative politics in the Australian Journal of Political Science: A review

Roderic Pitty

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Abstract

© 2015 Australian Political Studies Association. This article reviews analyses of foreign and comparative politics published in the Australian Journal of Political Science over the past 50 years. The article uses a thematic approach, reviewing five broad regional areas: the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; New Zealand and the Pacific; Canada, the USA and Western Europe; China and the rest of Asia; and Africa and the Middle East. The article assesses changes in the attention given to particular regions and countries over time, and highlights countries that have received relatively little attention. The article uses a Presidential address in 1985 by David Goldsworthy as a key reference text for assessing the study of foreign and comparative politics in Australia since 1966. The main shifts in overall attention since the early 1990s have been a decline in the historical study of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and increased attention to New Zealand.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-678
JournalAustralian Journal of Political Science
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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