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Foreign Policy Challenges In The 21st Century

Edited by Michael Heazle, Research Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith Business School, Martin Griffiths, Associate Professor and Tom Conley, Senior Lecturer, Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia
This book explores the emerging challenges to foreign policymaking in liberal democracies and the adequacy of the ‘marketplace of ideas’ in responding to the challenges. Looking at foreign policy challenges as diverse as democratisation, globalisation, climate change and the role of values in environmental debate to the Iraq invasion and the war on drugs, each of the contributors critically examines how key global issues are framed in public debate across three of the world’s most mature liberal democracies: the US, the UK, and Australia.
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: £78.00 Online: £70.20
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978 1 84720 915 3
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • International Politics
  • International Relations
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This book explores the emerging challenges to foreign policymaking in liberal democracies and the adequacy of the ‘marketplace of ideas’ in responding to these challenges.

Looking at foreign policy challenges as diverse as democratization, globalization and climate change, from the role of values in environmental debate to the Iraq invasion and the war on drugs, the contributors critically examine how key global issues are framed in public debate across three of the world’s most mature liberal democracies: the US, the UK, and Australia. The book contributes to a better understanding of the limits of the ‘marketplace of ideas’ in helping to produce wise and accountable policy, and how those limits may soon be overcome.

Examining how key global issues are framed in foreign policy debate across a range of liberal democratic societies, this book will strongly appeal to academics and students with an interest in international relations, policymaking and politics, as well as to governmental and think tank policymakers and advisors.
Contributors: M. Abdalla, M. Clarke, T. Conley, M. Griffiths, M. Heazle, C. Inglis, I. Islam, A.W. McCoy, C.A. Miller, A. O’Neil, H. Rane, D. Smith
Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction: Foreign Policy and the Limits of Democratic Debate
Michael Heazle, Martin Griffiths and Tom Conley

PART I: CHALLENGES OF A NEW CENTURY
2. Democratization: Paradoxes and Pitfalls
Martin Griffiths

3. Science, Advocacy and the Role of Values in Environmental Debate
Michael Heazle

4. The Marketplace of Ideas and Global Development
Iyanatul Islam

5. Globalization, the State and Liberal Democracy
Tom Conley

6. The Song Remains the Same: Converging Views on a Rising China
Michael Clarke and Doug Smith

PART II: THE LIMITS OF DEMOCRATIC DEBATE
7. The Invasion of Iraq: The Marketplace of Ideas and its Limits
Andrew O’Neil

8. Epistemic Constitutionalism in International Governance: The Case of Climate Change
Clark A. Miller

9. Islam and the Struggle for Democracy
Mohamad Abdalla and Halim Rane

10. The International Movement of People: A Multi-headed Policy Hydra for Liberal Democracies
Christine Inglis

11. A Hundred Years of Drug Prohibition: A Study in the Failure of Global Governance
Alfred W. McCoy

Index