American hegemony: the view from Australia

Beeson, M. K. (2003) American hegemony: the view from Australia. SAIS Review, 23 2: 113-131. doi:10.1353/sais.2003.0035

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Author Beeson, M. K.
Title American hegemony: the view from Australia
Journal name SAIS Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-0775
1945-4724
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1353/sais.2003.0035
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 113
End page 131
Total pages 19
Editor D. Lawrence
Place of publication Baltimore, MD, United States
Publisher The Johns Hopkins University Press
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Abstract Australia and the United States have been extremely close allies since World War II. The engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq have continued this tradition. Yet even before the bombings in Bali and the confrontation with Iraq, an important debate about the costs and benefits of the relationship with the United States was underway in Australia. At a number of levels—economic, political, and even strategic—increasing numbers of Australians were critically reassessing the relationship and questioning the supposed benefits. Recent events have accelerated this process and thrown the relationship into even starker relief. This paper argues that the increasingly unilateral nature of American economic and strategic policy is imposing major costs on even its most loyal allies, a situation that threatens to undermine the legitimacy of, and support for, U.S. hegemony.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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