New Nationalism in Australia and New Zealand: The Construction of National Identities by Two Labo(u)r Governments in the Early 1970s

Doig, Jack (2013) New Nationalism in Australia and New Zealand: The Construction of National Identities by Two Labo(u)r Governments in the Early 1970s. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59 4: 559-575. doi:10.1111/ajph.12033


Author Doig, Jack
Title New Nationalism in Australia and New Zealand: The Construction of National Identities by Two Labo(u)r Governments in the Early 1970s
Journal name Australian Journal of Politics and History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9522
1467-8497
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ajph.12033
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 59
Issue 4
Start page 559
End page 575
Total pages 17
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 1202 Building
3320 Political Science and International Relations
Abstract During the 1970s the Whitlam government in Australia and the Kirk government in New Zealand each adopted a policy of new nationalism in an attempt to come to terms with a rapidly changing and increasingly decolonised world marked by the decline of Britain as an economic and military force in the world. In each case this new nationalism prioritised local and national identities over a larger pan-British identity. Both governments were more inward-looking and yet also more engaged with the Asia-Pacific region than their predecessors. They promoted their own national distinctiveness and independence, while also forging closer relationships with each other and the wider region. Both embraced a new understanding of their geographic position and repudiated the idea that Australia and New Zealand were European nations on the edge of Asia. The nationalisms they promoted were remarkably similar, yet there are important differences that reflect their different ethnic makeup and geographic position.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 2 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 1 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 07 Jan 2014, 11:01:28 EST by System User on behalf of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry