Our near abroad: Australia and Pacific islands regionalism – Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin

“Australia isn’t a member of the Pacific islands region by virtue of its geographic boundaries, but the decision-making scope of the Pacific Islands Forum makes us the largest and most influential member of the regional family. This dichotomy has produced a ‘bifocal’ view of Pacific islands regionalism that was occasionally controversial but generally regarded as an important source of strength.”

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Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin. 2011. "Our near abroad Australia and Pacific islands regionalism". Australian Strategic Policy Institute: 1-84

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