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Title: Middle power identities of Australia and South Korea : comparing the Kevin Rudd/Julia Gillard and Lee Myung-bak administrations
Authors: Teo, Sarah
Keywords: Middle Powers
Identity
Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Teo, S. (2017). Middle power identities of Australia and South Korea : comparing the Kevin Rudd/Julia Gillard and Lee Myung-bak administrations. The Pacific Review, 31(2), 221-239. doi:10.1080/09512748.2017.1371210
Series/Report no.: The Pacific Review
Abstract: This paper explores the middle power identities of Australia and South Korea during the Kevin Rudd/Julia Gillard (2007–2013) and Lee Myung-bak (2008–2013) administrations. Considering the problems in the existing position, behaviour, impact and identity-based definitions of middle powers, examining how self-identified middle powers have constructed such an identity would offer useful insights into the middle power concept. Relying on a framework that captures an identity's content and contestation, this paper argues that while Australia and South Korea have assumed a middle power identity, their visualisations of this identity are slightly different. Australia has understood its middle power identity in both economic and security terms, whereas South Korea appears to have connected such an identity more with the economic dimension. These differences affect how they envision their respective middle power roles in international affairs.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/104420
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/50007
ISSN: 0951-2748
DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2017.1371210
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Pacific Review on 6 Sep 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09512748.2017.1371210
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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