After Words: The Post-Prime Ministerial Speeches by Paul Keating

By Paul Keating

A distinct quantity of speeches and coffee items written solely by way of former Australian major Minister Paul Keating Books of speeches are hardly released as a compendium of labor by way of one individual. After phrases is exclusive in Australian publishing by means of advantage of its scale and diversity of topics, and that every one the speeches are the paintings of 1 eye and one brain: former Australian top Minister Paul Keating. every one speech has been conceptualized, contextualized and crafted through Paul Keating. topic to topic, notion to suggestion, the speeches are similar in a much broader build, that is the way in which Paul Keating has considered and considered the realm. The speeches show the breadth and intensity of his interests—be they cultural, ancient, or policy-focused—dealing with matters as wide as diplomacy, fiscal coverage and politics. person chapters variety from a dialogue of Jorn Utzon's Opera condo via to the redecorate of Berlin, the historical past of local name, Australia's dating to the international locations of Asia, the position of the monarchy, to the form of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, and extra. After phrases comprises an analytic observation on Australia's contemporary social and financial repositioning, within the minds of many, by way of its imperative architect. The speeches, regularly, transcend observations, as Paul Keating sketches out new vistas and issues to new instructions. For these drawn to issues that visit the way forward for Australia and the area, After phrases provides, unmediated, a panoply of concerns which the coverage brain and writing form of Paul Keating has sculpted right into a recognizable panorama.

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34 There has not been any systematic study on how these pressures have changed as India began to open up its economy. However, the advent of the World Trade Organization and the World Economic Forum introduced additional channels through which pressures could be brought upon India. 37 Surrender or independence? Overall, from the documented evidence it is difficult to draw general conclusions about whether international organizations have held sway over Indian policymakers or whether the government has been in control of the process of opening up.

State leaders can take intense rivalry as a given, regardless of material circumstances. Rivalries can simply be inherited, having little to do with present circumstances, policies, or leaders. Non-material perceptions, such as ego or pride or sense of destiny, can become, in the context of constructed rivalries, cause for not just a mere disregard of domestic politics but also major war. Conversely, significant shifts in material circumstances or changes in their interpretation can lead to an escalation of hostility just as swiftly as they can spawn friendship, even formal alliances.

This trans- Explaining the continuity of openness 17 ition happened roughly in the early 2000s, about a decade after open-economy policy was begun. This book contends that the reasons that India’s openeconomy policy could be ideationally consolidated are rooted strongly in the perception and construction of a dense strategic context in addition to a globalist mission. Plan of the book The next chapter begins the analysis by reviewing the political risks of India’s open-economy policy. It has three objectives.

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