Publications

China and International Theory: The Balance of Relationships

Author(s): Yeophantong P

 

Yeophantong P (with Shih C et al), 2019, China and International Theory: The Balance of Relationships, Routledge.

Major IR theories, which stress that actors will inevitably only seek to enhance their own interests, tend to contrive binaries of self and other and ‘inside’ and ‘outside’. By contrast, this book recognizes the general need of all to relate, which they do through various imagined resemblances between them.

The authors of this book therefore propose the ‘balance of relationships’ (BoR) as a new international relations theory to transcend binary ways of thinking. BoR theory differs from mainstream IR theories owing to two key differences in its epistemological position. Firstly, the theory explains why and how states as socially-interrelated actors inescapably pursue a strategy of self-restraint in order to join a network of stable and long-term relationships. Secondly, owing to its focus on explaining bilateral relations, BoR theory bypasses rule-based governance. By positing ‘relationality’ as a key concept of Chinese international relations, this book shows that BoR can also serve as an important concept in the theorization of international relations, more broadly. For further details please click

 

Published: 2019

International Law’s Objects

Author(s): Guilfoyle D

 

Guilfoyle D, 2018, ‘Somali Pirate Skiff’, in International Law’s Objects, Oxford University Press, pp. 443 - 452

Published: 2018

The Use of Force in International Law: A Case-Based Approach

Author(s): Guilfoyle D

 

Guilfoyle D, 2018, ‘The Gulf of Tonkin Incident - 1964’, in The Use of Force in International Law: A Case-Based Approach, Oxford University Press, pp. 108 - 117

Published: 2018

Naval Powers in the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific

Author(s): Scott SV

 

Scott SV (with A Bloomfield), 2018, ‘Australia’s maritime strategy’ in Naval Powers in the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific, 150-165

Published: 2018

Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law

Author(s): Guilfoyle D

 

Guilfoyle D, 2017, ‘Maritime Security’, in Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law, Oxford University Press, pp. 57 - 76 

Published: 2017

Occasional Paper Series No. 7 - DDG in Vietnam and Lessons for the Royal Australian Navy

Author(s): Rear Admiral David Campbell (Retd), Captain David Cotsell RAN (Retd), Warrant Officer Peter Eveille RAN (Retd), Rear Admiral Peter Purcell AO RAN (Retd), Vice Admiral David Shackleton AO RAN (Retd), Vice Admiral Rob Walls AO RAN (Retd)
Editor(s): Dr Rita Parker

 

Marking the 50th anniversary of the RAN involvement in the Vietnam War, the Naval Studies Group of the Australian Centre for Armed Conflict and Society held two seminars. The first was The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN at the UNSW/Australian Defence Force Academy on 17 August 2017. The second seminar, on the RAN Helicopter Flight in Vietnam, was held in October 2017 at the Australian Naval Aviation Museum at HMAS Albatross.

Just two years after the first of three Charles F. Adams class guided missile destroyers (DDGs) entered service in the RAN, HMAS Hobart sailed for the Vietnam War. This Occasional Paper examines the impact of the DDGs on the RAN, their role in the Vietnam War, logistics and technical issues as well as the human dimension. Each chapter is written by veterans of that war and include five admirals, each with a deep understanding of the destroyers’ service in the Vietnam War.

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Published: 2017

Occasional Paper Series No: 5 - The Raids Across the Malacca and Singapore Straits during Confrontation 1963-66

Author(s): Dr Andrew Ross

 

This paper shows that low intensity guerrilla wars are not confined to land operations, but can have a full-blown maritime dimension. The British Commonwealth experienced this as an aspect of its struggle with Indonesian subversion and sabotage of the new state of Malaysia in Confrontation 1963 to 1966. The study draws on a number of computerised databases to chart the ebb and flow of the maritime campaign through the quantitative analysis of Operations Research.

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Published: 2017

The South China Sea: A Crucible of Regional Cooperation or Conflict-Making Sovereignty Claims?

Author(s): Thayer CA

 

Thayer CA, 2016, ‘China’s Naval Modernization and US Strategic Rebalancing: Implications for Stability in the South China Sea’, in Jenner CJ (ed.), The South China Sea: A Crucible of Regional Cooperation or Conflict-Making Sovereignty Claims?, Cambridge University Press, pp. 223 - 240

Published: 2016