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New Zealand's defence policy: From realism to idealism?

Abstract
New Zealand’s defence policy over the last 25 years has changed dramatically, going from being anchored in a Realist view of the world to being one influenced more by a Liberal Internationalist view of international relations. This has meant that defence policy has gone from one reliant on a balanced military force and collective security with allies to one that is attuned primarily to peace-keeping and determinedly independent of allies. The change is mainly the result of the increasing influence of the Labour party’s ideology on defence policy.
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Journal Article
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McCraw, D. (2008). New Zealand's defence policy: From realism to idealism? Defense & Security Analysis, 24(1), 19-32.
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2008
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Routledge
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