L'Australie et la Nouvelle-Zélande: deux puissances régionales contraintes à l’action

Translated title of the contribution: Australia and New Zealand: two regional powers constraints to action

Nathalie Mrgudovic, Emmanuel-Pie Guiselin (Editor), Marc Joyau (Editor)

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Somehow, almost despite themselves, Australia and New Zealand have become regional powers. First burdened with colonial duties then abandoned by their mother country, Australia and New Zealand had little choice but to ensure their own security and development, a goal necessarily founded on regional action, although their geostrategic environment would sometimes impact differently on each power. However, growing instability in the South Pacific from the end of the 1990s constrained both to seek new and stronger roles in the region. Between neo-colonialism and the imperatives of regional security, Australia and New Zealand were left with no other choice but to react.
Translated title of the contributionAustralia and New Zealand: two regional powers constraints to action
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)303-330
Number of pages28
JournalRevue juridique Polynésienne
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2010


  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • regional powers
  • security
  • development
  • regional action
  • geostrategic environment
  • instability
  • South Pacific
  • neo-colonialism
  • regional security


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