Lilliputian in Fluid Times: New Zealand Foreign Policy after the Cold War

Author
Paul G. Buchanan
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
125
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Summer 2010
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
PAUL G. BUCHANAN looks at the evolution of New Zealand's foreign policy after the Cold War. He argues that New Zealand's ability to "punch above its weight" in contemporary international affairs was as much a product of fortuna as it was of policymaking virtu. It was only toward the end of the 1990s that a heterodox approach mixing realist, idealist, and constructivist ideas was confirmed as the basis for New Zealand's engagement with the world.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Cold War
Political Geography
New Zealand