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Title Geography, power, strategy and defence policy : essays in honour of Paul Dibb / editors: Desmond Ball, Sheryn Lee.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2016.


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Contents Introduction / Desmond Ball and Sheryn Lee -- Introducing Paul Dibb (1): Britain's Loss, Australia's Gain / Allan Hawke -- Introducing Paul Dibb (2): An Enriching Experience / Chris Barrie -- Getting to Know Paul Dibb: An Overview of an Extraordinary Career / Desmond Ball -- Scholar, Spy, Passionate Realist / Geoffrey Barker -- The Power of Geography / Peter J. Rimmer and R. Gerard Ward -- The Importance of Geography / Robert Ayson -- Paul Dibb's Impact on Australian Defence Policy / Ambassador Kim Beazley / Concepts for Defence Planning / Kim Beazley -- The Politics and Practicalities of Designing Australia's Force Structure / Peter Jennings -- The 'Priceless' Alliance: Paul Dibb and ANZUS / Benjamin Schreer -- 'Weak and Mighty': Unravelling the Enigma of Soviet Power / Hugh White -- Paul Dibb and the Asian Balance of Power / Brendan Taylor -- Hard Power and Regional Diplomacy : the Dibb Legacy / Raoul Heinrichs and William T. Tow -- Appendix : Paul's Publications.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-218).
Summary Paul Dibb AM has had an extraordinary career. He enjoys an international scholarly reputation of the highest order, while at the same time he has done much distinguished public service. He was a pioneer in moving back and forth between posts in government departments, notably the Department of Defence, and academia. He began as a student of Soviet economic geography, and then spent nearly two decades in Australian Defence intelligence, including service as Head of the National Assessments Staff (NAS) in the Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO) from 1974 to 1978, Deputy Director of JIO in 1978-80, Director of JIO in 1986-88, and Deputy Secretary of Defence (Strategy and Intelligence) in 1988-91, before becoming a Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at The Australian National University (where he is now an Emeritus Professor). He has been quite happy to engage in vigorous public debate about important and controversial strategic and defence issues, giving him a high public profile. The contributors include two former Chancellors of ANU, one a former Minister of Defence, and the other a former Secretary of the Department of Defence, a former Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), and other former senior officials, as well as academic specialists in geography, international relations, and strategic and defence studies. 'This would be a high-quality set of essays for any edited volume, but for a festschrift - a genre that sometimes generates uneven collections - this is an exceptional assembly. The individual pieces are very good; together, they have coherence and power.' - Professor Ian Hall, Professor of International Relations, Griffith University.
Language English.
Subject Dibb, Paul -- Criticism and interpretation.
Defensive (Military science)
Military planning -- Australia.
Australia -- Military policy.
Australia -- Defenses.
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Defence strategy, planning and research.
Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning.
Economic geography.
Human geography.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Warfare and defence.
Defensive (Military science) (OCoLC)fst00889691
Festschriften. (OCoLC)fst00923352
Military planning. (OCoLC)fst01021370
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
Military readiness. (OCoLC)fst01021419
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Ball, Desmond, 1947- editor.
Lee, Sheryn, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Geography, power, strategy & defence policy. 2016 (DLC) 2017479683
ISBN 9781760460143 (electronic bk.)
1760460141 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_612750 doi
AU@ 000057137116
AU@ 000060582362
GBVCP 1008666092

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