book and media reviews 449 Foreign Policy Directions,” includes a systematically argued set of proposi- three papers on New Zealand’s tions about this particular linkage. regional orientation (Macdonald); The case chosen is of interest, reveal- multilateralism ( Jackson); and New ing a small state’s agile response to Zealand’s relations with the United globalization’s threats and opportu- States (McCormick). Macdonald’s nities. Statehood in New Zealand survey will assist the uninformed, but has strengthened through policies needs corrections (the Southeast-Asia designed to reduce vulnerability and Treaty Organization was formed in enhance independence, while the 1954; the South Paciﬁc Nuclear society is more diverse, unequal, and Weapons Free Zone has been ratiﬁed multicultural. Although theoretically by the nuclear-weapons states con- undeveloped, this study provides a cerned; the ﬁrst of Fiji’s coups useful empirical basis from which to occurred in 1987, not 1986). begin the necessary but challenging Jackson offers the most systematic task of deciphering globalization’s attempt in this section to address the impacts upon small, developed New Zealand /globalization linkage. democracies such as New Zealand. He looks to the United Nations set- roderic alley ting to provide evidence of this coun- Victoria University of Wellington try’s small-state, good-citizen, and order-creation strivings.
The Contemporary Pacific – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Jul 27, 2006