Australia's refugee policy: domestic politics and diplomatic consequences

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    Refugee policy involves a two-level game. For Australia since approximately 1998, the politics of refugees has been toxically affected by domestic politics. This has had potentially negative effects on Australia's reputation and soft power. This article provides an overview of the issue, explores the ways in which considerations of domestic politics have come increasingly to shape Australia's policy and concludes with a discussion of the consequences of Australia's treatment of refugees for its diplomacy and soft power.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)670-680
    JournalAustralian Journal of International Affairs
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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