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1. Strangers Next Door? Tim Lindsey and Dave McRae 2. A Rising Regional Neighbour of Increasing Importance Richard Woolcott 3. Perceptions and the Capacity to Persuade John McCarthy 4. President Joko Widodo's Foreign Policy: Implications for Indonesia-Australia Relations Evi Fitriani 5. Ignorant and Ill-disposed?: Opinion Polling and Attitudes to the other between Australia and Indonesia Dave McRae and Diane Zhang 6. Through a Glass, Darkly: Bali, Bad News and Australia-Indonesia Relations Tim Lindsey 7. Prospects for the Australia-Indonesia Defence Relationship Peter Jennings 8. Big Fears about Small Boats: How Asylum Seekers Keep Upsetting the Indonesia-Australia Relationship Antje Missbach 9. Islam in Australia-Indonesia Relations: Fear, Stereotypes and Opportunity Greg Fealy 10. Indonesia, Australia and ASEAN Catherine Renshaw 11. On the Periphery: Human Rights, Australia and Indonesia Ken Setiawan 12. A Common Enemy: Police Cooperation between Australia and Indonesia Michael McKenzie 13. Successful Justice Sector Collaboration: A Prerequisite for a Healthy Australia-Indonesia Relationship Denny Indrayana 14. Papua as a Multilateral Issue for Indonesia and Australia Richard Chauvel 15. Indonesia and Australia: Ties that Rarely Bind Endy M Bayuni 16. Our Man in Indonesia Michael Bachelard 17. Beyond Cultural Diplomacy: The Artistic Nuance in Australia-Indonesia Relations Joseph Mitchell and Lydia Teychenne 18. Inside Indonesia: Taking on Australia's Disinterest, Ignorance and Isolationism Jemma Purdey 19. Friendship, Partnership, Action: Women and the Bilateral Relationship Virginia Hooker 20. Language, Learning, and Living Together: Education as a Bilateral Barometer David T Hill 21. Enhancing the Bond: Narratives of Indonesian Academics from Two Continents Muhammad Najib Azca, Atin Prabandari and Priyambudi Sulistiyanto 22. The Unexamined Gift: Australia's Aid Relationship with Indonesia Robin Davies 23. Economic Policy in the Australia-Indonesia Relationship: Unbound Potential, Everlasting Anticlimax Matthew Busch 24. A Business Perspective Debnath Guharoy 25. Young and Connected: How Youth Programs and Organisations Build Links between Australia and Indonesia Rachelle Cole and Arjuna Dibley

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Brings together selected insiders and leading observers to critically assess the state of Australia-Indonesia relations and their future prospects, offering insights into why the relationship is so important for Australia and why it is so often in crisis, and what this means for the future.

About the Author

Tim Lindsey is Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne. Dave McRae is Senior Lecturer at the Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne; and an Associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at Melbourne Law School.


Relationships just bob around, almost directionless. The ocean is currently calm. That's temporary. More understanding, port and starboard, is needed to weather the inevitable storms. This book provides some ballast. -- Duncan Graham * The Jakarta Post *
... a great richness of approaches and experiences, especially where so many of the authors have extensive on-the-ground experience of their respective topics. -- Richard Robison, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University * Journal of Contemporary Asia *
This book soberly makes the case for closer Indonesia-Australia ties, and offers constructive ideas for how they might be achieved. -- David Fettling * Australian Book Review *
Strangers Next Door? is an indispensable contribution to the study of Indonesia-Australia relations and Asian studies in general. -- Evan Laksmana * Contemporary Southeast Asia *
Strangers Next Door? Indonesia and Australia in the Asian Century is the most comprehensive scholarly analysis of the Australia-Indonesia relationship this century... This book will be required reading for any diplomat, journalist, academic, student or interested reader of the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Prominent scholars and well-known commentators on the relationship over the past four decades provide meaningful contributions in their respective fields. As such, this a formidable anthology that will be widely cited. -- Ross Tapsell, Australian National University * Asian Studies Review *
[T]his is a highly competent and lucid addition to the field, one that sets a new benchmark. -- David Reeve, University of New South Wales, Sydney * South East Asia Research *
[A]n invaluable contribution to the literature on the relationship between Indonesia and Australia. Its breadth makes it a book for all audiences, with every reader interested in the relationship able to gain new insights from its pages. -- Sian Troath, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia * Pacific Affairs *

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