Chasing the Norm

Australian academic and blogger on politics, international relations, and culture




Carr, A & Wallis, J. eds. Asia-Pacific Security: An Introduction, Washington D.C: Georgetown University Press, 2016.

Carr, A & Ball, D. eds. A National Asset: 50 years of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Canberra: ANU Press, 2016.

Carr, A. Winning the Peace: Australia’s campaign to change the Asia-Pacific, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2015.

Carr, A & Baldino, D & Langlois, A.J. eds. Australian Foreign Policy: Controversies and Debates, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2014.


Journal Articles

Carr, A. ‘Issues in Australian Foreign Policy: January to June 2016’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62(4), 592-607, 2016.

Carr, A. ‘The politics of the 2016 Defence White Paper’, Security Challenges, 12 (1), 1-17, 2016.

Carr, A. ‘The Engagement pendulum: Australia’s alternating approach to irregular migration’, Journal of Australian Studies, 40(3), 319-336, 2016.

Carr, A & Baldino, D. ‘Defence Diplomacy and the ADF: Smokescreen or strategy’, Australian Journal of International Affairs 70 (2) 139-158, 2016.

Carr, A. ‘Middle Powers and the US pivot: A collective action problem’, Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, 19(2), 53-88, 2015.

Carr A & Baldino, D. ‘An Indo-Pacific Norm Entrepreneur? Australia and Defence Diplomacy’, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 11 (1) 30-47, 2015.

Carr, A. ‘Is Australia a Middle Power: The Systemic Impact approach’ – Australian Journal of International Affairs, 68 (1), 70-84, 2014.

Carr, A & Dean, P.J. ‘The Funding Illusion: The 2% of GDP furphy in Australia’s Defence Debate’, Security Challenges 9(4), 2013.

Carr A & Jones, B.T. ‘Civic Republicanism and Sir Robert Menzies: The non-liberal side of the liberal leader’, Journal of Australian Studies 37 (4) 485-502, 2013.


Book Chapters

Carr, A. ‘ANZUS and Australia’s role in world affairs’ in Dean, P.J. & Frühling, S. & Taylor, B eds. Australia’s American Alliance: Towards a new era, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 2016.

Carr, A. ‘Are Middle Powers on a collision course in the Asia-Pacific’ in Carr, A & Wallis J. eds. Asia-Pacific Security, Washington D.C: Georgetown University Press, 2016.

Carr, A. ‘Australia: A constructive or a confused power?’ in Choi, K & Manicom J & Palamar, S. eds. Mutual Security in the Asia-Pacific: Roles for Australia, Canada and South Korea. Ontario: Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2015.

Carr, A. ‘Australia as a Middle Power’ in Dean, P.J. & Taylor, B & Frühling, S. eds. Australia’s Defence: Towards a new era, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 2014.

Carr A & Leahy, P. ‘The world is becoming more hostile and Australia should increase its defence spending’ in Carr, A & Baldino, D, Langlois, A.J. eds. Australian Foreign Policy: Controversies and Debates, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Carr, A. ‘The Asian Century’ in Aulich, C. Ed. The Gillard Governments, Australian Commonwealth Administration Series, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2014.

Carr A & Roberts, C. ‘Foreign Policy’, in The Rudd Government, edited by Chris Aulich and Mark Evans Australian Commonwealth Administration Series, Canberra: ANU Press, 2010.


Book reviews/reports/other publications

Carr, A & Frühling, S. ‘Defence Outlook: Australia’, CSCAP annual report 2016.

Carr, A. ‘Muscling up to the World’, Meanjin Quarterly 24(4) Summer 2015.

Carr, A. ‘Australia as a middle power: Fighting or fanning the flames of Asia?Policy Brief no.208. FRIDE, Brussels, Belgium, September 2015.

Carr, A & McAllister, I ‘Australian National University Poll – Foreign Policy’, Australian National University, September 2014.

Carr A & Dean, P. ‘What the next Defence White Paper should do about the Budget’, Centre of Gravity, policy paper series, March 2014.

Carr A & Jennings, P ‘Are we a Top 20 Nation or Middle Power?Strategic Insights, (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute) 2014.

Book Review: ‘Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific’ by Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson (eds) – Australian Army Journal Winter 2015, Volume XII, No. 1, 2015, 138-141

Book Review: ‘Australia-China Relations Post 1949: Sixty Years of Trade and Politics’ by Yi Wang – Pacific Affairs, Volume 87 (3) – September 2014, p.563-565.

Book review: ‘Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons’ – Asian Journal of Politics and Policy Volume 4, Number 4 2012 p.576-578.

Book review: ‘Middle Power Dreaming’ Australian Army Journal Volume IX, Number 1 Autumn 2012 p.139-142.

Book Review: ‘Little America: Australia, The 51st state’ Australian Journal Of Political Science – Volume 43, Number 2 June 2008.


Conference Papers

Carr, A. The perils of Bipartisanship, Australian Political Science Association, 29 September 2014.

Carr, A & Baldino D. Australia’s Defence Diplomacy in the Indian Ocean, (With Daniel Baldino) Oceanic Conference of International Studies, Melbourne, 10 July 2014.

Carr, A. Gravitating towards Cooperation – Australian Political Science Association, Sydney, 2013.

Carr, A. Australia and South Korea: Middle Power cooperation – Korea Update, ANU, Canberra, 2013.

Carr, A. We decide who comes here – Australia as a norm entrepreneur, International Studies Association, San Francisco, 9 April 2013.

Carr, A & Jones, B. T. Menzies Republicanism (With Ben Jones) – Australian Political Science Association, Melbourne, 28 September 2010.