Journal article

european studies and research in australia - bridging history and geography

Philomena Murray

European Political Science | PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

This article analyses how European studies were introduced in Australia, examining teaching, research and research training. It surveys policy and curriculum developments since the introduction of the study of the European Union (EU) in the Australian university curriculum in the early 1990s. It profiles Australian research on the EU. Australia's position-and that of New Zealand-in the Asia Pacific region has provided a useful context to understand the EU as an international actor and as a context for comparative regional integration. © 2012 European Consortium for Political Research.