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New Zealand and the Asia–Europe Meeting


  • Mathew Doidge



This article considers New Zealand’s accession to the Asia–Europe Meeting, considering both its formal path to membership and the evolving calculus by which its views of the process were structured, focusing on elements such as the enabling context provided by a change of national government in 2008, the impact of the global financial crisis and the position of Australia. Drawing on a set of interviews undertaken within the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, it goes on to examine perceived benefits of the Asia–Europe Meeting for New Zealand, and the extent to which these have been achieved. Finally, it addresses the issue of a New Zealand ASEM strategy, outlining potential areas for future engagement. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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  • Mathew Doidge, 2013. "New Zealand and the Asia–Europe Meeting," Asia Europe Journal, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 147-162, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:asiaeu:v:11:y:2013:i:2:p:147-162
    DOI: 10.1007/s10308-013-0347-5

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