The formation of the Asian region and Australia's place in the new architecture
This study explores two hypotheses: that the Asian regional identity is undergoing a period of flux and that Australian national identity is restructuring based on political and economic considerations to becoming more greatly identified with Asia. I use Australia as a case study to examine norms building and the construction of regional architecture in Asia. My findings indicate that the development of an inclusive Asian identity in recent years has allowed Australia to reposition itself as a part of Asia. This process is still ongoing, and the likelihood of Australia's full inclusion is promising.