Australian Government and Politics

Deliberative democracy and political theory, environmental politics, liberalism, politics of race, Australia’s defence and foreign policies and the politicisation of history in Australia-Asia relations.

Faculty Research Focus

  • Australian politics from the perspective of deliberative democracy
  • Australian politics and society
  • Australia's defence and foreign policies

Current Projects

  • The Enigmatic Mr Deakin
  • Unlocking Australia's Chinese archive: the political organisation and social experience of the Chinese Australian community, 1909-1939
  • An international history of Australian democracy: the impact of Australian innovation overseas and of international human rights in Australia
  • The global opponents of universal human rights, 1946-2006

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Research Interests

The College will consider any research topic that interests potential PhD students; however, students will benefit from researching in areas that align with the College’s strengths. Please contact us to discuss your PhD topic.

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