Publications

The School of Politics and International Relations has a long history of excellence in research both by faculty members and its graduate students.  The publications pages provides you with a list of all of the Schools, including the various Centres associated with the School, major publications in recent years.  The SPIR publications are those publications not necessarily associated with a particular Centre.

Attitudes to housing affordability

Attitudes to housing affordability

Year published: 2017

The 24th ANUPoll - Attitudes to Housing Affordability: Pressures, Problems and Solutions - has found an overwhelming majority believe the great Australian dream of home ownership will be out of reach for future generations. With the government due to announce housing affordability measures in the 9...

» read more

Australia’s Unthinkable Genocide

Author/editor: Colin Tatz

Year published: 2017

“We are a moral people” and the very notion that Australians could have anything to do with genocide is unthinkable—so claimed parliamentarians when Australia was asked to ratify the UN’s Genocide Convention in 1949. The reality is that even decent democrats and people who consider themselves good...

» read more

Innovation, Science, and Business

Innovation, Science, and Business

Year published: 2017

The latest ANUpoll has found a large majority of Australians support science and want politicians to rely more on the advice of scientists and experts. The ANUpoll also found 67 per cent of those surveyed believe science is best funded by government rather than private business, while 82 per cent...

» read more

Leadership Performance and Rhetoric

Leadership Performance and Rhetoric

Author/editor: Adam B. Masters|John Uhr

Year published: 2017

This book examines both the rhetorical content of contemporary public leadership and the leadership methods pioneered by early English statesman Sir Francis Bacon. In particular, it considers the use of public rhetoric to defend leadership legitimacy in six case studies, drawing on leadership...

» read more

Policy Agendas in Australia

Policy Agendas in Australia

Author/editor: Keith Dowding|Aaron Martin

Year published: 2017

This book contributes to and expands on the major international Comparative Policy Agendas Project. It sets the project in context, and provides a comprehensive assessment of the changing policy agenda in Australia over a forty-year period, using a unique systematic dataset of governor-general...

» read more

Ageing and money

Ageing and money

Year published: 2016

The 20th ANUpoll - Ageing and Money: Public opinion on pensions, inheritance, financial wellbeing in retirement and caring for older Australians - reveals many Australians are worried about their retirement and their ability to afford a comfortable life after leaving the workforce. The latest...

» read more

Attitudes to national security

Attitudes to national security

Year published: 2016

Maintaining national security in an age of terrorism means that we, as citizens, are asked to relinquish certain individual rights and liberties in the name of public safety. Whether it is the retention of our telecommunications activities, ability to walk around our cities without being captured...

» read more

Tax and Equity

Tax and Equity

Year published: 2016

Tax and Equity in Australia: What Australians Want —the 21st ANUpoll in the series—asks Australians what they think about these issues in the Australian context. Should we be worried about governments holding debt? Which areas of spending should have priority, and which can be cut? Should we pay...

» read more

Australian attitudes towards national identity

Australian attitudes towards national identity

Year published: 2015

A new ANUpoll on national identity has found Australians believe speaking English and respect for political institutions and laws are the most important factors in being Australian. Being born in the country was the least important factor. The 18th ANUpoll found overwhelming support for immigration...

» read more

Avoiding Governors: Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina

Avoiding Governors: Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina

Author/editor: Tracy Beck Fenwick

Year published: 2015

With the goal of showing the effect of domestic factors on the performance of poverty alleviation strategies in Latin America, Tracy Beck Fenwick explores the origins and rise of conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) in the region, and then traces the politics and evolution of specific programs...

» read more

Pages

Updated:  6 January 2018/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications