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.

Gregory Melleuish - Australia and the Servile State

Author/editor: Gregory Melleuish

In recent years there has been an enormous amount of work done on Australian literature. Unfortunately this has not been matched by an interest in others areas of Australian intellectual life, including political thought. This raises the suspicion that perhaps there has been no political thought of...

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Julie Tonkin and Don Fletcher - Kate Grenville: giving voice to women

Author/editor: Julie Tonkin|Don Fletcher

In this essay we indicate some of the ways in which Kate Grenville’s fiction is designed to suggest how women are oppressed by language and violence and how they might escape complicity in that oppression. Grenville’s work is not feminist theory. Indeed, she has said that she writes to explore...

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L.J. Hume - Another Look at the Cultural Cringe

Author/editor: L.J. Hume

It has become a very common practice among contemporary historians, writers of letters to newspapers, book reviewers and other commentators on Australian affairs to refer to a cultural (or colonial or cultural colonial) cringe when they are describing the attitudes and behavior of earlier...

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Peter Loveday - Australian Political Thought

Author/editor: Peter Loveday

This classic contribution to the study of politics in Australia from the recently deceased Peter Loveday originally appeared in Richard Lucy (ed.) 'The Pieces of Politics'; MacMillan, 1975. "Political thought in Australia has never been shaped into coherent and well-established bodies of doctrine...

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Political Theory and Australian Multiculturalism - ed Geoffrey Levey (Reviews)

Political Theory and Australian Multiculturalism - ed Geoffrey Levey (Reviews)

Author/editor: Geoffrey Levey

Political Theory and Australian Multiculturalism by Melissa Lovell The official commitment to multiculturalism as a policy has ‘waxed and waned’ in recent years, but it remains an important part of the Australian political landscape. As Geoffrey Brahm Levey points out in his comprehensive...

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