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.

Conflict to Peace: Politics and Society in Northern Ireland Over Half a Century

Conflict to Peace: Politics and Society in Northern Ireland Over Half a Century

Author/editor: Bernadette C. Hayes |Ian McAllister

Year published: 2013

After three decades of violence, Northern Ireland has experienced unprecedented peace. This book examines the impact of the 1998 Agreement which halted the violence on those most affected by it – the Northern Ireland people themselves. Using public opinion surveys conducted over half a century,...

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Culture and Contact: Europe, Australia and the Arts

Culture and Contact: Europe, Australia and the Arts

Author/editor: Robyn Archer AO

Year published: 2013

This briefing paper contains the text of the Robert Schuman lecture, given by Ms Robyn Archer AO on 19 August 2013 at the Australian National University. The annual lecture celebrates the remarkable achievements of European integration since its modest beginnings in the European Coal and Steel...

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English Nationalism and Euroscepticism Losing the Peace

English Nationalism and Euroscepticism Losing the Peace

Author/editor: Ben Wellings

Year published: 2013

English Nationalism and Euroscepticism Losing the Peace seeks out the origins of contemporary English nationalism. Whilst much academic and political attention has been given to England's place within the United Kingdom since devolution, the author argues that recent English nationalism actually...

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Migration from Russia to Australia and Formation of a Russian Community

Migration from Russia to Australia and Formation of a Russian Community

Author/editor: Sergey V. Ryazantsev

Year published: 2013

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Regional Trade Agreements and Regionalisation: Motivations and limits of a global phenomenon

Regional Trade Agreements and Regionalisation: Motivations and limits of a global phenomenon

Author/editor: Gabriele Suder

Year published: 2013

The World Trade Organisation reports that the negotiation and implementation of regional trade agreements (RTAs) has been booming in the past decade. This type of agreement is negotiated at the political level; however, it primarily shapes the bilateral business environment in which trade and...

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Social Movements in Global Politics

Social Movements in Global Politics

Author/editor: David West

Year published: 2013

Social Movements in Global Politics is a timely new account of the unconventional, ‘extra-institutional’ activities of social movements. In the face of impending global crises and stubborn conflicts, a conventional view of politics risks leaving us confused and fatalistic, feeling powerless because...

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The Eurozone Economic Problems and the Solutions Ahead

The Eurozone Economic Problems and the Solutions Ahead

Author/editor: Ramón Tamames

Year published: 2013

Keywords: European Union, Eurozone, crisis, recession, global financial crisis.

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Water – the European Union’s Position and Vision

Water – the European Union’s Position and Vision

Author/editor: Cristina Stuparu

Year published: 2013

Discussing the European Union (EU) vision of the best ways of promoting acceptance of and respect for the fundamental human right to water, is an extremely complex task. To develop discussion of the human right to water and the water’s right concept is therefore a more reasonable task, and based on...

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 Amanda Tattersall - 'Power in Coalition: Strategies for Strong Unions and Social Change' (Reviews)

Amanda Tattersall - 'Power in Coalition: Strategies for Strong Unions and Social Change' (Reviews)

Author/editor: Amanda Tattersall

Year published: 2012

Through a thorough analysis of case studies in Australian, the United States and Canada, Dr Tattersall addresses what she terms the unions’ “crisis of power” through their creative engagement with other civil society organisations in seeking to go beyond advancing traditional union goals and wages...

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