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.

 Mungo MacCallum - The Good, the Bad & and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers (Reviews)

Mungo MacCallum - The Good, the Bad & and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers (Reviews)

Author/editor: Mungo MacCallum

Year published: 2012

MacCallum thinks that in recent years the 'most significant' leaders have been those who were 'the most courageous, the ones who burst through the roadblocks not only in society but within their own parties'. Examples are Gorton, Whitlam and Keating. These are called the 'heroes', often unsung in...

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 Raewyn Connell - Confronting Inequality: gender, knowledge and global change (Reviews)

Raewyn Connell - Confronting Inequality: gender, knowledge and global change (Reviews)

Author/editor: Raewyn Connell

Year published: 2012

On the international stage Raewyn Connell is Australia’s best-known social scientist. This collection of loosely linked essays tells us why. Connell combines fine-grained empirical research on class, gender and organisational life with acute political observations and persuasive theory-building...

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'Prospects for Democracy', Introduction by John Anderson

Year published: 2012

In the spring of 1943 the Australian broadcasting commision and the Sydney Daily Telegraph collaborated in the production of series of articles, talks and discussions, under the general title: 'After the War then what about a real democracy in Australia?' Since many of the issues raised are of...

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Accounting for Ministers

Accounting for Ministers

Author/editor: Keith Dowding|Samuel Berlinski|Torun Dewan

Year published: 2012

Accounting for Ministers uses the tools of modern political science to analyse the factors which determine the fortunes of Cabinet ministers. Utilising agency theory, it describes Cabinet government as a system of incentives for prime ministerial and parliamentary rule. The authors use a unique...

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Amin Saikal (ed.) - 'The Afhganistan conflict and Australia's role' (Reviews)

Amin Saikal (ed.) - 'The Afhganistan conflict and Australia's role' (Reviews)

Author/editor: Amin Saikal

Year published: 2012

Leaving aside questions about Australia’s historical predilection for fighting other people’s wars, the relevance of the US alliance and the very morality of the US-led invasion of this wretched and dismal land, the issues raised in this collection by a diverse range of distinguished experts make...

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ANUCES Roundtable Summary: Russia and the Indo-Pacific

ANUCES Roundtable Summary: Russia and the Indo-Pacific

Year published: 2012

On Wednesday 1st August 2012 the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies held an invitation-only Roundtable on trends in Russia and their implications for the Indo-Pacific region. The Roundtable aimed to support preparation for the September 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic...

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Asylum Policy in the EU: The Case for Deeper Integration

Asylum Policy in the EU: The Case for Deeper Integration

Author/editor: Timothy J Hatton

Year published: 2012

Over the last decade the locus of policy-making towards asylum seekers and refugees has shifted away from national governments and towards the EU as the Common European Asylum Policy has developed. Most of the focus has been on the harmonisation of policies relating to border control, the...

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Australian politics and the study of regional integration

Author/editor: John Leslie|Annmarie Elijah

Year published: 2012

One thing that makes the study of Australian politics interesting and important is that a set of Australian political institutions-the Council of Australian Governments (COAG)-sits at the heart of a functioning trans-Tasman Single Economic Market. Since signing the Australia—New Zealand Closer...

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David Reiff - Against Remembrance (Reviews)

David Reiff - Against Remembrance (Reviews)

Author/editor: David Rieff

Year published: 2012

It takes a brave man to speak out against remembrance these days. Journalist David Rieff has identified remembrance as one of the pieties of our age and in this slim volume seeks to think through an alternative means of creating and sustaining justice when dealing with past tragedies, atrocities...

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Diane Austin-Broos - 'A Different Inequality: The Politics of Debate about Remote Aboriginal Australia' (Reviews)

Diane Austin-Broos - 'A Different Inequality: The Politics of Debate about Remote Aboriginal Australia' (Reviews)

Author/editor: Diane Austin-Broos

Year published: 2012

Diane Austin-Broos is one of Australia’s most eminent anthropologists, an emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney and author of the well-regarded monograph, Arrente Present, Arrente Past, Invasion, violence and imagination in Indigenous Central Australia (Chicage, 2009). Yet, her latest book...

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