A welcome note from the Head of the School
The School comprises over 30 academic staff with breadth and depth of expertise in Politics, Public Policy, and International Relations. Key sub-fields of expertise include: Public policy and capacity building, International relations and security in the Asia-Pacific; Public integrity and anti-corruption; International political economy and global governance; Comparative politics and political theory; and Federalism. The School welcomes suitably qualified research higher degree students who are seeking to undertake projects in these areas.
In the most recent Australian Research Council Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released in December 2015, Political Science at Griffith was rated as being ‘well above world standard’, the highest possible rating. This followed the same result in the second ERA round in 2012.
Annual Distinguished Lecture
Watch this clip to hear Professor Jason Sharman present 'The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign Against Grand Corruption'.
The public face
Academics and emerging scholars in the School are frequently requested by a wide variety of media outlets to provide expert opinion on burning issues of the day in international relations, politics, and public affairs. Providing expert media commentary is something the School takes very seriously as a contribution to deepening the public's understanding of today's complex world and how we can navigate the pressing challenges of our time.
Here, you will find links to the School's most recent media highlights and have access to featured media articles, podcasts and videos.
- Dr Lee Morgenbesser writes about the US sanctions in Myanmar and weighs the pros and cons in his piece for New Mandala and the Myanmar Times, Lifting US Sanctions: Right or Wrong?
- Professor Xu Yi-Chong explores the paucity of public infrastructure spending as an issue in the recent state wide blackout in South Australia. Read her piece, South Australia's Blackout: The Real (Unmentioned) Issue, for the Machinery of Government blog.
- Dr Duncan McDonnell talks 'Aussie Patriots: Rise of the Far-right in Australia' on Triple J's Hack. Listen to the program.
- Professor John Kane, writing for the Machinery of Government blog takes a look at the candidacy of the Republican party's nominee for President of the United States, Donald Trump, in A Conspiracy Theory to Out-trump Trump.