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.
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.
- Professor A.J. Brown discusses the results of his recent research and the launch of Integrity@WERQ. Listen here to the report on ABC Radio's AM program.
- Dr Lee Morgenbesser, the School's expert on authoritarian regimes and Cambodian politics gave his views in an ABC 7:30 report on the fate of the widow of Cambodian political commentator, Kem Ley. Watch the report or read the transcript here.
- Professor John Parkinson chats to ABC News Radio's Marius Benson about British Prime Minister, Theresa May's call for a snap election. Listen to the interview here.
- Dr Liz van Acker discusses the 'Difficulties in Developing Marriage Policies' in a piece for The Policy Space. Read it here.