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.
2017 Distinguished Lecture
Mining Royalty Payments and the Governance of Aboriginal Australia
Presented by Professor Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh
Read the paper, Mining Royalty Payments and the Governance of Aboriginal Australia by clicking here to download.
Download the Powerpoint presentation by clicking here.
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 Haig Patapan spoke on Sverige Radio's program, Conflict, as part of the recent discussion on 'The Chinese Dream of Export'. Haig drew on his latest research to talk about the rise and role of China's Wang Huning. Listen to segment here.
- HDR Candidate Sean Barry considers the question, 'Are There Really Three Queenslands?' for the Policy Innovation Hub's Machinery of Government blog. Read his piece here.
- Professor John Kane writes for the University of Cambridge's In the Long Run blog on 'Political Leadership in the Age of Trump'. Read the piece here.
- Professor Ian Hall has a new contribution on the Lowy Institute's blog, The Interpreter, exploring the work of "Coral Bell and the 'Concert of Powers' Problem". Read his blog here.
- HDR Candidate Jacob Deem contributes to the Queensland State Election coverage with his piece for the Policy Innovation Hub's Machinery of Government blog, What's Your Plan? Analysing the Opening Moves of #qldvotes. Read it here.