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
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 Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh has provided comment for ABC News TV and digital stories on the management of royalties from the Argyle diamond mine, 'Diamonds are Not Forever: Indigenous Communities Grapple with the End of the Mining Boom'. Read the piece here.
- Caitlin Mollica, a PhD candidate with the School has published a piece for the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Australian Outlook blog, on 'Uncertainty Grows in Post-RAMSI Solomon Islands'. Read her piece here.
- Dr Tracey Arklay has written for Cambridge's In the Long Run blog on managing a hung parliament. Her article draws on lessons from Australia and New Zealand. Read her piece here.
- Professor John Parkinson writes for the Machinery of Government blog. Fead his piece, 'Support for Democracy in Australia?' by clicking on this link.