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.
- Professor A.J. Brown comments on electoral corruption in New South Wales and a report for the ABC's 7:30 program. Read the transcript or watch the segment.
- Associate Professor Wes Widmaier writes for The Conversation on the state of the US economy, fairness and communicating reform messages in 'It's Not Just the Economy, Stupid; It's Whether the Economy is Fair'. Read it here.
- Associate Professor Michael Heazle's participation in the Second Manila Conference on the South China Sea raised much comment. Dr Heazle's views on the challenges and complexities were raised by many media outlets including by 'The Manila Standard' in their piece, United ASEAN Pushed.
- 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.
- Dr Lee Morgenbesser's research with Associate Professor Tom Pepinsky into the persistence of authoritarianism in Southeast Asia despite frequent elections is examined in this new piece for New Mandala. Read the article.