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.
Professor John Kane does political satire
Our multi-talented Professor, John Kane, has again picked up his guitar and warmed up his vocal chords to explore in song, the challenges faced by the President of the United States. Turn the sound up and enjoy.
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 John Parkinson spoke with ABC Radio National's Ali Crew about the UK's election race, Brexit, the snap election and the narrowing polls. Listen to the segment here.
- Dr Lee Morgenbesser provides comment on the running of the recent Cambodian elections. Read his comments in this article for The Phnom Penh Post.
- Dr Liz van Acker discusses the 'Difficulties in Developing Marriage Policies' in a piece for The Policy Space. Read it here.
- Associate Professor Wes Widmaier is on ABC Brisbane's evenings program each Wednesday evening to discuss recent events in American politics. Tune in weekly.