Political Science and International RelationsPolitical Science at Griffith was awarded the highest possible rating of 5 in the 2012 Excellence in Research Australia assessment. Our 35 staff in political science and international relations are located in two research centres, the Griffith Asia Institute and the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, together with the School of Government and International Relations.
The Asian Politics, Security and Development program further strengthens Griffith's research profile in the politics of the Asia-Pacific, with particular reference to rising powers, new modes of regional governance, and emerging security challenges and responses.
"The Excellence in Research Australia assessment has judged Griffith's research profile in political science first in the country, equal with University of Queensland, the University of Sydney, and ANU.'"
Research Excellence in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy
Griffith Asia Institute Featured Publication Purchase the book from Georgetown University Press Edited by Associate Professor Bruce Gilley and Professor Andrew O’Neil China’s rise is changing the dynamics of the international system. Middle Powers and the Rise of China is the first work to examine how the group of states referred to as “middle powers” are responding to China’s […]
Mr Richard Bitzinger, from the S. Rajaratam School in Singapore, joined Griffith Asia Institute this week to present his thoughts on the regional arms race in the South Pacific. He explained that there is growing antagonisms over territorial and EEZ (exclusive economic zones) claims in the South China Sea, along with an increasingly assertive Chinese […]
A Perspectives:Asia seminar presented by Mr Rory Medcalf, Director, International Security Program, Lowy Institute “Perspectives: Asia” is a seminar series designed to promote public discussion of Australia’s relations with this region. The series is presented by the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery. This podcast is […]