Political Science and International Relations
The Australian Himalaya Research Network wins two NCP grants
$115,500 in New Colombo Plan funding granted for students to visit India and Mongolia.Read more
Student's article published in Australian Journal of Political Science
Professor and student have published co-authored article in the top ranking political science journal in AustraliaRead more
Democracy and Divided Societies
How Professor Benjamin Reilly’s research has helped shape political and electoral reform in new and emerging democracies in the indo-pacific region.Read more
Our research projects
- Development, diplomacy and the diaspora: Deepening engagement between African-Australians, the diplomatic corps and the African Union’s Agenda 2063
- Co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN), this research and engagement project examines how African diaspora communities in Australia are utilised in Australia’s foreign and development policy towards Africa. Principal investigator: David Mickler
- Taiwan and the cause of democratisation in China: Intellectual inspiration and actual support
- Funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan), this project examines whether the state and civil society in Taiwan have provided meaningful support for the pro-democracy and human rights organisations and activists ofmainland China and Hong Kong. Principal investigator: Jie Chen; with co-investigators based in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia.
- Advancing gender equality through aid: Realising women's empowerment
This ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award project evaluates the determinants of aid programming for women's empowerment in Southeast Asia.
Researcher: Kelly Gerard
- Closing the rhetoric-reality gap: Strengthening the link between performance management and decision making in the public sector
In collaboration with Renmin University, this project aims to examine and provide a better understanding of factors that enhance evidence-based decision-making in the public sector.
Researcher: Jeannette Taylor
- The political-economy of Australia-China relations
This ARC Discovery project examines current relations between Australia and China and their political-economic implications.
Lead Chief Investigator: Mark Beeson
- The multifacted Coronavax project seeks to build dialogue between the community and government to uncover the conditions necessary for high uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.
Collaborations and scholarships
We have an active program for volunteers within the Political Sciences and International Relations discipline of learning. In particular, we welcome volunteers to speak as guests at University events. If you would like to get involved, contact us using the details below.
VaxPolLab is an interdisciplinary Lab led within Political Science that explores how and why vaccination policies are designed and implemented, details of design and operation, and implications for populations and government.