PSI achievements in the 2013 Australian Research Council awards builds on the very substantial body of research and grant success that the School has achieved in recent years.
The politics of decision: leadership and policy processes in historical perspective
Concerns about leadership and policy dysfunction are widespread, but are they accurate? This comparative review of policy processes and the politics of decision-making, at key turning points in post-war Australian history, will assess such claims and identify what needs reform to address the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Democracy comprises more than elections, but they are the primary vehicle for democratic participation. Through an evaluation of the current approaches to democratisation, this project examines electoral reform in Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq, in order to understand how political participation can be enhanced during times of political transition.
Dr Paul Muldoon also achieved Discovery success with colleagues at Melbourne University.
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Resistance, recognition and reconciliation in Australia – lessons from South Africa and
This project examines resistances to reconciliation in Australia, South Africa and Northern Ireland. The project
compares efforts toward reconciliation in these conflictual societies to contribute to knowledge on how to live with
conflictual political, psychological and jurisdictional claims in light of efforts toward Australia’s Constitutional