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The Australian National University

Professor David Marsh

Professor of Political Sociology
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Public Policy 160510
  • Comparative Government And Politics 160603
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy 160609
  • Political Science 1606
  • Other Studies In Human Society 1699

Research interests

Political Participation and Citizen Engagement




Policy Transfer

Australian Politics

UK Politics

Political Sociology


1972-79                                     Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Principal Lecturer Polytechnic of Central London

1979-1992                     Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader University of Essex

1992-96                         Professor, University of Strathclyde

1996-2008                     Professor, University of Birmingham

2008-2010                     Director, Research School in Social Sciences, ANU


2010-to date                   Professor, School of Sociology, RSSS, ANU


Researcher's projects

New Forms of Political Participation in Australia

Citizen Engagement in Australia, UK and Denmark

The Decline of Institutional Memory in Government

Discourse, Material Realities and the GFC

Wealth Concentration in Australia and its Political Consequences

Conceptualising Australian Politics

Localism and the Murray Darling Basin

Politics and Celebrity in Australia

Past student projects

I have successfully supervised 46 PhD students in the UK and Australia.


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