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The Australian National University

Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer

MA, PhD, AO, FASSA
Emeritus Professor; ANU Public Policy Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

Democratic theory and practice, electoral administration, gender politics and policy, social liberalism, intersection of social movements and the state.

Biography

Former Head of the Political Science Program, RSSS, ANU and Head, Democratic Audit of Australia. 

Member of the International Political Science Association Executive and Co-Editor, International Political Science Review. Program Co-Chair, World Congress of Political Science, Poznan 2016. 

Chair, Social Sciences Editorial Board, ANU Press 2010–15, member 2016–. Member Editorial Boards of Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Journal of Political Science, Australasian Parliamentary Review, Democratic Theory, Politics and Governance, European Political Science Review(2018–)

Researcher's projects

 
The Evolution of Social Movements DP0878688 (with Sarah Maddison, University of NSW) http://politicsir.cass.anu.edu.au/research/projects/gender-research/mapping-australian-womens-movement

Women, Leadership and Social Change LP100200304 (with Pat Grimshaw and Joy Damousi, Melbourne University, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Library, National Archives, National Foundation for Australian Women, Australian Nursing Federation, National Film and Sound Archives et al.) http://www.womenaustralia.info/awal/

Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences DP 150104449 (with Fiona Jenkins, Helen Keane, ANU, Claire Donovan, BrunelUniversity) http://genderinstitute.anu.edu.au/gess-home

Gender Mainstreaming: The Role of Specialised Parliamentary Bodies (co-convened with Joan Grace, University of Winnipeg, Anne Maria Holli, University of Helsinki) http://politicsir.cass.anu.edu.au/research/projects/gender-research/gender-focused-parliamentary-institutions-research-network

Party Regulation (with Anika Gauja, University of Sydney) https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/party-rules

Current student projects

PhD

Blair Williams, 'Treading the tight-rope: A comparative study of first women Prime Ministers, gender performativity and the media'

Monica Costa, ‘Gender responsive budgeting in Timor-Leste and women's economic empowerment’ (co-supervised with Professor Rhonda Sharp, UNISA, awarded 2015)

Kirsty McLaren, 'Social movements and the state in sub-Saharan Africa: Social movement identities in Liberia and Uganda' '

Veronica Oxman, ‘Policies towards gender violence. National approaches in Australia, Argentina and Chile (2002-2012)’

Tulika Saxena, ‘Assessing the impact of the Indian Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act 2005’ (awarded 2016)

MPhil

Nugraheni Pancaningtyas, ‘The impact of new electoral legislation on women’s parliamentary representation in Bantul District and Yogyakarta City, Indonesia’ (co-supervised with Professor Kathy Robinson, CAP, awarded 2016)

 

Past student projects

Merrindahl Andrew, 'Women's movement activism on work and income' (awarded 2009).

Peter Brent, 'Enrolling the People: The Development of Modern Electoral Institutions' (awarded 2009).

Norm Kelly, 'Voters, Candidates, Parties: Issues of Equity and Access in Australian Electoral Democracy' (awarded 2009).

Wahidah Siregah, 'Gaining representation in parliament: A study of the Indonesian national, provincial and local parliaments in 2004' (awarded 2008).

Verity Archer, 'In search of the Australian dole bludger: Constructing discourses of welfare, 1974-83' (awarded 2006, APSA prize for best politics PhD thesis, 2007).

Sandra Grey, ‘Changing frames: The discursive influence of the women’s movement in Australia and New Zealand’(awarded 2004, Graduate School Dean’s Prize, 2004).

 

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.

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