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Taking our political research global

Taking our political research global

PhD students Sarah Cameron and Troy Cruickshank travelled to Bordeaux, France to present their research findings at the European Consortium for Political Research General Conference.

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Master of Globalisation

Master of Globalisation

Launched in 2013, the Master of Globalisation degree offers a multi-disciplinary program encompassing approaches from politics and international relations, sociology, history, anthropology, environmental sciences, law and economics.

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Political Science at ANU receives highest ranking

Political Science at ANU receives highest ranking

In the recently released Excellence in Research in Australia results, ANU has again received a score of 5 for political science, denoting an “outstanding performance well above world standards”. ANU is the only university to achieve this in both 2010 and 2012.

The Politics of Lowering the Voting Age in Australia

The Politics of Lowering the Voting Age in Australia

Arguments supporting a reduction in the voting age to enfranchise Australia’s 16 and 17-year-olds do not stack up, according to a new study by political scientist Professor Ian McAllister at The Australian National University.

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Welcome to the School of Politics & International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations has a long history of excellence in research, in undergraduate education and in postgraduate supervision. The ANU was the only university in the country to receive a score of 5, denoting an “outstanding performance well above world standards”, for political science on both the 2010 and 2012 Excellence in Research in Australia assessment. In the 2011 rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, ANU was ranked 10th for politics and international relations.

Located in the national seat of government, Canberra, the ANU is Australia’s premiere research university. Students and researchers in the School enjoy easy access to Australia’s national political institutions, to the associated lobby groups, and to the National Library.

The School of Politics and International Relations has produced path-breaking work on political parties, public administration, trade unions, pressure groups, elections and political behaviour. For many years the School has also focused on Australian and international public policy and public sector management and in 2002 was a foundation member of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). It houses the innovative Australian National Internships Program, and also has a successful Washington Internships Program.

The major areas for research, teaching and postgraduate supervision in the School are:

  • Australian politics
  • international relations
  • comparative politics
  • political theory, and
  • public policy.

We welcome enquiries from potential undergraduate and postgraduate students, and possible academic visitors.

Updated: 19 April 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher