Political Organisations and Participation

The study of political organisations and participation is prominent amongst APSA members, and has traditionally formed a core part of Australian political science scholarship.  As a Standing Research Group, we seek to build on the strength of these two inter-related subfields and to foster new generations of scholars actively pursuing high-quality, original and topical research agendas.

Membership of the group is open to APSA members working in the fields of political organisations and participation, including political parties, interest groups, non-membership advocacy organisations, movements and social media, but it is not limited to these specific subfields.  To reflect the dynamic nature of organisations and participation as both arenas of political practice and scholarship, the group aspires to accommodate and encourage cutting-edge research that challenges the boundaries of these subfields, as well as diverse methodological approaches.

Our group pursues a diverse range of activities: from organising dedicated panels at the annual APSA conference, to hosting a blog page (POP Politics Australia), to organising workshops and public talks.

You can check out or blog, POP Politics Australia, here: https://poppoliticsaus.wordpress.com

And follow us on twitter: @POPpoliticsAus

Or join our Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/329756793873862/

Membership of the Political Organisations and Participation Standing Group is free. Anyone who would like to join or find out more about the group, please go to our Facebook page, tweet us, or email any of the Co-convenors, listed below.

 

Contact details of Research Group Co-convenors:

 

Dr Peter Chen

Department of Government and International Relations

The University of Sydney

peter.chen@sydney.edu.au

 

Associate Professor Anika Gauja

Department of Government and International Relations

The University of Sydney

anika.gauja@sydney.edu.au

 

Professor Darren Halpin

School of Sociology

The Australian National University

darren.halpin@anu.edu.au

 

Dr Narelle Miragliotta

Politics, School of Political and Social Inquiry

Monash University

narelle.miragliotta@monash.edu

 

Professor Ariadne Vromen

Department of Government and International Relations

The University of Sydney

ariadne.vromen@sydney.edu.au