Professor of Politics
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
My research interests are in political theory, history of political thought and issues in electoral law and behaviour. My most recent work explores political exclusion and inclusion, voter behaviour and correlates of voter turnout and issues in liberal democracy. My other projects focus on the history of the western political tradition, political corruption, human rights and the Scottish Enlightenment.
I welcome inquiries from Masters and PhD candidates interested in: The history of political thought, Thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, Voting inclusion (particularly of the disadvantaged), Compulsory voting and informal voting, Political Corruption, Human Rights, Classical Stoicism and Epicureanism and Liberal democracy, its history, character and challenges.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
Current projects include:
Assessing epistemic democracy: normative and applied perspectives
This project has three broad aims:
- To test empirically the epistemic claim that high-turnout elections yield a) higher levels of ‘bad voting’, which in turn yield b) worse political outcomes than do low-turnout elections.
- To use the findings of the applied study to explore and evaluate the normative implications and validity of epistemic democracy.
- To assess whether or not voting in mass elections has a future. or whether we should cede more power to ‘the wise’.
Raising Voter Turnout Among People Experiencing Homelessness
We wish to explore how electoral commissions, academics, community sector organisations, and individuals with lived experience can work together to develop appropriate interventions and measures to identify the scope of non-voting among the homeless and to test and measure the effectiveness of potential remedies.
Date Position Institution name 2006 Associate Professor/Professor of Politics University of Adelaide 2001 - 2006 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2011 Fellowship Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Science of Australia Academy of the Social Sciences Australia Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 1994 University of Oxford United Kingdom D.Phil. in Politics 1984 University of Tasmania Australia Bachelor of Arts (Hons First Class)
Date Title Institution name Country 2011 Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Science of Academy of the Social Sciences Australia —
|Date||Project Number||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
|2011 - 2017||-||Associate investigator Lisa Hill||Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions in Europe 1100-1800||$24,250,000|
|2014 - 2016||DP140102011||Lisa Hill and Han Baltussen||Australian Research Council||$300,000|
|2012 - 2014||DP120100940||Lisa Hill||Australian Research Council||$115,000|
|2009 - 2010||DP0985074||Lisa Hill||Australian Research Council||$61,000|
|2008||-||Lisa Hill and Ian Hall||University of Adelaide Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Hosting Conference Scheme||$3,900|
|2007 - 2009||DP0770499||Lisa Hill, Bruce Buchan, Wilf Prest||$170,000|
|2007||-||Lisa Hill, Ian Hall and Wilf Prest||Academy of Social Sciences Workshop Grant||$6,400|
|2003 - 2006||-||Lisa Hill||ARC Large Industry Linkage Grant||$160,000|
|2001 - 2006||-||Lisa Hill||ARC Five Year Discovery Fellowship||$470,000|
|Date||Course Title||Course Level / Code|
|2018||Passions and Interests: the history of the legitimation of greed||2/3 POLI 2107|
|2018||Justice, Virtue and the Good||2/3 POLI 2106|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Principal Supervisor Women in Governance in Maldives: Expectations, Barriers and Opportunities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Fathimath Shafeega 2018 Principal Supervisor Epicureanism in the Enlightenment: The Influence of Epicurean Political Thought on the Western Political Tradition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Eden Blazejak 2016 Principal Supervisor Future Benefits, Future Burdens: Attitudes to intergenerational policy impacts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Veronica Coram 2015 Co-Supervisor Philanthropy and Social Justice: Examining the Social Impact of Grant-Making by Philanthropic Institutions in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Zurina Simm 2015 Principal Supervisor Anti-corruption Commissions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Catherine Cochrane 2014 Principal Supervisor The First Liberals: Stoicism and The Enlightenment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Astrid Claire Lane
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor NETWORK HOMOGENISATION & PARTY DISENGAGEMENT
THE POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY OF POST-INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACIES:
AN AUSTRALIAN CASE STUDY
Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jesse Erich Schultz Clark 2013 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Cross–Party Collaboration in the Australian Federal Parliament: Testing the Limits of Institutional Constraints and Enabling Factors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Adele Klara Lausberg 2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Honneth's Theory of Recognition: A More Hospitable Asylum Seeker Policy Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Paul Relf-Christopher 2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor "Maore Farantsa": The Self Determination of Mayotte to become a Departement of France Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Robert William Alexander Crabtree 2011 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Following in Scottish Footsteps: The Amalgamation Movement in English and Welsh Banking, 1870-1920 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Philip Ritson 2011 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Proportional Representation in Theory and Practice: The Australian Experience Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Glynn Evans 2006 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Isaiah Berlin and the Problem of Counter-Enlightenment Liberalism Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Mark Bode 2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor The Utilitarian Imagination: An Inquiry into the Relationship between Character Formation, Moral Freedom and Social Reform in John Stuart Mill's Moral Science Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alan Goldstone 2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor The Upper House Question: South Australian Bicameralism in Comparative Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jordan Bastoni 2005 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Beyond a Master or Slave Morality: An Engagement with Feminist Conceptions of Power Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kylie Heneker 2005 - 2007 Principal Supervisor The Dilemma of Praxis, Anarchism and Education: A Comparative Approach to Theory and Practice Master of Arts Master Full Time Mr Luke Trenwith 2002 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Fairness and Unfairness in South Australian Elections Master of Arts Master Part Time Mr Glynn Evans
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Co-Chair Rhodes Scholar of South Australia Selection Committee Rhodes Scholarships Australia 2016 - ongoing Co-Founder Electoral Regulation and Research Network University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2017 - ongoing Board Member Australian Journal of Political Science - Australia
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