Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Dr Glenn Kefford

Profile

Glenn is a lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations. His research focuses on Australian and comparative politics with an emphasis on political parties, elections and campaigning. He has published widely on these topics and is a regular contributor to the media.  

Books:

  • 'Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century: Old Institutions, New Challenges' (with H Murphy-Gregory, L Cox, S Jackson and I Ward). Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).  
  • 'All Hail the Leaders: The Australian Labor Party and Political Leadership'. Melbourne: ASP, 2015

Book Chapters:

Refereed Journal Articles:


Non-Refereed Articles:

Conference and Seminar Papers:

  • 'Pauline Hanson's One Nation: Rise of the "White Queen" or Death By Disfunction (Again)?. Presented at the Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Melbourne, 21 September 2017
  • 'The Nick Xenophon Team: More Than a Personal Vehicle?' (With D McDonnell).  Presented at the Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Sydney, 24 September 2016
  • 'The Electoral Context' contributed as part of a Special Federal Election 2016 Seminar for the Institute for the Study of Social Change and the Electoral Regulation Research Network, 29 June 2016, Hobart
  • 'Trialling the Flipped Classroom in the Politics and International Relations Program (With H Murphy-Gregory) UTAS Teaching Matters Annual Conference, 2 December 2015, Hobart
  • 'The Plutocrat Party: When the Leader is the Owner' (With D McDonnell). Electoral Regulation Research Network and Institute for the Study of Social Change Seminar, 23 October 2015, Hobart
  • 'The Plutocrat Party: When the Leader is the Owner' (With D McDonnell). Australian Political Studies Association 2015 conference, 28-30 September 2015, Canberra
  • 'The Plutocrat Party: When the Leader is the Owner' (With D McDonnell). European Consortium of Political Research Annual Conference, 26-29 August 2015, Montreal, Canada
  • 'Presidentialization in the Antipodes? The Australian Case Examined'. Paper Presented to the Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 25-27 March 2013
  • 'Are Leaders Becoming More Powerful? Kevin Rudd and the Presidentialization Thesis Re-Examined' presented at the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Annual Conference, 24-26 September 2012, Hobart

Media Commentary and Opinion Pieces

  • 'Facebook v face-to-face, the way pollies try to win you over'...ABC, 18 February 2018.
  • Major Party, Minor Party, Micro Party: Does it Matter What We Call Parties?' APSA Standing Group on Political Organisation and Participation Blog, 31 March, 2017.
  • 'Election robocalls annoying voters but left unregulated', The World Today ABC Radio, 5 July 2016.
  • 'Commentary on the Greens', 936 ABC Radio Hobart, 5 July 2016
  • 'Federal election: Eric Abetz backs hierarchy after Amigos swept', The Mercury, 4 July 2016
  • 'Election 2016: Nick Xenophon Team Tasmanian Senate candidate ruled out' ABC News, 30 June 2016
  • 'Give more power to the People'. The Mercury, 18 April, 2016
  • 'The Rise and Fall of PUP is not just about Clive'. APSA Standing Group on Political Organisation and Participation Blog, 14 March, 2016
  • 'Palmer United Party is a vehicle for its leader, but it was successful while it lasted', The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Feb, 2016
  • 'Democracy Comes at a Cost Whether Voters Like it or Not', The Mercury, 6 June, 2015
  • 'With her network, Lambie sets herself up as a Tasmanian Pauline Hanson', The Guardian, 1 April, 2015
  • 'Personalised Politics: When the Leader's Word is Law', The Age, 16 April, 2015
  • 'Jacqui Lambie ponders formation of political party' Sydney Morning Herald, 14 January 2015