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Dr Nick Economou, a PhD graduate from the University of Melbourne, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Political and Social Inquiry. Nick has been teaching Australian politics and governance at Monash since 1992, and, prior to this, taught at the then Swinburne Institute and the former Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education (now Monash Gippsland). In amongst all of this he was also the Sir Robert Menzies lecturer in Australian Studies at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (London University) between 1995 and 1996 - an experience that saw him nearly freeze to death, and develop an unhealthy liking for pie and mash and the Millwall football club.

Nick is an habitual commentator on Australian politics and a pundit on behalf of a number of media outlets that have included the ABC, the BBC and various newspapers. Nick has a great interest in national and state politics, including the electoral contest and sometimes he even gets it right.

This interest in all matters Australian has also been reflected in his scholarly publications. These have included books such as The Kennett Revolution (co-edited with Brian Costar), Media, Politics and Power in Australia (co-authored with Stephen Tanner) and Australian Politics for Dummies (co-authored with Zareh Gazarian). There have also been numerous academic journal articles on subjects ranging from Australian state and federal and even local government elections through to analyses of environmental policy-making. He has also published on Australian political parties, with particular emphasis of the ALP and the Greens.

Nick's research interests include Australian national and state governance, federal, state and local elections and electoral systems, and the role and behaviour of Australia's political parties.

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Projects 2000 2016

Research Output 1997 2018

Localism, diversity and volatility: the 2016 Australian federal election and the 'rise' of populism

Economou, N. & Ghazarian, Z., 2018, In : Australasian Parliamentary Review. 33, 1, p. 134-155 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The 2017 New Zealand election: an Australian view

Economou, N. & Ghazarian, Z., 2018, Stardust and Substance: The New Zealand General Election of 2017. Levine, S. (ed.). 1st ed. Wellington NZ: Victoria University Press, p. 92-98 7 p. (VUP series of New Zealand election studies ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Victoria: July to December 2017

Economou, N., Jun 2018, In : Australian Journal of Politics and History. 64, 2, p. 323-329 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Victoria: July to December 2016

Economou, N., 1 Jun 2017, In : Australian Journal of Politics and History. 63, 2, p. 297-302 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

An instance of cartel behaviour? The politics of senate electoral reform 2016

Economou, N. M., 2016, Democratic Audit, Australian National University, p. 1-15, 15 p. (ELECTORAL REGULATION RESEARCH NETWORK/DEMOCRATIC AUDIT OF AUSTRALIA JOINT WORKING PAPER SERIES; vol. 40).

Research output: Working paperWorking PaperOther