The School of Political Science and International Studies is at the forefront of teaching and research in political science in Australia and enjoys a strong international reputation.
The School of Political Science and International Studies has a very strong research and publication profile in Australia. The School hosts three major research centres focused on:
The twenty-two full-time academic staff members are all actively engaged in researching and publishing in their fields and this informs their teaching. During the past three years some two dozen books and more than 160 chapters and articles in journals have been published by staff in the School. Presently our academic staff members supervise the research of 90 PhD candidates and there are also substantial postgraduate coursework programs.
- International relations
- Employment studies
Current research strengths of the School include:
Study in the School develops specialist skills in areas such as Australia's relations with other countries in the region, human rights and justice, Australia's place in the changing international economy, the changing workplace and industrial relations, the media and politics, social inequality and unemployment, feminism and the changing role of women in society, international development, conflict resolution in the international arena, privatisation deregulation and the role of the public sector, and political issues facing Queensland, Australian and international policy makers.
- International Relations and Asian Politics
- Employment Studies and Industrial Relations
- Australian Politics and Public Policy
- Political Economy
- Political and Social Theory
- Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
- International Alliances
- International Institutions