Position

Strategic Professor
Politics and Public Policy

Biography

Adam Graycar was a lecturer in this school until his departure in 1980 to become the Foundation Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. In the intervening decades he has held a wide range of academic and government posts. In 2015 he returned as strategic professor in public policy.

He acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in the senior level posts he has held in government, both Federal and State. His most recent government position was Head, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia (2003-2007). He also had nine years (1994-2003) as head of a Commonwealth Statutory Authority, the Australian Institute of Criminology a government agency whose task is to provide quality information and conduct policy oriented research. He was also the nation’s first Commissioner for the Ageing (1985-1990).

Before returning to Flinders his most recent academic posts were Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, and before that, Dean and Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

He has worked in many public policy domains and his current work is on integrity and corruption prevention in Australia and internationally. He is working closely with international agencies such as the United Nations (UNODC) and the World Bank.

His latest book Understanding and Preventing Corruption (with Tim Prenzler) was published in the UK and New York in October 2013. He is the author of over 250 scholarly publications, has two doctorates from the University of NSW, and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Qualifications

B.A.   (Hons in Political Science)   University of NSW

Ph.D.  (Public Policy)   University of NSW

D. Litt  (Social Policy- by examination)   University of NSW

Honours, awards and grants

Member. Order of Australia (AM)

Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences, Australia (FASSA)

Fellow, Australian Institute of Management (FAIM)

Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)

Co-Chair of the Quality of Governance Working Group of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (since 2012)

President of the Australian Social Policy Association. (2013-2017)

Awarded Centenary Medal (2003)

Research expertise

  • Policy and administration

Supervisory interests

  • Public policy

Publications

  • Graycar, A. (2018). Accountability Mechanisms. In Ali Farazmand, ed. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance. Springer.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_2331-1]
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2017). A New Victorian Era: Gerring Crime Out of Commercial Sex. In Benoit LeClerc, Ernesto U Savona, ed. Crime Prevention in the 21st Century: Insightful Approaches for Crime Prevention Initiatives. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 293-315.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-27793-6_18]
  • Monaghan, O. and Graycar, A. (2016). Building Integrity in Public-Sector Operations. In Lawton, A., van der Wal, Z & Huberts, L, ed. Ethics in Public Policy and Management: A global research companion. New York & Oxford: Routledge, pp. 87-108.
  • Graycar, A. (2015). Corruption. In Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. New York: Oxford University Press.
    [10.1093/obo/9780199743292-0098]
  • Graycar, A. (2014). Corruption. In Debra Rowe, ed. Achieving Sustainability: visions, principles, and practice. Detroit, USA: Macmillan Reference USA, pp. 186-192.
  • Graycar, A. and Smith, R. (2011). Research and Practice in Corruption: An Introduction. In Adam Graycar & Russell G Smith, ed. Handbook Of Global Research And Practice In Corruption. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 3-13.
  • Graycar, A. and Hicks, D. (2011). Money Laundering. In Mangai Natarajan, ed. International Crime and Justice. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, pp. 171-177.
  • Graycar, A. (2011). International Cooperation to Combat Money Laundering. In Mangai Natarajan, ed. International Crime and Justice. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, pp. 445-452.
  • Graycar, A. (2011). Corruption. In Mangai Natarajan, ed. International Crime and Justice. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, pp. 215-222.
  • Graycar, A. and Felson, M. (2010). Situational prevention of organized timber theft and related corruption. In Bullock, KA, Clarke, R and Tilley, N, ed. Situational Prevention of Organized Crimes. Cullompton, Surrey UK: Willan Publishing, pp. 81-92.
  • Graycar, A. (1979). Welfare politics in Australia : a study in policy analysis.
  • Graycar, A. (1978). Perspectives in Australian Social Policy: A Book of Readings.
  • Graycar, A. and Davis, J. (1977). The Australian Assistance Plan: Evaluation Report No. 2.
  • Graycar, A. (1976). Social Policy: An Australian Introduction.
  • Atkins, R. and Graycar, A. (1972). Governing Australia.
  • Graycar, A. and Masters, A. (2015). Corruption in sport – a new field for public policy. In Symposium of the Anti-Corruption Academic (ACAD) Initiative: Compendium of the papers submitted by the participants. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Symposium of the Anti-Corruption Academic (ACAD) Initiative. Moscow. Oct 2015, pp. 56-68.
  • Graycar, A. (2016). Hotspots of Corruption. NACC Journal, 9(1) pp. 20-35.
  • Graycar, A. (2016). Corruption and Public Value. Public Integrity, 18(4) pp. 339-341.
    [10.1080/10999922.2016.1184518]
  • Graycar, A. (2011). Corruption: Global initiatives build on local best practice. Public Administration Today, Jan-Mar(25) pp. 11-13.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Kempf, R.J. and Graycar, A. (2017). Dimensions of Authority in Oversight Agencies: American and Australian Comparisons. International Journal of Public Administration,
    [10.1080/01900692.2017.1347947] [Scopus]
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2016). Making Corruption Disappear in Local Government. Public Integrity, 18(1) pp. 42-58.
    [10.1080/10999922.2015.1093400]
  • Lenz, P.J. and Graycar, A. (2016). Stealing from the boss: who is looking? Journal of Financial Crime, 23(3) pp. 613-623.
    [10.1108/JFC-09-2015-0053]
  • Graycar, A. and Jancsics, D. (2016). Gift Giving and Corruption. International Journal of Public Administration,
    [10.1080/01900692.2016.1177833] [Scopus]
  • Porter, L. and Graycar, A. (2016). Hotspots of corruption: applying a problem-oriented policing approach to preventing corruption in the public sector. Security Journal, 29(3) pp. 423-441.
    [10.1057/sj.2013.38] [Scopus]
  • van der Wal, Z., Graycar, A. and Kelly, K. (2016). See No Evil, Hear No Evil? Assessing Corruption Risk Perceptions and Strategies of Victorian Public Bodies. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75(1) pp. 3-17.
    [10.1111/1467-8500.12163]
  • Ochoa, R. and Graycar, A. (2016). Tackling Conflicts of Interest: Policy Instruments in Different Settings. Public Integrity, 18(1) pp. 83-100.
    [10.1080/10999922.2015.1093398]
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2015). Media reporting of corruption: policy implications. Crime, Law and Social Change, 64(2) pp. 153-175.
    [10.1007/s10611-015-9595-1] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Monaghan, O. (2015). Rich Country Corruption. International Journal of Public Administration, 38(8) pp. 586-595.
    [10.1080/01900692.2014.949757]
  • Graycar, A. (2015). Corruption: Classification and analysis. Policy and Society, 34(2) pp. 87-96.
    [10.1016/j.polsoc.2015.04.001] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. (2014). Awareness of Corruption in the Community and Public Service: a Victorian Study. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 73(2) pp. 271-281.
    [10.1111/1467-8500.12081] [Scopus]
  • Porter, L. and Graycar, A. (2013). Hotspots of corruption: Applying a problem-oriented policing approach to preventing corruption in the public sector. Security Journal,
    [10.1057/sj.2013.38]
  • Graycar, A. and McCann, B.I. (2012). Implementation: Making Hard Work of Something Simple. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 71(3) pp. 343-354.
    [10.1111/j.1467-8500.2012.00777.x] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Sidebottom, A. (2012). Corruption and control: a corruption reduction approach. Journal of Financial Crime, 19(4) pp. 384-399.
    [10.1108/13590791211266377] [Scopus]
  • Joutsen, M. and Graycar, A. (2012). When Experts and Diplomats Agree: Negotiating Peer Review of the UN Convention Against Corruption. Global Governance, 18(4) pp. 425-439.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Graycar, A. and Villa, D. (2011). The Loss of Governance Capacity through Corruption. Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 24(3) pp. 419-438.
    [10.1111/j.1468-0491.2011.01535.x] [Scopus]
  • Morris, P. and Graycar, A. (2011). Homicide through a Different Lens. British Journal of Criminology, 51(5) pp. 823-838.
    [10.1093/bjc/azr038] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. (2007). Public Policy: core business and by-products. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 3(4) pp. 567-575.
    [10.1332/174426407782516475] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Prenzler, T. (2013). Understanding and Preventing Corruption. Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
  • Mukherjee, S. and Graycar, A. (2002). Crime and Justice in Australia. 2nd ed. Leichhardt, New South Wales: Hawkins Press.
  • Graycar, A. and Jamrozik, A.W. (1993). How Australians Live: socieal Policty in Theory and Practice. 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Australia: Macmillan Education Australia.
  • Graycar, A. and Jamrozik, A.W. (1989). How Australians Live: Social Policy in Theory and Practice. South Melbourne, Victoria: The Macmillan Company of Australia.
  • Graycar, A. (2018). Accountability Mechanisms. In Ali Farazmand, ed. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance. Springer.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_2331-1]
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2017). A New Victorian Era: Gerring Crime Out of Commercial Sex. In Benoit LeClerc, Ernesto U Savona, ed. Crime Prevention in the 21st Century: Insightful Approaches for Crime Prevention Initiatives. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 293-315.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-27793-6_18]
  • Monaghan, O. and Graycar, A. (2016). Building Integrity in Public-Sector Operations. In Lawton, A., van der Wal, Z & Huberts, L, ed. Ethics in Public Policy and Management: A global research companion. New York & Oxford: Routledge, pp. 87-108.
  • Graycar, A. and Felson, M. (2010). Situational prevention of organized timber theft and related corruption. In Bullock, KA, Clarke, R and Tilley, N, ed. Situational Prevention of Organized Crimes. Cullompton, Surrey UK: Willan Publishing, pp. 81-92.
  • Kempf, R.J. and Graycar, A. (2017). Dimensions of Authority in Oversight Agencies: American and Australian Comparisons. International Journal of Public Administration,
    [10.1080/01900692.2017.1347947] [Scopus]
  • Porter, L. and Graycar, A. (2016). Hotspots of corruption: applying a problem-oriented policing approach to preventing corruption in the public sector. Security Journal, 29(3) pp. 423-441.
    [10.1057/sj.2013.38] [Scopus]

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