School of Social and Policy Studies
Lionel Orchard teaches public policy and political theory at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and researches and writes on issues in public policy, politics and political theory. His areas of specialisation include housing policy and urban policy. He is co-editor of Australian Public Policy: Progressive Ideas in the Neoliberal Ascendency (with Chris Miller, Policy Press, 2014) and co-author of Public Goods, Public Enterprise, Public Choice: Theoretical Foundations of the Contemporary Attack on Government (with Hugh Stretton, Macmillan, 1994). He has served in a number of senior administrative roles at Flinders, most recently as Head, School of Political and International Studies.
Assoc Prof Orchard's teaching focuses on issues in public policy and political theory at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Assoc Prof Orchard's main areas of research include the role of government and governance in democratic societies; issues in urban and housing policy; issues in political theory including debates about social democracy and reform in liberal capitalist societies, and ideas about capability and social justice. He has published on Australian and international public policy and its reform; on the debate about new social democratic and third way ideas and programs; on the role and place of social capital and civic renewal in public policy reform; and on urban and housing policies at both national and state levels in Australia.