Position

Lecturer
Politics & Public Policy

Biography

Dr Rob Manwaring is a lecturer in the School of Social and Policy Studies. Rob's background is in public policy, and worked for the UK's Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) as a senior policy adviser, and also for the South Australian Council of Social Services (SACOSS). Since completing his PhD at Flinders in 2010, he teaches a range of policy and poltiics topics, and researches into the areas of centre-left political parties, democratic politics, and public policy. Rob is also an ambassador for White Ribbon - the campaign to prevent men's violence against women.

Honours, awards and grants

Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2014

Key responsibilities

Director of Studies for Bachelor of Government and Public Management

Teaching interests

Rob's teaching interest include: Australian politics, social democratic and labour democratic politics, public policy, political participation and consultation, British political tradition, European politics

Topic Coordinator:

  • POLI1003  Introduction to Democracy and Government
  • POLI1012  Introduction to Political Ideas and Public Policy
  • POLI12005 Politics of the European Union
  • POLI13007 Parliamentary Internship
  • POLI2011  Australian Public Policy: Applications, Issues and Dilemmas
  • POLI3013  Politics and the Internet

Topic Lecturer:

  • POLI3010  Advanced Perspectives in Public Policy

Research expertise

  • Policy and administration
  • Political science

Research interests

Rob's research interests include:

  • Consultation and community engagement
  • Labour and social democratic politics
  • Deliberative and participatory democracy
  • British Politics
  • European Politics
  • South Australian politics

Supervisory interests

  • Australian government and politics
  • Australian political parties
  • Australian politics
  • Comparative politics

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : Politics and Policy (7) ;

Publications

  • Manwaring, R.P., gray, G. and Orchard, L. (2015). Unstable Bipartisanship or Off the Agenda? Social issues during the 2013 election campaign. In Johnson, Carol; Wanna, John, and Lee, Hsu-Ann, ed. Abbott's Gambit: the 2013 Australian Federal Election. Canberra, Australia: ANU E-Press, pp. 359-374.
    [Web Link]
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). Parties and Representation. In Narelle Miragliotta, Anika Gauja, Rodney Smith, ed. Contemporary Australian Political Party Organisations. Melbourne, Australia: Monash University Press, pp. 89-102.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2014). The Search for Democratic Renewal: The politics of consultation in Britain and Australia. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2016). The Centre-left and Trade Unions: A deteriorating relationship? In British Political Science Association. Brighton: PSA. Politics and the Good Life. Brighton, UK. Mar 2016.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). Understanding Policy Advisory Systems: Introducing a new policy actor - the 'Thinker in Residence' Public Policy Network. Melbourne. Jan 2015.
  • Manning, H. and Manwaring, R.P. (2014). The March 2014 South Australia State Election. Australian Political Science Association. Sydney. Oct 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2014). The Politics of Individualisation. Australian Political Science Association. Sydney. Oct 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Manwaring, R. (2013). Centre-left parties: Detaching from civil Society? Australian Political Science Workshop. Canberra: ANU. Jul 2013.
  • Manwaring, R. (2013). The New Social Democracy: The case of South Australia. British Political Science Association. Cardiff, Wales. Mar 2013.
  • Manwaring, R. (2011). Fail Better: Consultative Experiments in the New Social Democracy. In Transforming Politics: New Synergies. 61st Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Transforming Politics: New Synergies, 19 - 21 April 2011, London. London.
  • Manwaring, R. (2010). Lessons from Australia: The 2020 Summit and the fading democratic renewal agenda. In Participative and Deliberative Democracy in the UK. Glasgow Caledonian UniversityParticipative and Deliberative Democracy in the UK. Glasgow Caledonian University. Jun 2010.
  • Manwaring, R. (2010). The 2020 Summit and the Rudd government democratic renewal agenda. In Connected Globe: Conflicted Worlds. Australian Political Science Association Conference 2010, 'Connected Globe: Conflicted Worlds', 27-29 September, 2010, Melbourne.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). New Labour's Australian Legacy?
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Manwaring, R. (2012). The Ghosts of Labor's Past. Australian Review of Public Affairs, February
    [Web Link]
  • Manwaring, R. (2013). Reinventing Labor: the South Australian Rann government (2002-2011) In The Politics of Natural Resources: Contemporary Patterns of Governance and Conflict. Perth, WA: Australian Political Science Association. Australian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Perth, WA. Sep 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Manwaring, R. (2009). A collaborative history of social innovation in South Australia. In Gerry Bloustein, ed. The Future and History of Social Innovation, 19-21 June 2008, Proceedings. Adelaide, Australia: Hawke Research Centre, University of South Australia. The History and Future of Social Innovation. Adelaide, Australia. Jun 2008, pp. 1-44.
  • Manwaring, R. (2007). The 'new social democracy' and Labour government community engagement and consultation strategies: emerging findings from South Australia. In Dennis Woodward, Terry MacDonald, Paul Muldoon, David Wright-Neville, Remy Davison, Paul Muldoon, Michael Janover, Narelle Miragliotta, ed. Proceedings of the Australasian Political Science Association Conference 2007. http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/refereed-papers/index.php: Monash University. Australasian Political Science Association Conference 2007. Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Sep 2007.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2016). From New Labour to Rudd/Gillard – transferring social policy. Policy Studies, 37(5) pp. 426-439.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2016). From new labour to Rudd/Gillard - Dilemmas, Lesson-drawing and Policy Transfer. Policy Studies, 37(5) pp. 403-407.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). The Big Society in Australia: A case of 'non'-policy transfer? Australian Journal of Public Administration,
    [10.1111/1467-8500.12164] [Web Link]
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). Labour and the Pursuit of Democracy. Renewal - Journal of Social Democracy, 23(4) pp. 55-68.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). South Australia: July to December 2014. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(2) pp. 309-314.
    [10.1111/ajph.12093]
  • Manwaring, R. (2013). South Australia: January to June 2013 [political chronicles] Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59(4) pp. 650-655.
    [10.1111/ajph.12037] [Scopus]
  • Fawcett, P., Manwaring, R. and Marsh, D. (2011). Network Governance and the 2020 Summit. Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(4) pp. 651-667.
    [10.1080/10361146.2011.623667] [Scopus]
  • Manwaring, R. (2010). Political Chronicle: South Australia - January to June 2010. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 56(4) pp. 660-666.
    [10.1111/j.1467-8497.2010.01577.x] [Scopus]
  • Manwaring, R. (2010). Unequal Voices: 'Strategic' Consultation in South Australia. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 69(2) pp. 178-189.
    [10.1111/j.1467-8500.2010.00682.x] [Scopus]
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2014). The Search for Democratic Renewal: The politics of consultation in Britain and Australia. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). Parties and Representation. In Narelle Miragliotta, Anika Gauja, Rodney Smith, ed. Contemporary Australian Political Party Organisations. Melbourne, Australia: Monash University Press, pp. 89-102.
  • Manwaring, R.P., gray, G. and Orchard, L. (2015). Unstable Bipartisanship or Off the Agenda? Social issues during the 2013 election campaign. In Johnson, Carol; Wanna, John, and Lee, Hsu-Ann, ed. Abbott's Gambit: the 2013 Australian Federal Election. Canberra, Australia: ANU E-Press, pp. 359-374.
    [Web Link]
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2016). From New Labour to Rudd/Gillard – transferring social policy. Policy Studies, 37(5) pp. 426-439.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2016). From new labour to Rudd/Gillard - Dilemmas, Lesson-drawing and Policy Transfer. Policy Studies, 37(5) pp. 403-407.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). South Australia: July to December 2014. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(2) pp. 309-314.
    [10.1111/ajph.12093]
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). Labour and the Pursuit of Democracy. Renewal - Journal of Social Democracy, 23(4) pp. 55-68.
  • Manwaring, R.P. (2015). The Big Society in Australia: A case of 'non'-policy transfer? Australian Journal of Public Administration,
    [10.1111/1467-8500.12164] [Web Link]
  • Manwaring, R. (2013). South Australia: January to June 2013 [political chronicles] Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59(4) pp. 650-655.
    [10.1111/ajph.12037] [Scopus]
  • Fawcett, P., Manwaring, R. and Marsh, D. (2011). Network Governance and the 2020 Summit. Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(4) pp. 651-667.
    [10.1080/10361146.2011.623667] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

Rob is former policy officer for the South Australian Council of Social Service, and takes an active interest in the South Australian community sector.

Rob is a member of the Australian Political Science Association, the British Political Science Association, and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (SA)

Rob is an Ambassador for White Ribbon - the campaign to prevent men's violence against women

Expertise for media contact

Interests

  • British Politics
  • Democratic Engagement and Political Participation
  • South Australian Politics

Contact

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