Associate Professor Haydon Manning is a member of the discipline of Politics and International Relations. A frequent commentator on South Australian and national politics his main research interests focus on South Australian political history, political attitudes, voting behaviour, elections, political parties, and political cartooning. Recent research publications analyse contempory policy debate in South Australia and voting behavour. Collaborative research on the role of political cartoons frequently feature as the foundation for many presentations to various community organisations interested in current issues in Australian politics. He teaches across all levels - Australian politics and government, electoral behaviour, Australian political and economic history and environmental politics.
Coordinator, Copland Leadership Program, CEDA SA
ELECTIONS AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS - national and state election campaigning [particularly South Australia] and history of electoral trends and election results.
PARTY POLITICS ALP, Liberal Party and Greens/Family First etc, Party history, leaders, ideology and policy issues.
VOTING AND POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR/PUBLIC OPINION: 'Why do voters vote the way they do?' - analysis of 4 decades of major social science polls such as the Australian Election Study surveys. Voting patterns over time and current attitudes toward politicians, democracy, key issues [especially environmental] and institutions.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS: Politics of uranium mining [focus on State Parliamentary debate] and nuclear power.Nuclear power Policy, election results, ideology and organisation of the Australian Greens.
POLITICAL CARTOONING AND SATIRE Role of the cartoonist and satirist in a democracy. History of the election campaign cartoon - political cartooning in general.
Member, Australian Political Studies Association
Member, Electoral Research and Regulation Network
Member, Australasian Study of Parliament Group
Member, Australasian Humour Studies Network
Recent Community Presentations:CEDA, Political and Economic Overview, "SA State Election 2014"
Selected Opinion articles
Part 2 Why SA Best's Bubble Burst, InDaily, 6 April 2018
South Australians playing with Nuclear Waste, On-Line Opinion, 25 November 2016
"Inside the 'chaos' and 'bias' of the citizens' jury", InDaily, 11 November 2016
"Huge Political Tests Ahead for Xenophon Team", InDaily, 7 July 2016
"Council Elections: if it ain't broke don't fix it", InDaily, 11 November 2014
"The Weatherill Government's hyper 'whatever it takes' 2014 campaign", On-Line Opinion, 14 May 2014
"Family First and the rise of Bob Day", On-line Opinion, 16 April 2014
"Dirty Tricks Campaign Must be Stopped", The Advertiser, 3 April 2014
"Campaigns Trump Electoral Systems", The Australian Financial Review, 20 March 2014
"Troubled State Party United Behind Unknown Leader", The Australian, 12 March 2014
"Be In Control of Your Preferences at Saturday's Election", The Advertiser, 12 March 2014
"State of the states: South Australia", The Conversation, 4 September 2013
"Finding a Compass on why voters vote the way they do", The Conversation, 3 April 2013
"Male and Female Voters- will there be a 'Gender Gap' in 2013?", The Conversation, 22 April 2013
"Rudd, Gillard or Abbott … do leaders really matter in Australian election campaigns?", The Conversation, 13 June 2013
"Following and recalling election campaigns through cartoons" [with Robert Phiddian], The Conversation, 8 August 2013
"Putting battlers before the greens", The Australian, 2 June 2009
"When winning may be almost as painful as losing" [with Geoff Anderson] , ABC, 19 March 2010