Associate Professor Lionel Orchard

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Lionel Orchard taught public policy and political theory at both graduate and undergraduate levels at Flinders University. He 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 served in a number of senior administrative roles at Flinders including as Head of the then School of Political and International Studies.

Qualifications
  • PhD (Politics), University of Adelaide
  • Diploma in Social Sciences (Sociology), Flinders University
  • BA (Planning), SA Institute of Technology
Research interests
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 ideasĀ 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.
Publications

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