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Prof Andrew Scott

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor of Politics and Policy

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1991
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1999

Contact

a.scott@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43867

Biography

Andrew teaches Australian politics, international comparative politics, economic policy, social policy, and political history. His books and articles have been extensively discussed in Australia and overseas. Andrew's approach draws from his experience before entering academia as a senior national policy adviser on employment and training issues, as a research officer for a major trade union and as an elected student leader. His fifth book, Northern Lights, expresses the results of his enquiry into lessons for Australia from the continuing policy achievements of Sweden and other nations of Nordic Europe including through their: reduction of income and wealth inequalities, reduction of child poverty, democratising of access to public education, adoption of more family-friendly workplace arrangements; provision of comprehensive paid parental leave; support for employment transitions of mature-aged workers; and fair, sustainable management of natural resource wealth.

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Research interests

Social democracy in northern Europe, policy alternatives for Australia

Affiliations

Member of the Australian Political Studies Association and the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

Teaching interests

Europe's Political Transformation

Public Policy Analysis

Managing Public Expenditure

Conferences

Andrew has participated in major national and international academic conferences in Australia, Britain, Germany and Portugal in recent years.

Professional activities

Appointed as a University member on the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority VCE International Politics (National Politics) Review panel in 2010.

Awards

Certificate of Achievement for student-centred University teaching in 2004; voted as one of top 10 Lecturers at RMIT University in 2008.
Visiting Researcher, Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University College, Stockholm, Sweden, 19 January-12 February 2007.
Affiliated Graduate of St. John's College, Oxford University, England, September-December 1994.
The University of Melbourne's Brian Fitzpatrick prize in 1990 for best fourth year honours thesis in the field of Australian history; the R.G. Wilson Scholarship and Loreen Cutts Memorial prizes in 1989 for third year history; and the Donald MacKay prize in 1988 for second year history.

Projects

Lessons to be learned from Nordic Europe for cutting child poverty in Australia

Publications

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2015

Place-based initiatives to tackle mature-age workers’ long-term unemployment in Australia, drawing on successful Nordic precedents

Prof Andrew Scott

(2015), pp. 4-18, Proceedings of the 2nd Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference 2015, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2014

Northern Lights: the positive policy example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway

Prof Andrew Scott

(2014), Clayton, Victoria, A1

book
2013

Australia reconstructed

Prof Andrew Scott

(2013), pp. 137-151, Organise, educate, control : the AMWU in Australia, 1852 - 2012, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2012

Paid parental leave as a basic tenet of a child friendly society

Prof Andrew Scott

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 39-41, Citizenship and globalisation research papers, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

The reasons for looking to the Nordic nations to change children’s chances in Australia

Prof Andrew Scott

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 5-11, Citizenship and globalisation research papers, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2011

The fragmentation of political parties on the left and the formation of new alignments : comparing Australia with 'Red-Green' coalitions in Northern Europe

Prof Andrew Scott

(2011), pp. 1-12, APSA 2011 : Crisis, uncertainty and democracy : Proceedings of the Australian Political Studies Association 2011, Canberra, A.C.T., E1

conference
2010

Nordic Europe's policy leadership

Prof Andrew Scott

(2010), pp. 111-125, New Europe, new world? : the European Union, Europe, and the challenges of the 21st century, Brussels, Belgium, B1-1

chapter
2009

Politics, parties and issues in Australia : an introduction

Prof Andrew Scott

(2009), Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., A1-1

book

Looking to Sweden in order to reconstruct Australia

Prof Andrew Scott

(2009), Vol. 34, pp. 330-352, Scandinavian journal of history, London, England, C1-1

journal
2008

Equality, internationalism and the continuing relevance of Scandinavian social democracy

Prof Andrew Scott

(2008), pp. 94-99, Shared values, shared future : re-imagining the good society : collected papers 2007-08, Surry Hills, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter
2007

Human security : guaranteeing a decent life for all

Prof Andrew Scott

(2007), pp. 87-120, To firmer ground : restoring hope in Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter
2006

The ALP after 2004

Prof Andrew Scott

(2006), pp. 1-15, APSA 2006 : Proceedings of the 2006 Australasian Political Studies Association conference, Newcastle, N.S.W., E1-1

conference

Social democracy in northern Europe : its relevance for Australia

Prof Andrew Scott

(2006), Vol. 7, pp. 1-17, Australian review of public affairs, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2004

The Australian Labor Party and its various constituencies

Prof Andrew Scott

(2004), pp. 1-18, APSA 2004 : Proceedings of the Australian Political Studies Association 2004, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1-1

conference
2003

Putting the Australian Labor Party in international perspective

Prof Andrew Scott

(2003), pp. 1-25, APSA 2004 : Proceedings of the Australian Political Studies Association 2003, Hobart, Tas., E1-1

conference

Meanings of modernisation : the distinctiveness of the Whitlam Government in the history of labour parties

Prof Andrew Scott

(2003), pp. 444-464, It's time again : Whitlam and modern Labor, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2000

Running on empty : 'modernising' the British and Australian labour parties

Prof Andrew Scott

(2000), Sydney, N.S.W., A1-1

book
1991

Fading loyalties : the Australian Labor Party and the working class

Prof Andrew Scott

(1991), Leichhardt, N.S.W., A1-1

book