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Dr Zim Nwokora



Lecturer Politics and Policy Studies


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Zim Nwokora is a Lecturer in Politics and Policy Studies at Deakin University. A comparative political scientist by training, he holds a bachelor's degree (in Politics and Economics), a master's degree (in Comparative Government), and a doctorate degree (in American Politics), all from the University of Oxford.

His research concentrates on political parties and political competition, especially questions such as: How do political parties compete? How does their competition impact on public policy outcomes and the performance of political systems? How does political competition change over time? He is also interested in political methodology, especially the analysis of empirical concepts.

Before commencing at Deakin, he held a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, and before that a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia). He has also held part-time teaching positions at Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University.

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Research interests

Comparative Political Institutions

Political Parties, Party Systems, Political Competition

Public Policy

Research Methods

Regional interests: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Africa

Teaching interests

Comparative Government and Politics

Democracy, Political Parties, Political Competition

Public Policy

Research Methods

Units taught


Government and Politics of the United States (AIP 208)

Introduction to Politics (AIP 107)



Political Competition (AIP 784)

Governance and Accountability (AIP 747)


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Measuring Party System Change: A Systems Perspective

Z Nwokora, R Pelizzo

(2018), Vol. 66, pp. 100-118, Political Studies, C1


Less Money, Fewer Donations: The Impact of New South Wales Political Finance Laws on Private Funding of Political Parties

M Anderson, J Tham, Z Nwokora, A Gauja, S Mills, N Miragliotta

(2018), Australian Journal of Public Administration, C1


Party System Change and the Quality of Democracy in East Africa

R Pelizzo, Z Nwokora

(2018), Politics and Policy, C1


Narratives of a race: how the media judged a presidential debate

Z Nwokora, L Brown

(2017), Vol. 45, pp. 33-62, American politics research, London, Eng., C1-1


Savings provisions in Australian electoral law : their forms, functions and historical development

N Miragliotta, Z Nwokora

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 341-367, UNSW law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1


Bridging the divide: measuring party system change and classifying party systems

R Pelizzo, Z Nwokora

(2016), Vol. 44, pp. 1017-1052, Politics and policy, London, Eng., C1


Sceptical partisans: How citizens think about political finance

Z Nwokora

(2015), Vol. 50, pp. 73-92, Australian journal of political science, London, Eng., C1-1


Current and Future Friends of the Earth: Assessing Cross-National Theories of Environmental Attitudes

K Stenner, Z Nwokora

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 4899-4919, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1


Bridging the gap: Early warning, gender and the responsibility to protect

S Davies, S Teitt, Z Nwokora

(2015), Vol. 50, pp. 228-249, Cooperation and conflict, London, Eng., C1-1


The political consequences of party system change

Z Nwokora, R Pelizzo

(2015), Vol. 43, pp. 453-473, Politics & policy, London, Eng., C1-1


Sartori reconsidered: toward a new predominant party system

Z Nwokora, R Pelizzo

(2014), Vol. 62, pp. 824-842, Political studies, London, Eng., C1-1


The distinctive politics of campaign finance reform

Z Nwokora

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 918-929, Party politics, London, Eng., C1-1


Presidential Leadership Dilemma, The Between the Constitution and a Political Party

Julia Azari, Lara Brown, Zim Nwokora

(2013), A1-1


Pathways to the nomination: an analytic framework

Z Nwokora

(2013), pp. 17-38, Presidential leadership dilemma, Albany, N. Y., B1-1


A rock and a hard place: between a party and the people

J Azari, L Brown, Z Nwokora

(2013), pp. 1-15, The presidential leadership dilemma : between the Constitution and a political party, Albany, N.Y., B1-1


The right choice at the right time

J Azari, L Brown, Z Nwokora

(2013), pp. 213-220, Presidential leadership dilemma: between a constitution and a political party, Albany, N.Y., B1-1


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