Staff profile - Andrew Scott

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Aprof Andrew Scott

Position: Associate Professor in Politics
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Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus: D5.12, Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443867 +61 3 92443867
Email: a.scott@deakin.edu.au

Biography

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.


Qualifications

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


Affiliations

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


Professional activities

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

Academic

Teaching Interests

Comparative Politics

Europe's Political Transformation


Conferences and seminars

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

Awards

Awards and prizes

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.


Research

Research projects

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


Research interests

Social democracy in northern Europe, policy alternatives for Australia


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/27987/A-Prof-Andrew-Scott


Publications

Publications

Andrew is the author of five books:

Northern Lights: The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, November 2014.  Title details at: http://www.publishing.monash.edu/books/nl-9781921867927.html

My Tasmanian Childhood, Forty South Publishing, Hobart, 2013.

Politics, Parties and Issues in Australia: An Introduction, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 2009.  [Reprinted with minor revisions in 2012.]

Running on Empty: ‘Modernising’ the British and Australian labour parties, Pluto Press Australia, Sydney, and Comerford and Miller, London, 2000. 

Fading Loyalties: The Australian Labor Party and the Working Class, Pluto Press Australia, Sydney, 1991. 

For his other publications including book chapters and refereed journal articles see his Research page.


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