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A/Prof. Steven Slaughter



Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Hum & Social Science


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctorate by Research, Monash University, 2002
Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, Murdoch University, 1995
Bachelor of Arts (Education), Monash University, 1992
Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 1992


Dr Steven Slaughter BA (Hons) Monash, Grad.Dip. Public Policy (Murdoch), PhD (Monash) is an Associate Professor in International Relations at Deakin University, Victoria.

Before joining Deakin University in 2004 he taught at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Monash University, Melbourne University and the Australian National University. He has also taught at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (CDSS) in Canberra.

Steven is a researcher who works within the fields of International Relations, Global Political Economy and International Political Theory/political and democratic theory with respect to the political implications of globalisation and global governance. He is particularly interested in: republican and deliberative democratic thought as it relates to globalisation and global governance, the role that the G20 plays in global policy making, the practice and prospects of transnational civil society and public involvement in global governance, and public concerns about the controversies, vulnerabilities and forms of domination associated with global capitalism.

He is currently actively working on projects relating to: 1) the application of republican thought to contemporary global governance, and 2) the role that the G20 plays with respect to addressing social issues such as climate change, sustainable development and global health.

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Research interests

1. International Political Theory with Respect to Globalisation and Global Governance: republican, deliberative, liberal, and cosmopolitan political theory.

2. The G20 and Diplomacy: addressing global problems and promoting the sustainable development goals in global policy making.

3. Transnational Activism and Governance: the actual and prospective role of NGOs and social movements in global governance.

4. The Politics and Ethics of Global Capitalism: Global Political Economy with respect to democracy, justice and social vulnerability.

Units taught

AIR 236 Global Capitalism and its Discontents, AIR 720 Transnational Activism and Governance, AIR 742 International Relations Theory

Professional activities

Course Director of the Master of International Relations: January 2018 -

Convenor for the Governance and Security Research Stream in the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation: April 2015-December 2017.

Discipline Convenor for International Relations June 2008- December 2013

Internship Coordinator (postgraduate) for International Relations October 2008- July 2010

Honours Coordinator for the School of International and Political Studies November 2005-December 2008


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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Principal Supervisor

John Angelo Bourdouvalis

Thesis entitled: Grounding Social Democracy: European democratic responses to the Global Financial Crisis

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Suzanne Elizabeth Keene

Thesis entitled: Beyond Reaction: The Responsiblity to Protect and the United Nations

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Brenda Fitzpatrick

Thesis entitled: Rejecting Sexual Violence in Conflict:Significant Progress; Ongoing Challenges

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Arif Saba

Thesis entitled: Norm Contestation in International Relations: The Responsibility to Protect and China

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Supervisor

Julie Anne Richardson

Thesis entitled: Gender, Security and Identity in Turkey: A Narrative Exploration

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Belinda Townsend

Thesis entitled: Failing the Global South: Power and Resistance in Medicines Governance

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Michael John Arnold

Thesis entitled: Australia's Defence Policy: A Market-State Approach?

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Ehssan Abdallah

Thesis entitled: Culture and Trade: The Australian Education Sector and the Middle East

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies


Johannes Werner Steinbach

Thesis entitled: Threats, Fear, Politics and the Shaping of Insecurity 1946-1955

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society