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Dr Zim Nwokora

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2019

Biography

Zim Nwokora is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Studies at Deakin University. A comparative political scientist by training, his research examines theoretical and empirical questions about political party systems, constitutional structures and democracy. This research is informed by close attention to politics in the United States, Nigeria, United Kindgom and Australia.  

Before commencing at Deakin in 2016, 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 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 post-doctoral experience includes research methods courses at the University of Michigan (statistics, game theory) and at the University of Mannheim (EITM: empirical implications of theoretical models), as well as a Visiting Fellowship at the European University Institute, Florence.

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Research interests

Theoretical Interests: Political Party Systems, Constitutions, Democracy

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

Teaching interests

Political Party Systems, Constitutions, Democracy

Comparative Government and Politics

Public Policy

Research Methods

Units taught

Undergraduate:

Government and Politics of the United States (AIP 208)

Introduction to Politics (AIP 107)

 

Postgraduate:

Political Competition (AIP 784)

Governance and Accountability (AIP 747)

Publications

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2019

The foundations of democratic dualism: why constitutional politics and ordinary politics are different

William Partlett, Zim Nwokora

(2019), pp. 1-17, Constellations, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Political finance regulation and reform in New South Wales: towards a fairer system?

Z Nwokora, Malcolm Anderson, Joo-Cheong Tham, Anika Gauja, Stephen Mills, Narelle Miragliotta

(2019), Vol. 65, pp. 115-134, Australian journal of politics and history, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2018

Measuring party system change: a systems perspective

Z Nwokora, R Pelizzo

(2018), Vol. 66, pp. 100-118, Political studies, London, Eng., C1

journal

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, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Party system change and the quality of democracy in East Africa

R Pelizzo, Z Nwokora

(2018), Vol. 46, pp. 505-528, Politics and policy, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

The dynamics of constitutional conventions in Westminster democracies

Nicholas Barry, Narelle Miragliotta, Zim Nwokora

(2018), pp. 1-20, Parliamentary affairs, Oxford, Eng., C1

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The impact of political finance regulation on party organisation

Anika Gauja, Stephen Mills, Narelle Miragliotta, Joo-Cheong Tham, Zim Nwokora, Malcolm Anderson

(2018), pp. 1-21, Parliamentary affairs, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Dimensions of development in Africa

Riccardo Pelizzo, Abel Kinyondo, Z Nwokora

(2018), pp. 15-35, Africa in the Globalisation Era - Poverty and Development in the Third Millennium, Alessandria, Italy, B1

chapter

Development in Africa

Riccardo Pelizzo, Abel Kinyondo, Zim Nwokora

(2018), Vol. 181, pp. 257-285, World Affairs, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal
2017

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

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2016

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

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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

journal
2015

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

journal

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

journal

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

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The political consequences of party system change

Z Nwokora, R Pelizzo

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

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2014

Sartori reconsidered: toward a new predominant party system

Z Nwokora, R Pelizzo

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

journal

The distinctive politics of campaign finance reform

Z Nwokora

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

journal
2013

Presidential leadership dilemma, between the constitution and a political party

Julia Azari, Lara Brown, Zim Nwokora

(2013), Albany, N.Y., A1-1

book

Pathways to the nomination: an analytic framework

Z Nwokora

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

chapter

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

chapter

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

chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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