Senior Lecturer; Programme Leader Social Science
Phone: +64 9 921 9999
Room 1408, Level 14
AUT Tower (WT Building)
Corner Rutland and Wakefield Streets
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Culture and Society
Private Bag 92006
- PhD in Political Science, University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
- Master of Arts in Political Studies, University of Auckland
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and History, University of Auckland.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Australian Political Science Association.
- New Zealand Political Studies Association.
Zealand and comparative politics, political economy and policy studies, democratic
regularly taught: Social Thinking, New Zealand Politics and Policy Making,
Democratic Participation and Social Action.
and labour relations
groups and business in politics
impact of European integration on peripheral EU member states
and New Zealand politics
economic and social developmental strategies of small countries.
interests are in comparative politics, especially comparative political economy,
the role of interest groups in politics, the quality of democracy, and the relationship
between these themes. Her research
tends to driven by general questions rather than specific case studies or
area-study research, but she has written and continues to write about
Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Southern Europe. Kate is interested in supervising student
research in the areas of comparative political economy, public policy, and
politics in general.
Current Research Projects:
interests in Ireland and New Zealand.
and comparing systems of interest group mediation in liberal market
relationship between capitalist organization and electoral systems in New
Zealand and Australia.
- “Economic outcomes in New Zealand: a varieties
of capitalism lens”, Australian Journal of Political Science 52, 2
Policy: Greece, Ireland, and Portugal Before the Eurozone Crisis. Routledge, 2015.
- "Second Tier Labour Market Support
Structures: Greece, Ireland, and Portugal", Political Science Quarterly 28 1 (2013).
Government" in International Encyclopedia of Political
Science. (CQ Press/American Political Science Association 2010).
Europeanization of Irish Public Policy: Theoretical and Comparative
Perspectives", in Paul Donnelly, John Hogan, and Brendan O’Rourke
(eds.), Business and Politics in Ireland (Dublin: Oak
Tree Press, 2010).
Social Partnership Matters: Irish Policies for Work-Life
Balance", West European Politics 29, N.3 (May 2006).
Dragons Falter: Labor Politics and the Democratisation of Civil Society in
South Korea and Taiwan", in Yochiro Sato (ed.), Growth and
Governance in Asia (Honolulu: Asia-Pacific Center for Security
Studies, 2004): 59-86. With Paul G. Buchanan.
Politics in Small Open Democracies: Australia, Chile, Ireland, New Zealand
and Uruguay (London:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). With Paul G. Buchanan.
Politics and Democratisation in South Korea and Taiwan", Government
and Opposition 38, N.2, (Spring 2003). With Paul Buchanan.
was there no General Strike in 1991? Corporatism, Pluralism, and
Neoliberal Labour Relations in New Zealand", Commonwealth and
Comparative Politics 40, N.1 (March 2002).
Aspects of Hegemonic Projects: Latin American Civil Society and Cultural
Values in Comparative Perspective", JILAS — Journal of
Iberian and Latin American Studies 5, N.2 (December 1999).
- European Union Studies Association (United States) Haas Fund Award.