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.