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.
- New Zealand and comparative politics, political economy and policy studies, democratic theory.
- Papers regularly taught: Social Thinking, New Zealand Politics and Policy Making, Democratic Participation and Social Action.
- Comparative political economy
- Quality of democracy
- Corporatism and labour relations
- Interest groups and business in politics
- The impact of European integration on peripheral EU member states
- Australian and New Zealand politics
- The economic and social developmental strategies of small countries.
Kate's researchinterests are in comparative politics, especially comparative political economy,the role of interest groups in politics, the quality of democracy, and the relationshipbetween these themes. Her researchtends to driven by general questions rather than specific case studies orarea-study research, but she has written and continues to write aboutAustralia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Southern Europe. Kate is interested in supervising studentresearch in the areas of comparative political economy, public policy, andpolitics in general.
Current Research Projects:
- Farming interests in Ireland and New Zealand.
- Conceptualising and comparing systems of interest group mediation in liberal market economies.
- The relationship between capitalist organization and electoral systems in New Zealand and Australia.