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Glenn is a honorary senior lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations. His research focusses on Australian and comparative politics with an emphasis on political parties, elections and campaigning. He has published widely on these topics and is a regular contributor to the media.


He is currently working on a number of projects which explore these themes, including:

  • A comparative analysis of populist, nativist and authoritarian attitudes of voters in Australia, the US and the UK. 

  • A comparative analysis of digital campainging by Australian and UK political parties

More details on this can be found on his own website: www.glennkefford.com


External positions

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Tasmania

4 Aug 201424 Jan 2017

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Research Outputs

Minority party government and independent MPs: a comparative analysis of Australia and Ireland

Kefford, G. & Weeks, L., Jan 2020, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 73, 1, p. 89-107 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Australian politics in the twenty-first century: old institutions, new challenges

    Kefford, G., Murphy-Gregory, H., Ward, I., Jackson, S., Cox, L. & Carson, A., 2018, Cambridge, UK ; New York ; Port Melbourne, Victoria ; New Delhi: Cambridge University Press. 306 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Inside the personal party: leader-owners, light organizations and limited lifespans

    Kefford, G. & McDonnell, D., May 2018, In : British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 20, 2, p. 379-394 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Republicans and Democrats are more polarized on immigration than parties in the U.K. or Australia. Here’s why.

    Kefford, G. & Ratcliff, S., 16 Aug 2018, Washington Post.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access


    • 2 Oral presentation

    Roundtable: what the experts think about the 2016 federal election

    Glenn Kefford (Speaker)
    29 Jun 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Plutocrat parties: a comparative study of Clive Palmer and Silvio Berlusconi's parties

    Glenn Kefford (Speaker), Duncan McDonnell (Speaker)
    23 Oct 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation