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Glenn is a 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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Projects 2018 2021

Research Outputs 2012 2020

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review


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/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

twenty-first century
learning objective

Digital media, ground wars and party organisation: does stratarchy explain how parties organise election campaigns?

Kefford, G., 1 Jul 2018, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 71, 3, p. 656-673 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

party organization
election campaign
digital media

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

party organization
comparative research

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/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access

Activities 2015 2016

  • 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