Emergency Policy: 3 (Library of Essays on Emergency Ethics, Law and Policy) , Professor Allan McConnell - This collection of key scholarly articles addresses the international dynamics of emergency policy and practice and provides acritical perspective on the challenges that globalisation presentsto policymakers under crisis conditions.
Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security, and Post-Conflict Development.Dr Megan Mackenzie - The eleven-year civil war in Sierra Leone that ended in 2002 was incomprehensibly brutal — it is estimated that half of all female refugees were raped and many thousands were killed.
Department of Government and International Relations
Welcome to the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. We are a comprehensive political science department, with particular expertise in International Relations, International Security, Comparative Politics, Australian Politics, Public Policy and Political Theory. Our missions are to:
Produce world class research which continually advances the intellectual boundaries of the discipline and develops our understanding of real world political phenomena.
Deliver high quality teaching and research programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which are both intellectually and vocationally relevant.
Develop mutually beneficial links with our many professional, research and educational communities.
Establish the Department as the premier political science department in Australia, and one of the leading political science departments in the region and the world.
We are also engaged in a variety of interdisciplinary projects, including human rights, democratization, public policy, environment and climate change, immigration policy and law, electoral integrity, and China studies.
We have recently merged with the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), which produces innovative, multidisciplinary academic research and education programs focusing on international security and foreign policy issues, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region
Allan McConnell (Government and International Relations/Social and Political Sciences) and Andrew Hindmoor (University of Sheffield) have won the prestigious Political Studies Association (PSA) Harrison Prize for for the best article published in Political Studies in 2013.
The research is gaining wide attention, including a feature on BBC News online.
Results suggest foreign aid programs are increasingly important geostrategic tool.
A new study by Australian and US researchers, including Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith from the University of Sydney, provides the first empirical evidence using cross-national data that foreign aid can greatly improve foreign public opinion of donor countries.