Dr Anika Gauja

B Economics (Social Sciences) (Hons), LLB (Hons) Syd, PhD Cantab.
Senior Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3733

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Biographical details

Anika’s research interests broadly centre on the comparative analysis of political institutions in modern representative democracies. Her work to date has looked at the operation of political parties and parliaments, assessing the continuing relevance of these institutions as mechanisms for citizen participation in politics and their ability to represent diverse and conflicting interests. She is particularly interested in how political parties adapt to organizational and social change. Anika also researches in the areas of comparative party law and electoral regulation. Anika has published in political science and law journals, both within Australia and internationally, including the Australian Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Legislative Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, Party Politics and the Public Law Review. She is currently undertaking research projects on party legitimacy and the dynamics of organizational change, the meaning of contemporary party membership, ‘third parties’ as electoral actors, candidate selection and on the partisan use of state resources.

Anika teaches in the areas of Australian politics and government, comparative politics and political parties.

Research interests

Research Fields
  • Comparative Politics
  • Australian Politics
Research Interests
  • Australian Politics
  • Political Parties
  • Parliament and Legislative Studies
  • Political Participation
  • Comparative Political Institutions
  • Public Law

Teaching and supervision

Current Courses
Past Courses
  • GOVT 1101 - Australian Politics
  • GOVT 2114 - The Australian Political Party System
  • GOVT 6150 - Comparative Democratic Politics

Selected grants

2013

  • INTRA-PARTY DEMOCRACY: STRATARCHICAL PARTY ORGANIZATION IN AUSTRALIA AND CANADA; Cross W, Gauja A; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).
  • Political Parties: Organisation and Representation; Gauja A, Katz R, Kittilson M, Costa-Lobo M, Szczerbiak A, Enyedi Z, Poguntke T, Kopecky P, Scarrow S, Bardi L, Pedersen K, Webb P, Aylott N, Verge T, Allern E, Koole R, Rahat G, Farrell D, Haegel F, Mueller W, Deschouwer K, Cross W, van Biezen I; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • The Politics of Party Reform: Who Benefits from the Democratisation of Political Parties?; Gauja A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

2010

  • Party change and party-state relations in Australia and the United Kingdom; Gauja A; Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia/Joint-Action Bilateral Research Programs.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Gauja, A. (2013). The Politics of Party Policy: From Members to Legislators. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Gauja, A. (2010). Political Parties and Elections: Legislating for Representative Democracy. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Vromen, A., Gelber, K., Gauja, A. (2009). Powerscape: Contemporary Australian politics - 2nd Edition. Australia: Allen and Unwin.

Book Chapters

  • Gauja, A. (2013). Policy Development and Intra-Party Democracy. In William P. Cross, Richard S. Katz (Eds.), The Challenges of Intra-Party Democracy, (pp. 116-135). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Gauja, A. (2012). Election Rules, Public Funding and Private Donations. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 233-247). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Gauja, A. (2012). Participation and representation through political parties. In Rodney Smith, Ariadne Vromen, Ian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues, (pp. 166-176). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gauja, A. (2012). Party Dimensions of Representation in Westminster Parliaments: Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In M. Blomgren and O. Rozenberg (Eds.), Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures, (pp. 121-144). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Vromen, A., Gauja, A., Smith, R. (2006). Transforming Parliament? Independent and Minor Party Women In NSW Politics. In D.Brennan, L.Chappell (Eds.), "No Fit Place for Women"? Women in New South Wales Politics 1856-2006, (pp. 131-153). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Journals

  • Gauja, A. (2014). 'Building Competition and Breaking Cartels? The Legislative and Judicial Regulation of Political Parties in Common Law Democracies'. International Political Science Review, 35(3), 339-354. [More Information]
  • Cross, W., Gauja, A. (2014). Designing Candidate Selection Methods: Explaining Diversity in Australian Political Parties. Australian Journal of Political Science, 49(1), 22-39. [More Information]
  • Orr, G., Gauja, A. (2014). Third Party Campaigning and Issue Advertising in Australia. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 60(1), 73-92. [More Information]
  • Bolleyer, N., Gauja, A. (2013). Parliamentary salaries as a party resource: Party organizational power in Westminster democracies. Party Politics: the international journal for the study of political parties and political organizations, 19(5), 778-797. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2012). The 'Push' for Primaries: What Drives Party Organisational Reform in Australia and the United Kingdom? Australian Journal of Political Science, 47(4), 641-658. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A., Gelber, K. (2011). High Court Review 2010: The Resurgence of Rights. Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(4), 683-698. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2010). Evaluating the Success and Contribution of a Minor Party: the Case of the Australian Democrats. Parliamentary Affairs: a journal of representative politics, 63(3), 486-503. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2010). High Court Review 2009: Exit Kirby, Enter Consensus? Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(4), 681-692. [More Information]
  • Smith, R., Gauja, A. (2010). Understanding Party Constitutions as Responses to Specific Challenges. Party Politics: the international journal for the study of political parties and political organizations, 1(21), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2009). High Court Review 2007-08: A Changing Bench, But Business as Usual? Australian Journal of Political Science, 44(4), 697-712. [More Information]
  • Vromen, A., Gauja, A. (2009). Protesters, Parliamentarians, Policymakers: The Experiences of Australian Green MPs. Journal of Legislative Studies, 15(1), 90-112.
  • McConnell, W., Gauja, A., Botterill, L. (2008). Policy Fiascos, Blame Management and AWB Limited: The Howard Government's Escape from the Iraq Wheat Scandal. Australian Journal of Political Science, 43(4), 599-616. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2008). State Regulation and the Internal Organisation of Political Parties: The Impact of Party Law in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 46(2), 244-261.
  • Gauja, A. (2006). Enforcing democracy? Towards a regulatory regime for the implementation of intra-party democracy. Democratic Audit of Australia, Online, 1-9.
  • Gauja, A. (2006). From Hogan to Hanson: The regulation and changing legal status of Australian political parties. Public Law Review, 17(4), 282-299.
  • Gauja, A. (2005). The Pitfalls of Participatory Democracy: A Study of the Australian Democrats' GST. Australian Journal of Political Science, 40(1), 71-85.

Conferences

  • Gauja, A. (2009). Political Parties and Election Law: Australia in Comparative Perspective. Australian Political Science Association Annual Conference 2009, Sydney, Australia: Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Gauja, A. (2008). How to Rein in the Rebels: Holding Party MPs to Account. Australasian Political Science Association 2008 Conference: APSA 2008, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Gauja, A. (2006). An Assessment of the Impact of Party Law on Intra-Party Democracy in Common Law Nations. 20th International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress, Fukuoka, Japan: Fukuoka International Congress Center.
  • Gauja, A. (2004). The Internal Organisation Of The Australian Democrats: Lessons For Participatory Parties. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference (APSA 2004), Online: University of Adelaide.

2014

  • Gauja, A. (2014). 'Building Competition and Breaking Cartels? The Legislative and Judicial Regulation of Political Parties in Common Law Democracies'. International Political Science Review, 35(3), 339-354. [More Information]
  • Cross, W., Gauja, A. (2014). Designing Candidate Selection Methods: Explaining Diversity in Australian Political Parties. Australian Journal of Political Science, 49(1), 22-39. [More Information]
  • Orr, G., Gauja, A. (2014). Third Party Campaigning and Issue Advertising in Australia. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 60(1), 73-92. [More Information]

2013

  • Bolleyer, N., Gauja, A. (2013). Parliamentary salaries as a party resource: Party organizational power in Westminster democracies. Party Politics: the international journal for the study of political parties and political organizations, 19(5), 778-797. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2013). Policy Development and Intra-Party Democracy. In William P. Cross, Richard S. Katz (Eds.), The Challenges of Intra-Party Democracy, (pp. 116-135). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Gauja, A. (2013). The Politics of Party Policy: From Members to Legislators. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

  • Gauja, A. (2012). Election Rules, Public Funding and Private Donations. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 233-247). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Gauja, A. (2012). Participation and representation through political parties. In Rodney Smith, Ariadne Vromen, Ian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues, (pp. 166-176). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gauja, A. (2012). Party Dimensions of Representation in Westminster Parliaments: Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In M. Blomgren and O. Rozenberg (Eds.), Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures, (pp. 121-144). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Gauja, A. (2012). The 'Push' for Primaries: What Drives Party Organisational Reform in Australia and the United Kingdom? Australian Journal of Political Science, 47(4), 641-658. [More Information]

2011

  • Gauja, A., Gelber, K. (2011). High Court Review 2010: The Resurgence of Rights. Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(4), 683-698. [More Information]

2010

  • Gauja, A. (2010). Evaluating the Success and Contribution of a Minor Party: the Case of the Australian Democrats. Parliamentary Affairs: a journal of representative politics, 63(3), 486-503. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2010). High Court Review 2009: Exit Kirby, Enter Consensus? Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(4), 681-692. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2010). Political Parties and Elections: Legislating for Representative Democracy. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Smith, R., Gauja, A. (2010). Understanding Party Constitutions as Responses to Specific Challenges. Party Politics: the international journal for the study of political parties and political organizations, 1(21), 1-20. [More Information]

2009

  • Gauja, A. (2009). High Court Review 2007-08: A Changing Bench, But Business as Usual? Australian Journal of Political Science, 44(4), 697-712. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2009). Political Parties and Election Law: Australia in Comparative Perspective. Australian Political Science Association Annual Conference 2009, Sydney, Australia: Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Vromen, A., Gelber, K., Gauja, A. (2009). Powerscape: Contemporary Australian politics - 2nd Edition. Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Vromen, A., Gauja, A. (2009). Protesters, Parliamentarians, Policymakers: The Experiences of Australian Green MPs. Journal of Legislative Studies, 15(1), 90-112.

2008

  • Gauja, A. (2008). How to Rein in the Rebels: Holding Party MPs to Account. Australasian Political Science Association 2008 Conference: APSA 2008, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • McConnell, W., Gauja, A., Botterill, L. (2008). Policy Fiascos, Blame Management and AWB Limited: The Howard Government's Escape from the Iraq Wheat Scandal. Australian Journal of Political Science, 43(4), 599-616. [More Information]
  • Gauja, A. (2008). State Regulation and the Internal Organisation of Political Parties: The Impact of Party Law in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 46(2), 244-261.

2006

  • Gauja, A. (2006). An Assessment of the Impact of Party Law on Intra-Party Democracy in Common Law Nations. 20th International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress, Fukuoka, Japan: Fukuoka International Congress Center.
  • Gauja, A. (2006). Enforcing democracy? Towards a regulatory regime for the implementation of intra-party democracy. Democratic Audit of Australia, Online, 1-9.
  • Gauja, A. (2006). From Hogan to Hanson: The regulation and changing legal status of Australian political parties. Public Law Review, 17(4), 282-299.
  • Vromen, A., Gauja, A., Smith, R. (2006). Transforming Parliament? Independent and Minor Party Women In NSW Politics. In D.Brennan, L.Chappell (Eds.), "No Fit Place for Women"? Women in New South Wales Politics 1856-2006, (pp. 131-153). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

2005

  • Gauja, A. (2005). The Pitfalls of Participatory Democracy: A Study of the Australian Democrats' GST. Australian Journal of Political Science, 40(1), 71-85.

2004

  • Gauja, A. (2004). The Internal Organisation Of The Australian Democrats: Lessons For Participatory Parties. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference (APSA 2004), Online: University of Adelaide.

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