Dr Peter Chen

BCom (hons) - Griffith University, PhD - Australian National University
Senior Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 9079

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Biographical details

Peter John Chen teaches media politics, public policy and Australian politics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests focus on the relationship between media and politics: with a special interest in new media's impacts on electoral politics, media regulation, social movements, and the politics of animal protection. His work includes an interest in the political content of film, the movement of political and policy ideas, and the role of networks in collective action. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and the International Journal of Electronic Governance. Peter is currently working on a new book on the politics of animal welfare in Australia.

Research interests

  • Australian politics
  • Online Media
  • Political Communication
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • New Media
  • Social Movements
  • Media Regulation

Teaching and supervision

Current Courses

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Chen, P. (2013). Australian Politics in a Digital Age. Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Chen, P. (2007). Electronic Engagement: A Guide for Public Sector Managers. Canberra: ANU E Press.

Book Chapters

  • Chen, P. (2012). Media Politics. In Rodney Smith, Ariadne Vromen, Ian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues, (pp. 95-105). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chen, P. (2012). The new media and the campaign. In M Simms and J Wanna (Eds.), Julia 2010: The Caretaker Election, (pp. 65-84). Canberra, Australia: ANU E Press.
  • Chen, P. (2012). The News Media. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 258-269). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Chen, P. (2009). Online media. In Chris Rudd, Janine Hayward, Geoffrey Craig (Eds.), Informing Voters? : Politics, Media & the New Zealand Election 2008, (pp. 119-141). New Zealand: Pearson Education.
  • Chen, P., Gibson, R., Lusoli, W., Ward, S. (2007). Australian Governments and Online Communication. In Sally Young (Eds.), Government Communication in Australia, (pp. 161-180). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chen, P. (2005). The New Media: E-lection 2004? In Simms, Marian and John Warhurst (Eds.), Mortgage Nation: the 2004 Australian Election, (pp. 117-130). Perth, Western Australia: API Network.

Journals

  • Jackson, S., Chen, P. (2012). Understanding Occupy in Australia. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 69, 1-24.
  • Chen, P., Smith, P. (2011). Digital Media in the 2008 Canadian Election. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 8(4), 399-417. [More Information]
  • Chen, P. (2010). Adoption and use of digital media in election campaigns: Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Public Communication Review, 1(2010), 3-26.
  • Chen, P., Smith, P. (2010). Campaigning and Digital Media in Alberta: Emerging Practices and Democratic Outcomes? Canadian Political Science Review, 4(2-3), 36-55.
  • Chen, P., Walsh, L. (2010). e-lection 2007? Political competition online. Australian Cultural History, 28(1), 47-54. [More Information]
  • Chen, P. (2008). Australian Political Parties' use of Youtube 2007. Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 41(1), 114-141.
  • Chen, P. (2004). What Does the Internet Tell Us About the Prospects for Network Governance? Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 37(2), 66-88.
  • Chen, P. (2003). Advocating Online Censorship. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 62(2), 41-64.
  • Chen, P. (2002). Lust, Greed, Sloth: The Performance and Potential of Internet Coregulation in Australia. Griffith Law Review, 11(2), 465-496.

Conferences

  • Smith, P., Chen, P. (2009). "A Canadian E-lection 2008? Online Media and Political Competition". 81st Annual Canadian Political Science Association Conference CPSA 2009, Canada: Canadian Political Science Association.
  • Chen, P., Smith, P. (2009). Campaigning and Digital Media in Alberta: Emerging Practices and Democratic Outcomes? 20th Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference ACSUS 2009, United States: The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.
  • Chen, P., Smith, P. (2009). Digital Media and Recent Election Campaigns in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference APSA 2009, Australia: Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Chen, P. (2004). A Comparative Analysis of Political Email Lists. The Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004, Australia: University of Melbourne.
  • Chen, P., Barlow, S., Chimonyo, J., Lyon, A., O'Loughlin, B. (2003). eGovernance Practice and Potential in the Local Government Sector. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2003, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • Chen, P. (2002). 'They're not like us': The Deamalgamation of Delatite Shire. Jubilee conference of the Australasian Political studies Association, Sydney: Australasian Political Studies Association.
  • Chen, P. (2002). Who's in the Joined-Up Government? Australian Elected Representatives Adaptive Responses to Network Technology. Conference on Knowledge, Networks and Joined-Up Government, Australia: Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Albarran Torres, C., Chen, P. (2012). There are no winners: Horseracing is unethical. The Drum.

Report

  • Chen, P., Gibson, R., Geiselhart, K. (2006). Electronic Democracy? The Impact of New Communications Technologies on Australian Democracy.

2013

  • Chen, P. (2013). Australian Politics in a Digital Age. Canberra: ANU E Press.

2012

  • Chen, P. (2012). Media Politics. In Rodney Smith, Ariadne Vromen, Ian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues, (pp. 95-105). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chen, P. (2012). The new media and the campaign. In M Simms and J Wanna (Eds.), Julia 2010: The Caretaker Election, (pp. 65-84). Canberra, Australia: ANU E Press.
  • Chen, P. (2012). The News Media. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 258-269). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Albarran Torres, C., Chen, P. (2012). There are no winners: Horseracing is unethical. The Drum.
  • Jackson, S., Chen, P. (2012). Understanding Occupy in Australia. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 69, 1-24.

2011

  • Chen, P., Smith, P. (2011). Digital Media in the 2008 Canadian Election. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 8(4), 399-417. [More Information]

2010

  • Chen, P. (2010). Adoption and use of digital media in election campaigns: Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Public Communication Review, 1(2010), 3-26.
  • Chen, P., Smith, P. (2010). Campaigning and Digital Media in Alberta: Emerging Practices and Democratic Outcomes? Canadian Political Science Review, 4(2-3), 36-55.
  • Chen, P., Walsh, L. (2010). e-lection 2007? Political competition online. Australian Cultural History, 28(1), 47-54. [More Information]

2009

  • Smith, P., Chen, P. (2009). "A Canadian E-lection 2008? Online Media and Political Competition". 81st Annual Canadian Political Science Association Conference CPSA 2009, Canada: Canadian Political Science Association.
  • Chen, P., Smith, P. (2009). Campaigning and Digital Media in Alberta: Emerging Practices and Democratic Outcomes? 20th Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference ACSUS 2009, United States: The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.
  • Chen, P., Smith, P. (2009). Digital Media and Recent Election Campaigns in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference APSA 2009, Australia: Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Chen, P. (2009). Online media. In Chris Rudd, Janine Hayward, Geoffrey Craig (Eds.), Informing Voters? : Politics, Media & the New Zealand Election 2008, (pp. 119-141). New Zealand: Pearson Education.

2008

  • Chen, P. (2008). Australian Political Parties' use of Youtube 2007. Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 41(1), 114-141.

2007

  • Chen, P., Gibson, R., Lusoli, W., Ward, S. (2007). Australian Governments and Online Communication. In Sally Young (Eds.), Government Communication in Australia, (pp. 161-180). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chen, P. (2007). Electronic Engagement: A Guide for Public Sector Managers. Canberra: ANU E Press.

2006

  • Chen, P., Gibson, R., Geiselhart, K. (2006). Electronic Democracy? The Impact of New Communications Technologies on Australian Democracy.

2005

  • Chen, P. (2005). The New Media: E-lection 2004? In Simms, Marian and John Warhurst (Eds.), Mortgage Nation: the 2004 Australian Election, (pp. 117-130). Perth, Western Australia: API Network.

2004

  • Chen, P. (2004). A Comparative Analysis of Political Email Lists. The Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004, Australia: University of Melbourne.
  • Chen, P. (2004). What Does the Internet Tell Us About the Prospects for Network Governance? Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 37(2), 66-88.

2003

  • Chen, P. (2003). Advocating Online Censorship. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 62(2), 41-64.
  • Chen, P., Barlow, S., Chimonyo, J., Lyon, A., O'Loughlin, B. (2003). eGovernance Practice and Potential in the Local Government Sector. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2003, Australia: University of Tasmania.

2002

  • Chen, P. (2002). 'They're not like us': The Deamalgamation of Delatite Shire. Jubilee conference of the Australasian Political studies Association, Sydney: Australasian Political Studies Association.
  • Chen, P. (2002). Lust, Greed, Sloth: The Performance and Potential of Internet Coregulation in Australia. Griffith Law Review, 11(2), 465-496.
  • Chen, P. (2002). Who's in the Joined-Up Government? Australian Elected Representatives Adaptive Responses to Network Technology. Conference on Knowledge, Networks and Joined-Up Government, Australia: Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne.

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