BCom, MCom W'gong, PhD UNSW
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The University of Sydney
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Gaby Ramia joined the Graduate School of Government in June 2008, having previously held positions in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney where he was a Research Fellow, and at Monash University where he was Senior Lecturer and Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management.
He has research interests across policy issues at the international, cross-national/comparative and Australian levels. He has conducted Australian Research Council (ARC) funded studies with colleagues on social security in China and on international education and the welfare of international students. He has other, ongoing research interests on: international social policy and the role of trans-national NGOs; contractualism, public management and employment services; and the relationship between industrial relations regulation and social policies.
Gaby is widely published in public and social policy and he has taught in a wide range of policy-related areas, including international public policy and global governance, public policy, international business, strategic management, economics and employment relations.
Ramia, G., Marginson, S. and Sawir, E. (2013 in press) Regulating International Students Wellbeing, Bristol: Policy Press.
Ramia, G., Marginson, S. & Sawir, E. (2013) ‘The Regulation of International Student Welfare in Australia’, Journal of Australian Political Economy, no. 71, pp. 106-129.
Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Forbes-Mewett, H., Nyland, C. and Ramia, G. (2012) '‘International student security and English language proficiency’, Journal of Studies in International Education, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp 434-454.
Holden, C, Kilkey, M & Ramia, G (eds) 2011, Social Policy Review 23, Bristol: Policy Press.
Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E. and Nyland, C 2011 'International business and cross-border education: A case of the janus face of globalisation?', Global Business and Economics Review, Vol. 13, no. 2, pp 105-125.
Ramia, G 2011 ‘The International Education Industry and the Question of Student Welfare’, Australian Options, No 64, Autumn, pp. 28-30.
Kong E and Ramia G 2010 'A Qualitative Analysis of Intellectual Capital in Social Service Non-Profit Organisations: A Theory-Practice Divide', Journal of Management and Organization, vol. 16 no. 5, pp. 656-676
Ramia G and Carney T 2010 'The Rudd Government’s Employment Services Agenda: Is it Post-NPM and Why is that Important?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol.69:3, pp. 263-273
Carney T and Ramia G 2010 'Welfare Support and Sanctions for Non-Compliance in a Recessionary World Labour Market: Post-Neoliberalism or Not?', International Journal of Social Security and Workers Compensation Vol. 2, no.1, pp. 29-40
Ramia G and Carney T 2010 'The Australian Government's Employment Services Agenda: Is it Post-NPM and Why Does That Matter?, Social Policy Association Annual Conference - "Social Policy in Times of Change", Lincoln, United Kingdom, 5 - 7th July 2010
Sawir E, Marginson S, Nyland C, Ramia G and Rawlings-Sanaei F 2009 'The pastoral care of international students in New Zealand: Is it more than a consumer protection regime?', Asia Pacific Journal of Education, vol.29:1, pp. 45-59
Sawir E, Marginson S, Nyland C, Ramia G and Rawlings-Sanaei F 2009 'The Social and Economic Security of International Students: A New Zealand Study', Higher Education Policy, vol.22:4, pp. 461-82
Forbes-Mewett H, Marginson S, Nyland C, Ramia G and Sawir E 2009 'Australian University International Student Finances', Higher Education Policy, vol.22:2, pp. 141-61
Nyland C, Forbes-Mewett H, Marginson S, Ramia G, Sawir E and Smith S 2009 'International Student-Workers in Australia: A New Vulnerable Workforce', Journal of Education and Work, vol.22:1, pp. 1-14
Ong D and Ramia G 2009 'Study-Work-Life Balance and the Welfare of International Students', Labour & Industry: A Journal of the Social and Economic Relations of Work, vol.20:2, pp. 181-206
Kong E and Ramia G 2009 'A Qualitative Analysis of Intellectual Capital in Australian Social Service Nonprofit Organizations, Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2009 - "Green Management Matters", Chicago, United States, 11th August 2009
Ramia G, Sawir E, Forbes-Mewett H, Marginson S, Nyland C and Rawlings-Sanaei F 2009 'The Regulation of International Education and the Social and Economic Rights of University Cross-Border Students, Social Policy Association Conference - Policy Futures: Learning from the Past?, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1st July 2009
Sawir E, Marginson S, Deumert A, Nyland C and Ramia G 2008 'Loneliness and International Students: An Australian Study', Journal of Studies in International Education, vol.12:2, pp. 148-80
Ramia G, Davies G and Nyland C 2008 'Social Security Compliance in China: Regime-Types and National Circumstances', International Social Security Review, vol.61:1, pp. 1-20
Lambell R, Ramia G, Nyland C and Michelotti M 2008 'NGOs and International Business Research: Progress, Prospects and Problems', International Journal of Management Reviews, vol.10:1, pp. 75-92
Davies G and Ramia G 2008 'Governance Reform Towards “Serving Migrant Workers”: The Local Implementation of Central Government Regulations', China Quarterly:193, pp. 140-9
Ramia G 2008 'The global-local divide, corporate strategy and civil society: implications for social policy, 2008 Social Policy Association Conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 25th June 2008
Carney T, Ramia G and Chapman A 2007 'Comparativism, the Labour-Social Policy Nexus and Intra-national Analysis: A Case Study', Policy and Politics, vol.35:2, pp. 233-50
Carney T, Ramia G and Chapman A 2006 'Which Law is the Laggard? Regulation and the Gaps Between Labour Law and Social Security Law' in Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation: Essays on the Construction, Constitution and Regulation of Labour Markets and Work Relationships, ed. C. Arup, P. Gahan, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, R. Mitchell & A. O’Donnell, Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 383-409
Ramia G 2006 'Administering Global Welfare: Public Management, Governance and the New Role of INGOs' in Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance, ed. P. Henman and M. Fenger, Policy Press, Bristol, United Kingdom, pp. 185-212
Ramia G and Wailes N 2006 'Putting wage-earners into wage-earners' welfare states: the relationship between social policy and industrial relations in Australia and New Zealand', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol.41:1, pp. 49-68
Edited Journal - Special Issue
Ramia G 2005 'The Social Protection Needs of Migrants: New Questions and New Answers', Global Social Policy ed. G. Ramia
Ramia G 2005 'Industrial Relations in the Context of Social Protection and Workfare: Comparing Australia and New Zealand', New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, vol.30:3, pp. 1-15
Ramia G, Chapman A and Michelotti M 2005 'How Well Do Industrial Relations and Social Policy Interact? Labour Law and Social Security Law in the Social Protection of Sole Parents', International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, vol.21:2, pp. 249-80
Ramia G, Deumert A, Marginson S, Nyland C and Sawir E 2005 'Global Migration and Social Protection Rights: The Social and Economic Security of Cross-Border Students in Australia', Global Social Policy, vol.5:3, pp. 329-52
Wailes N, Ramia G and Lansbury R 2003 'Interests, Institutions and Industrial Relations', British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.41:4, pp. 617-37
Ramia G 2003 'Global Social Policy, INGOs and the Importance of Strategic Management', Global Social Policy, vol.3:1, pp. 79-101
Ramia G and Carney T 2003 'New Public Management, the Job Network and Non-Profit Strategy', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol.6:2, pp. 253-75
Carney T and Ramia G 2002 From Rights to Management: Contract, New Public Management and Employment Services, The Hague: Kluwer.
Wailes N and Ramia G 2002 'Globalisation, institutions and interests: Comparing recent changes in industrial relations policy in Australia and New Zealand', Policy, Organisation and Society, vol.21:1, pp. 74-95
Carney T and Ramia G 2002 'Mutuality, Mead and McClure: More Big M’s for the Unemployed', Mutuality, Mead and McClure: More Big M’s for the Unemployed, vol.37:3, pp. 277-300
Ramia G 2002 'The New Contractualism, Social Protection and the Yeatman Thesis', Journal of Sociology, vol.37:3, pp. 49-68
Edited Journal - Special Issue
Carney T, Yeatman A and Ramia G 2001 'Contractualism and Citizenship: Law in Context, ed. T. Carney, A. Yeatman and G. Ramia.
Ramia G and Wailes N 2001 'Knitting the Social Safety Net: Reassessing the Role of Federation in Shaping Social Protection, 1901-1914' in Working the Nation: Working Life and Federation, 1890-1914, ed. M. Hearn and G. Patmore , King St Press, London, United Kingdom, pp. 136-58
Carney T and Ramia G 2001 'Contractualism and Citizenship: Rivals or Bedfellows?', Law in Context, vol.18:2, pp. 8-33
Ramia G and Carney T 2001 'Contractualism, Managerialism and Welfare: The Australian Experiment with a Marketised Employment Services Network', Policy and Politics, vol.29:1, pp. 59-80
Ramia G 2000 'Industrial Relations and the Welfare State: Explaining New Zealand’s Status as a Laggard' in The Restrained Welfare State: Social Policy in the Rich OECD Democracies, ed. H. Obinger and U. Wagschal, Campus-Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany, pp. 210-44
Higgins W and Ramia G 2000 'Social Citizenship' in Rethinking Australian Citizenship, ed. W. Hudson and J. Kane , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 136-49
Carney T and Ramia G 1999 'From Citizenship to Contractualism: The Transition from Unemployment Benefits to Employment Services in Australia', Australian Journal of Administrative Law, vol.6:3, pp. 117-39
Nyland C and Ramia G 1998 'The Webbs and the Rights of Women' in The Webbs, Fabianism and Feminism: Fabianism and the Political Economy of Everyday Life, ed. P. Beilharz and C. Nyland, Ashgate, United Kingdom, pp. 54-87
Ramia G 1996 'The Downturn of the Swedish Model: Inevitable?', Journal of Australian Political Economy:38, pp. 63-97
Ramia G 1995 '“The Boss Knows Best”: Judith Sloan, Industrial Relations Reform and Social Protection in Australia', Just Policy:2, pp. 44-8
Nyland C and Ramia G 1994 'The Webbs and the Rights of Women' in Feminism and Political Economy in Victorian England, ed. P. Groenewegen, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, United Kingdom, pp. 110-46