Dr Richard Stanton

BA (Political Science) Macquarie; MA (English Literature) Macquarie; PhD (Political Communication) Monash
Senior Lecturer

Telephone +61 2 9351 2821

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Research interests

Richard’s research interests lie in a range of cross-over disciplines. He is most interested in the study of urban communication, rural politics and community and media activism.

Teaching and supervision

Richard teaches into the BA in Media & Communications - Media Relations and into the Master of Strategic Public Relations.

He is interested in supervising candidates for higher degree research in urban politics and communication, regional and rural engagement, community activism with a particular interest in mining and agriculture.

Current projects

Richard’s current projects focus on international investment in Australian agribusiness and mining, acquisitions in the Australian dairy industry, and the role of the media in corporate and political activity.

He is engaged in a major writing project - A Sociopolitical History of Australia - for McFarland, a US publisher.

In the media

Richard is a frequent media commentator on local issues. His most recent comments have been about the merger of NSW local government councils.

Recent articles in newspapers and e-journals

  • It’s The Economy Stupid: power and persuasion in Australian politics, The Conversation, July 2013. (Republished SBS online)
  • Bega Council Plays Politics With Woolworths, Online Opinion, February 2013.
  • The ‘New Engagement’ in the Australian parliament, Online Opinion, June 2011.
  • Strategy and Tactics in question time in the House, Online Opinion, June 2012.
  • Australia needs more than one message on carbon, The Conversation, March 2012.
  • Gillard’s toxic carbon message, Climate Spectator, March 2012.
  • Real Julia Is a real woman, Online Opinion, February 2012.
  • Overwhelmed by professional opinionators, ABC The Drum, February 2012.
  • Fleet-footed Abbott needs to be playmaker, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 2012.
  • Forget the wing, put Abbott at five eighth, Online Opinion, January 2012.
  • Elites go to war to capture hearts and minds, Online Opinion, November 2011
  • APEC coverage: fabricated, lightweight and inaccurate, ABC The Drum, November 2011
  • Old media dog turns new trick, Online Opinion, October 2010.
  • Journalism’s bold future, ABC The Drum, October 2011
  • The future of journalism, The Australian, October 2011
  • Twitter drives the national conversation in the theatrum mundi, Online Opinion, August 2011.
  • Coal seam gas extraction will be impact issue in NSW local council M&As, Online Opinion, August 2011.
  • The death of the ironist, Online Opinion, August 2011.
  • Cross benches key to real change in NSW, Online Opinion, March 2011.
  • Don’t let federal independent blowback kill-off NSW election, Online Opinion, March 2011.

Recent conference papers

  • 2013 The Politics of Engagement in the Australian Resources Sector (panel submission with Kylie Corcoran and Arjenne Plaizier) Australian Political Studies Association, Perth September 2013.
  • 2013 Miscommunicating Policy: the failure of the political communication campaign that preceded Clean Energy legislation, APSA Perth September 2013.
  • 2013 Power and Agency in Political Communication: How masculinist politics framed competing carbon campaigns in the Australian legislature, International Communication Association, London June 2013
  • 2012 Power and Agency: How masculinist politics framed the Australian carbon tax campaign, MediAsia, Osaka, November 2.
  • 2011 Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage: Irony, Melodrama and Adversarial Political Discourse in the NSW State Election Campaign, Australian Political Studies Association, Canberra.
  • 2011 A Waste of Space: the campaign of an independent in the NSW State election 2010, Australian Political Studies Association, Canberra.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Stanton, R. (2013). Scorched Earth: The Deep Rupturing of Australian Society And its Failure to Meet the 21st Century. Sydney: Verandah Press.
  • Stanton, R. (2011). Do What They Like: The Media in the Australian Election Campaign 2010. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Stanton, R. (2007). All news is local: the failure of the media to reflect world events in a globalized age. Jefferson, North Carolina ; London: McFarland & Company.
  • Stanton, R. (2006). Media Relations. Oxford University Press.
  • Stanton, R. (2001). Innovation Management: Strategic positioning in a global and local world. Business to Business Publications.
  • Stanton, R., Phillipps, R. (2000). Public Relations: Precepts & Practice. Sydney: University of Western Sydney.
  • Stanton, R. (1999). When Your Partner Dies: Stories of Women Who Have Lost Their Husbands. St Leonards: Allen and Unwin.

Book Chapters

  • Stanton, R. (2012). Focus on Asian Public Relations Stakeholder Management. In Joy Chia, Gae Synnott (Eds.), An Introduction to Public Relations and Communication Management. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.
  • Stanton, R. (2012). Government Relations: Information, Influence and Political Success. In Joy Chia, Gae Synnott (Eds.), An Introduction to Public Relations and Communication Management, (pp. 286-311). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.
  • Stanton, R. (2009). Media relations: avian influenza and the press. In Mark Sheehan and Robina Xavier (Eds.), Public Relations Campaigns, (pp. 216-234). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Stanton, R. (2009). On Mayhew: the demonization of soft power and the validation of the new citizen. In van Ruler, Betteke~Ihlen, Oyvind~Fredriksson, Magnus~ (Eds.), Public Relations and Social Theory: Key figures and Concepts, (pp. 212-230). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Stanton, R. (2008). Cheong and mateship: the socialization of media relations. Asian Social Science, 4(5), 27-36.
  • Stanton, R. (2006). Why governments have failed on global trading. On Line Opinion, 8 September 2006.
  • Stanton, R. (2005). Building media relationships: two-way panic. On Line Opinion, 15 November 2005.
  • Stanton, R. (2005). Two Plays: Watching Black Comedy After 9/11. On Line Opinion, 24 June 2005.
  • Stanton, R. (2004). Book review: Media, Politics and the Network Society. Australian Journal of Political Science, 40(2), 338-339.

Conferences

  • Stanton, R. (2006). Media Globalization: how the western media imagines news. International Political Science Association (IPSA) 20th Congress.
  • Stanton, R. (2005). Leon Mayhew and the Sociological Impact of Political Communication. International Communication Association.
  • Stanton, R. (2004). Issue Literacy Placement in Australian Television Drama: A case study of Neighbours and Home and Away. Australian & New Zealand Communication Association. Coin/Acoft.
  • Stanton, R. (2004). The Impact of Political Communication on Regional Communities. International Association for Media and Communication Research.
  • Stanton, R. (2004). The Sociological Impact of Political Communication in Regional Australia. Australian & New Zealand Communication Association. Coin/Acoft.
  • Stanton, R. (2003). Mezzanine Politics. International Communication Association.
  • Stanton, R. (2002). Mezzanine Politics. Australasian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, : Sydney University Press.
  • Stanton, R. (2001). Professional Communicators and the Means of Sociopolitical Influence. Australian Centre for Independent Journalism National Conference, The Public Right to Know, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.

Reference Works

  • Stanton, R. (2014). Political Communication Research in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. In Gianpietro Mazzoleni (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Political Communication. London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

2014

  • Stanton, R. (2014). Political Communication Research in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. In Gianpietro Mazzoleni (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Political Communication. London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

2013

  • Stanton, R. (2013). Scorched Earth: The Deep Rupturing of Australian Society And its Failure to Meet the 21st Century. Sydney: Verandah Press.

2012

  • Stanton, R. (2012). Focus on Asian Public Relations Stakeholder Management. In Joy Chia, Gae Synnott (Eds.), An Introduction to Public Relations and Communication Management. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.
  • Stanton, R. (2012). Government Relations: Information, Influence and Political Success. In Joy Chia, Gae Synnott (Eds.), An Introduction to Public Relations and Communication Management, (pp. 286-311). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.

2011

  • Stanton, R. (2011). Do What They Like: The Media in the Australian Election Campaign 2010. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2009

  • Stanton, R. (2009). Media relations: avian influenza and the press. In Mark Sheehan and Robina Xavier (Eds.), Public Relations Campaigns, (pp. 216-234). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Stanton, R. (2009). On Mayhew: the demonization of soft power and the validation of the new citizen. In van Ruler, Betteke~Ihlen, Oyvind~Fredriksson, Magnus~ (Eds.), Public Relations and Social Theory: Key figures and Concepts, (pp. 212-230). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2008

  • Stanton, R. (2008). Cheong and mateship: the socialization of media relations. Asian Social Science, 4(5), 27-36.

2007

  • Stanton, R. (2007). All news is local: the failure of the media to reflect world events in a globalized age. Jefferson, North Carolina ; London: McFarland & Company.

2006

  • Stanton, R. (2006). Media Globalization: how the western media imagines news. International Political Science Association (IPSA) 20th Congress.
  • Stanton, R. (2006). Media Relations. Oxford University Press.
  • Stanton, R. (2006). Why governments have failed on global trading. On Line Opinion, 8 September 2006.

2005

  • Stanton, R. (2005). Building media relationships: two-way panic. On Line Opinion, 15 November 2005.
  • Stanton, R. (2005). Leon Mayhew and the Sociological Impact of Political Communication. International Communication Association.
  • Stanton, R. (2005). Two Plays: Watching Black Comedy After 9/11. On Line Opinion, 24 June 2005.

2004

  • Stanton, R. (2004). Book review: Media, Politics and the Network Society. Australian Journal of Political Science, 40(2), 338-339.
  • Stanton, R. (2004). Issue Literacy Placement in Australian Television Drama: A case study of Neighbours and Home and Away. Australian & New Zealand Communication Association. Coin/Acoft.
  • Stanton, R. (2004). The Impact of Political Communication on Regional Communities. International Association for Media and Communication Research.
  • Stanton, R. (2004). The Sociological Impact of Political Communication in Regional Australia. Australian & New Zealand Communication Association. Coin/Acoft.

2003

  • Stanton, R. (2003). Mezzanine Politics. International Communication Association.

2002

  • Stanton, R. (2002). Mezzanine Politics. Australasian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, : Sydney University Press.

2001

  • Stanton, R. (2001). Innovation Management: Strategic positioning in a global and local world. Business to Business Publications.
  • Stanton, R. (2001). Professional Communicators and the Means of Sociopolitical Influence. Australian Centre for Independent Journalism National Conference, The Public Right to Know, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.

2000

  • Stanton, R., Phillipps, R. (2000). Public Relations: Precepts & Practice. Sydney: University of Western Sydney.

1999

  • Stanton, R. (1999). When Your Partner Dies: Stories of Women Who Have Lost Their Husbands. St Leonards: Allen and Unwin.

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