Dr Damien Cahill
BA (Hons), PhD Wollongong
GradDip (Economics) UNE
+61 2 9351 7404
Damien Cahill’s research focuses primarily on the relationship between the economy and society. This informs his writing on: neo-liberal think tanks; prison privatization; neo-liberalism and the global financial crisis; neo-liberal hegemony; and the social foundations of the contemporary Australian economy.
His work has appeared in publications including Arena, Australian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Australian Political Economy, Labour History, Overland, Rethinking Marxism and Z-Magazine. He has also contributed several book chapters to edited collections. In 2008 Damien edited (with Frank Stilwell) a special edition of the Journal of Australian Political Economy entitled ‘Australia’s Economic Boom, 1992-?’.
- Think Tanks
- Australian Economic Policy
- Australian Politics
Ben Spies-Butcher, Joy Paton and Damien Cahill, Market Society: History, Theory, Practice, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 2012.
Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards and Frank Stilwell (eds), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2012
Damien Cahill, ‘Always embedded neoliberalism and the global financial crisis’ in Kate Macdonald, Shelley Marshall and Sanjay Pinto (eds), New Visions for Market Governance: Crisis and Renewal, Routledge, New York, 2012, p. 189-199
Damien Cahill, ‘The Embedded Neoliberal Economy’ in Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards and Frank Stilwell (eds), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2012, pp. 110-127
Lindy Edwards, Damien Cahill and Frank Stilwell, ‘Introduction: understanding neoliberalism beyond the free market’ in Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards and Frank Stilwell (eds), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2012, pp. 1-12.
D. Cahill and J. Paton 2012, ‘‘Thinking Socially’ About Markets’, Journal of Australian Political Economy, No. 68, pp. 8-26.
J. Paton and D. Cahill 2012, ‘Editorial Introduction’, Journal of Australian Political Economy (Special Issue: ‘Contesting Markets’), No. 68, pp. 5-7.
Special Issue Guest Editor
Guest editor (with Joy Paton), ‘Contesting Markets’, Special Issue of Journal of Australian Political Economy, No. 68
D. Cahill 2011, ‘Beyond Neoliberalism: Crisis and the Prospects for Progressive Alternatives’, New Political Science, 33(4), pp. 479-492.
Damien Cahill, ‘Why does neoclassical thinking still dominate economics?’, The Conversation, 17 October 2011, available at: http://theconversation.edu.au/why-does-neoclassical-thinking-still-dominate-economics-3861
Cahill, D., ‘Rethinking neoliberalism and regulation before and after the financial crisis’ ECPR Regulatory Governance Standing Group, Third Biennial Conference, University College, Dublin, June 17-19, 2010
Cahill, D., ‘Did the New Right Make Neoliberal Markets’, EIASM First Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Stockholm, June 3-4, 2010
Cahill, D., Review of Crunch Time: Using and Abusing Keynes to Fight the Twin Crises of Our Era, by Tony Kevin, in Australian Journal of Political Science 45(2), June 2010, pp.305-6.
Cahill, D., ‘Business Mobilisation, the New Right and Australian Labor Governments in the 1980s’, Labour History 98, May 2010, pp. 7-24
Cahill, D., ‘’Actually Existing Neoliberalism’ and the Global Economic Crisis’, Labour and Industry 20(3), April 2010, pp. 298-316.
Andrew, J. and Cahill, D., ‘Value for Money? Neo-Liberalism in New South Wales Prisons’, Australian Accounting Review No. 49 Vol. 19 Issue 2 2009, pp. 144-152
Cahill, D., ‘The End of Neoliberalism?, Z Magazine, January, pp. 35-38
Cahill, D., ‘Is Neoliberalism History?’, Social Alternatives, Vol.28, No.1, 144-152, June.
Refereed Conference Proceeding/s
Cahill, D., ‘Neoliberalism, regulation and the global economic crisis’, Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, Macquarie University, 27-30 September 2009.
Other Conference Paper/s
Cahill, D., ‘Business mobilization, the new right and Australian Labor Governments in the 1980s’, Social Democratic Parties and Business: An Historical Analysis Symposium, 29 September 2009, University of Sydney.
Cahill, D., ‘Prison Privatisation and Public Policy in NSW’, Our Prisons, Mental Health, Human Rights and Privatisation Conference, State Library of NSW, Saturday 5 September 2009.
Cahill, D., ‘Does the current economic crisis mark the end of neoliberalism?’, Politics in the Pub, 11 September 2009, Sydney.
Cahill, D., ‘The end of neoliberalism?’ Capital in Crisis: Implications for Labour and Society Conference, 9-10 July 2009, University of Wollongong.
Submission to Government Inquiry
Andrew J. and Cahill D., Submission to the NSW Parliament Inquiry into the privatisation of prisons and prison-related services, 26th February 2009: http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/PARLMENT/committee.nsf/0/f9c734efb7697ea6ca257577001fd0d8/$FILE/Submission%20172.pdf
Cahill D, ‘Think Tanks and Public Policy’, Australian Review of Public Affairs, February, http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2008/02/cahill.html
Cahill D and Brown S, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Australian Greens: The 2002 Cunningham By-election and its Implications’, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 43, No. 2, June, pp. 259-275.
Cahill D and Stilwell F, ‘The Australian Economic Boom 1992-?’, Journal of Australian Political Economy, No. 61, June, pp. 5-11.
Cahill D, ‘Labo(u)r, the Boom and the Prospects for an Alternative to Neo-Liberalism’, Journal of Australian Political Economy, No. 61, June, pp. 321-336.
Cahill D, ‘Politics’ in Brian Furze, Pauline Savy, Robert Brym and John Lie (eds), Sociology in Today’s World, Cengage Learning Australia, South Melbourne, pp. 173-195.
Cahill D, ‘Hegemony and the Neoliberal Historical Bloc: The Australian Experience’, in Richard Howson and Kylie Smith (eds), Hegemony: Studies in Consensus and Coercion, Routledge, New York, pp. 201-217
Andrew J and Cahill D, ‘Neoliberalism and New South Wales Prisons: Re-regulation through Value for Money reporting’, 2008 Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, New York.
Cahill D and Andrew J , ‘Privatisation and New South Wales Prisons: Value for Money and Neo-liberal Regulation’, Second Biennial Conference of the Standing Group on Regulatory Governance of the European Consortium for Political Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands, http://regulation.upf.edu/utrecht-08-papers/dcahill.pdf.
Cahill D 2007 'McKew and Bennelong a Distraction for Labor', New Matlida, vol.133.
Cahill D 2007 'The Contours of Neo-liberal Hegemony in Australia', Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture and Society, vol.19:2, pp. 221-33.
Internal Working Paper/s
Andrew J and Cahill D 2007 'Value for Money? Neo-liberalism and New South Wales Prisons´', Wollongong: University of Wollongong School of Accounting and Finance.
Cahill D and Cahill R 2006 'The 1978 Military Occupation of Bowral', Illawarra Unity: Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, vol.6:1.
Cahill D 2006 'Coercion, Consent and the Neoliberal Project in Australia',Rethinking Marxism Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Cahill D and Beder S 2005 'Neo-liberal think tanks and neo-liberal restructuring: learning the lessons from Project Victoria and the privatisation of Victoria´s electricity industry', Social Alternatives, vol.24:1, pp. 43-48.
Cahill D and Beder S 2005 'Regulating the power shift: the state, capital and electricity privatisation in Australia', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.55, pp. 5-22.
Cahill D 2005 'From the fringes: the emergence from obscurity of the Australian radical neo-liberal movement', The Hummer, vol.4:3.
Cahill D 2005 'Politics and Propaganda - Review of Greg Barnes, Selling the Australian Government: Politics and Propaganda from Whitlam to Howard', Australian Review of Public Affairs.
Cahill D 2005 'Researching the Australian New Right: A Glimpse at the Process of Discovery', Rhizome: A Cross-Disciplinary Postgraduate Journal, vol.1, pp. 113-123.
Cahill D 2005 'The Right values in education: neo-liberal think tanks and the assault upon public schooling', Overland, vol.179, pp. 9-14.
Brown S and Cahill D 2005 'The Green Constituency: Evidence From Cunningham ',Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Otago, New Zealand: Conference Papers APSA 05 (website), 1-15.
Cahill D and Cahill R 2005 'Civilian responses to peace-time military occupation: the 1978 Bowral call-out and its implications for the war on terrorism',Ninth National Australian Labour History Conference, University of Sydney: Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 55-61.
Cahill D 2005 'Neo-liberalism and neo-liberal hegemony in Australia',Hegemony: Explorations Into Consensus, Coercion and Culture Conference, University of Wollongong.
Cahill D 2005 'Neo-liberal Think Tanks: Ideas, Interests and Social Policy', Sociology Seminar Series, University of Sydney, September 19th 2005.
Cahill D 2004 'Contesting Hegemony: The Radical Neo-liberal Movement and the Ruling Class in Australia' in Ruling Australia: The Power, Privilege and Politics of the New Ruling Class,, ed. Nathan Hollier, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne.
Cahill D 2004 'New Class Discourse and the Construction of Left-wing Elites' in Us and Them: Anti-elitism in Australia, ed. Marian Sawer and Barry Hindess, API Network, Perth.
Cahill D 2004 'In the vanguard', Workers Online, vol.232.
Cahill D 2004 'Ideas and Interests: The radical neo-liberal movement and the neo-liberal counter-revolution in Australia',Social Change Research in the 21st Century Conference, Queensland University of Technology.
Cahill D 2004 'The radical neo-liberal movement and its impact upon Australian politics',Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Adelaide.
Cahill D 2004 'From Fringe Dwellers to Opinion Makers: A History of the Radical Neo-liberal Movement in Australia', Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Sydney Branch, 25th July, 2004.
Cahill D 2003 'The Australian Radical Neo-liberal Movement and US Global Strategy',Now We The People Conference, UTS.
Cahill D 2003 'The Australian Radical Neo-liberal Movement and US Global Strategy', Now We The People Website.
Cahill D 2003 'New Class Discourse and the Construction of Left-wing Elites', Us and Them: Anti-Elitism in Australia, ANU, July 10-11, 2003.
Cahill D 2003 'The Radical Neo-liberal Movement in Australia – or What the Hell Have I Been Doing Here for the Last Four-and-a-half Years?' History and politics Program Seminar Series,, University of Wollongong.
Cahill D 2002 'Funding the Ideological Struggle', Overland, vol.168.
Cahill D 2002 'The Markets, Morals and Civil Society Project: Conflict and Consensus on the Australian Right',APSA, ANU.
Cahill D 2002 'The Markets, Morals and Civil Society Project: Conflict and Consensus on the Australian Right', ISCCI Seminar Series, University of Wollongong.
Connell RW, Cahill D and Campbell M 2002 'The Order of Australia (Symposium)', The Sunday Age, July 14, 2002.
Cahill D 2001 'The Australian Rights New Class Discourse and the Construction of the Political Community' in Labour and Community: Historical Essays, ed. R. Markey, UOW Press, Wollongong.
Cahill D 2001 'The Anti-WEF Protests and the Media', Social Alternatives.
Cahill D 2001 'Why the Right Uses Class Against the Left', Arena Journal, vol.16.
Cahill D 2000 'Review, Helen Trinca and Anne Davies, Waterfront: the Battle that Changed Australia', Journal of Social Change and Critical Inquiry.
Cahill D 2000 'Review, Katherine Betts, The Great Divide: Immigration Politics in Australia; Glenn Patmore and Dennis Glover (eds), New Voices for Social Democracy: Labor Essays 1999-2000; Michael Thompson, Labor Without Class: The Gentrification of the ALP', Labour History, vol.79.
Cahill D 2000 'Neo-liberal Intellectuals as Organic Intellectuals? Some Notes on the Australian Context',APSA, ANU.
Cahill D 2000 'The Medias Coverage of the s11 Protests in Melbourne',ISCCI Conference, University of Wollongong.
Cahill D 2000 'The anti-WEF protests and the media', Z-net .
Cahill D 1999 'Review, Frances Stonnor-Saunders, Who Paid the Piper? The CIA and the Cultural Cold War', Overland , vol.157.
Cahill D 1999 'The Australian Rights New Class Discourse and the Construction of the Political Community',6th National Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Wollongong.
Cahill D 1999 'The Re-invention of Class',Retrospections Conference, UNSW.
Current Supervising Postgraduates
Economic Policy for Managing Water Resources