Associate Professor Ariadne Vromen

BSocSc (UNSW), MA (Syd) PhD (UNSW)

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6602

Website Follow @Ariadne_syd
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Biographical details

Ariadne Vromen is a political sociologist, and her research interests include: political participation, social movements, advocacy organisations, digital politics, and young people and politics. Ariadne has completed extensive research on Australian young people’s political engagement, including co-authoring a policy report for the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme. She has also co-authored several texts on Australian politics, including Powerscape: Contemporary Australian Politics. Ariadne is a member of the WUN group, Networking Young Citizens; and on the steering committee of the ECPR Standing Group, Participation and Mobilisation.

Ariadne is an enthusiastic political science teacher, and has won a Vice Chancellor’s award for Outstanding Teaching; and, after nomination by her colleagues, a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Mentoring award.
She has successfully supervised Higher Degree Research students with varied topics, and particularly welcomes enquiries from future students interested in digital politics, and any area of citizen engagement.
Ariadne was an academic staff elected Fellow of the University of Sydney Senate (2011-2013); and an NTEU National Councillor (2006-2011).

Research interests

Research Fields

  • Australian Politics
  • Comparative Politics

Research Interests

  • Political sociology
  • Political participation
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • Australian politics
  • Social movements
  • Young people and politics

Teaching and supervision

For a full list of past and current research student supervisions please see the CV for download, above top right under the contact details.

Current Courses

  • GOVT2991 Political Analysis (Honours stream)
  • GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society

Past Courses

  • GOVT6139 Research Design
  • GOVT2331 Social Change and Politics

Selected grants

2013

  • Women and Work Research Network; Baird M, Chen M, Cooper R, Cutcher L, Foley M, Ford M, Hardy C, Hill E, McGrath-Champ S, Piper N, Probyn E, Riley J, Seymour R, Smith B, Vromen A, Williamson S; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2012

  • Innovative Democracy? Changing Approaches to Citizen Engagement in Australia, the UK and Denmark.; Marsh D, Vromen A, Fawcett P, Bang H; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • The Civic Network: A Comparative study of the use of social media for enhancing young people's political engagement; Vromen A, Loader B, Xenos M; Spencer Foundation/Research Support.
  • Civic networking in comparative perspective: young people, civic engagement and social media in Australia and the USA; Vromen A, Xenos M; United States Studies Centre/Research Support.

2006

  • Young people, community-building and the internet; Vromen A; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

2001

  • Participatory citizenship of Australian young people; Vromen A; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Vromen, A., Gelber, K., Gauja, A. (2009). Powerscape: Contemporary Australian politics - 2nd Edition. Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Smith, R., Vromen, A., Cook, I. (2006). Keywords In Australian Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books

  • Loader, B., Vromen, A., Xenos, M. (2014). The Networked Young Citizen: Social Media, Political Participation and Civic Engagement. New York, London: Routledge.
  • Smith, R., Vromen, A., Cook, I. (2012). Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Vromen, A., Smith, R. (2012). Buying the Good Society: The Rise of Australian Political Consumerism. In Catriona Elder and Keith Moore (Eds.), New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian Identities and Legacies, (pp. 220-241). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Vromen, A. (2012). Constructing Australian youth online: empowered but dutiful citizens? In Brian D Loader, Dan Mercea (Eds.), Social Media and Democracy: Innovations in Participatory Politics, (pp. 190-206). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Vromen, A. (2012). New forms of participation and social movements. In Rodney Smith, Ariadne Vromen, Ian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues, (pp. 199-210). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Vromen, A. (2012). Youth participation from the top down: the perspectives of government and community sector decision makers in Australia. In Jan van Deth, William Maloney (Eds.), New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society: Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action, (pp. 212-230). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Vromen, A. (2010). Debating Methods: Rediscovering Qualitative Approaches. In David Marsh, Gerry Stoker (Eds.), Theory and Methods in Political Science, (pp. 249-266). Hampshire & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Vromen, A. (2008). Political change and the internet in Australia: introducing GetUp. In Tapio Häyhtio and Jarmo Rinne (Eds.), Net Working/Networking: Citizen Initiated Internet Politics, (pp. 103-126). Tampere: Tampere University Press.
  • Vromen, A. (2007). Australian young people's participatory practices and internet use. In Brian Loader (Eds.), Young Citizens in the Digital Age: Political Engagement, Young People and New Media, (pp. 97-113). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Vromen, A. (2007). Judging cyber-optimism: youth-led participation and the internet. In Saha L, Print M and Edwards K (Eds.), Youth and Political Participation, (pp. 131-151). Rotterdam Taipai: Sense Publishers.
  • Vromen, A., Turnbull, N. (2006). The Australian Greens: Challengers to the cartel? In Ian Marsh (Eds.), Political parties in transition?, (pp. 165-180). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • 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

  • Vromen, A. (2014). Campaign Entrepreneurs in Online Collective Action: GetUp! in Australia. Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest. [More Information]
  • Xenos, M., Vromen, A., Loader, B. (2014). The great equalizer? Patterns of social media use and youth political engagement in three advanced democracies. Information, Communication and Society, 17(2), 151-167. [More Information]
  • Loader, B., Vromen, A., Xenos, M. (2014). The networked young citizen: social media, political participation and civic engagement. Information, Communication and Society, 17(2), 143-150. [More Information]
  • Vromen, A., Xenos, M., Loader, B. (2014). Young people, social media and connective action: from organisational maintenance to everyday political talk. Journal of Youth Studies. [More Information]
  • Vromen, A., Coleman, W. (2013). Online Campaigning Organizations and Storytelling Strategies: GetUp! in Australia. Policy and Internet, 5(1), 76-100. [More Information]
  • Davies, I., Bennett, L., Loader, B., Mellor, S., Vromen, A., Coleman, S., Xenos, M. (2012). Four questions about the educational potential of social media for promoting civic engagement. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 7(3), 293-306.
  • Vromen, A. (2011). Constructing Australian youth online: empowered but dutiful citizens? Information, Communication and Society, 14(7), 959-980. [More Information]
  • Vromen, A., Coleman, W. (2011). Online movement mobilisation and electoral politics: the case of GetUp!. Communication, Politics and Culture, 44(2), 76-94.
  • Vromen, A., Collin, P. (2010). Everyday youth participation? Contrasting views from Australian policymakers and young people. Young: Nordic journal of youth research, 18(1), 97-112. [More Information]
  • Spies-Butcher, B., Vromen, A. (2010). Suburban Affairs: Groups and Political Communities Across Sydney. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(3), 437-455. [More Information]
  • Vromen, A., Gauja, A. (2009). Protesters, Parliamentarians, Policymakers: The Experiences of Australian Green MPs. Journal of Legislative Studies, 15(1), 90-112.
  • 't Hart, P., Vromen, A. (2008). A new era for think tanks in public policy? International trends, Australian realities. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 67(2), 135-148. [More Information]
  • Vromen, A. (2008). Building virtual spaces: Young people, participation and the internet. Australian Journal of Political Science, 43(1), 79-97.
  • Vromen, A. (2007). Australian young peoples participatory practices and internet use. Information, Communication and Society, 10(1), 48-68.
  • Turnbull, N., Vromen, A. (2006). The Australian Greens: party organisation and political processes. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 52(3), 455-470.
  • Vromen, A. (2005). Political strategies of the Australian third sector. Third Sector Review, 11(2), 95-115.
  • Vromen, A. (2003). "People try to put us down." Participatory citizenship of 'Generation X'. Australian Journal of Political Science, 38(1), 79-99.
  • Vromen, A. (2003). Community-based activism and change: the cases of Sydney and Toronto. City and Community, 2(1), 47-69.
  • Vromen, A. (2003). Politicizing community: the private sphere and political participation. Contemporary Politics, 9(4), 371-395.
  • Vromen, A. (2003). Traversing time and gender;Australian young people's participation. Journal of Youth Studies, 6(3), 277-294.

Conferences

  • Vromen, A. (2005). Who are the Australian Greens? Surveying the membership. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Vromen, A. (2004). 'Generationx' Retrieving Net-Based Information: Political Participation In Practice? Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004. Association Historique Internationale de l'Ocan Indien.
  • Vromen, A. (2002). Community activism and change: The cases of Sydney and Toronto. National Social Policy Conference 2001, Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Report

  • Bell, J., Vromen, A., Collin, P. (2008). Rewriting the rules for youth participation - Inclusion and diversity in government and community decision-making.

2014

  • Vromen, A. (2014). Campaign Entrepreneurs in Online Collective Action: GetUp! in Australia. Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest. [More Information]
  • Xenos, M., Vromen, A., Loader, B. (2014). The great equalizer? Patterns of social media use and youth political engagement in three advanced democracies. Information, Communication and Society, 17(2), 151-167. [More Information]
  • Loader, B., Vromen, A., Xenos, M. (2014). The networked young citizen: social media, political participation and civic engagement. Information, Communication and Society, 17(2), 143-150. [More Information]
  • Loader, B., Vromen, A., Xenos, M. (2014). The Networked Young Citizen: Social Media, Political Participation and Civic Engagement. New York, London: Routledge.
  • Vromen, A., Xenos, M., Loader, B. (2014). Young people, social media and connective action: from organisational maintenance to everyday political talk. Journal of Youth Studies. [More Information]

2013

  • Vromen, A., Coleman, W. (2013). Online Campaigning Organizations and Storytelling Strategies: GetUp! in Australia. Policy and Internet, 5(1), 76-100. [More Information]

2012

  • Vromen, A., Smith, R. (2012). Buying the Good Society: The Rise of Australian Political Consumerism. In Catriona Elder and Keith Moore (Eds.), New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian Identities and Legacies, (pp. 220-241). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Vromen, A. (2012). Constructing Australian youth online: empowered but dutiful citizens? In Brian D Loader, Dan Mercea (Eds.), Social Media and Democracy: Innovations in Participatory Politics, (pp. 190-206). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Smith, R., Vromen, A., Cook, I. (2012). Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Davies, I., Bennett, L., Loader, B., Mellor, S., Vromen, A., Coleman, S., Xenos, M. (2012). Four questions about the educational potential of social media for promoting civic engagement. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 7(3), 293-306.
  • Vromen, A. (2012). New forms of participation and social movements. In Rodney Smith, Ariadne Vromen, Ian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues, (pp. 199-210). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Vromen, A. (2012). Youth participation from the top down: the perspectives of government and community sector decision makers in Australia. In Jan van Deth, William Maloney (Eds.), New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society: Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action, (pp. 212-230). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

2011

  • Vromen, A. (2011). Constructing Australian youth online: empowered but dutiful citizens? Information, Communication and Society, 14(7), 959-980. [More Information]
  • Vromen, A., Coleman, W. (2011). Online movement mobilisation and electoral politics: the case of GetUp!. Communication, Politics and Culture, 44(2), 76-94.

2010

  • Vromen, A. (2010). Debating Methods: Rediscovering Qualitative Approaches. In David Marsh, Gerry Stoker (Eds.), Theory and Methods in Political Science, (pp. 249-266). Hampshire & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Vromen, A., Collin, P. (2010). Everyday youth participation? Contrasting views from Australian policymakers and young people. Young: Nordic journal of youth research, 18(1), 97-112. [More Information]
  • Spies-Butcher, B., Vromen, A. (2010). Suburban Affairs: Groups and Political Communities Across Sydney. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(3), 437-455. [More Information]

2009

  • 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

  • 't Hart, P., Vromen, A. (2008). A new era for think tanks in public policy? International trends, Australian realities. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 67(2), 135-148. [More Information]
  • Vromen, A. (2008). Building virtual spaces: Young people, participation and the internet. Australian Journal of Political Science, 43(1), 79-97.
  • Vromen, A. (2008). Political change and the internet in Australia: introducing GetUp. In Tapio Häyhtio and Jarmo Rinne (Eds.), Net Working/Networking: Citizen Initiated Internet Politics, (pp. 103-126). Tampere: Tampere University Press.
  • Bell, J., Vromen, A., Collin, P. (2008). Rewriting the rules for youth participation - Inclusion and diversity in government and community decision-making.

2007

  • Vromen, A. (2007). Australian young people's participatory practices and internet use. In Brian Loader (Eds.), Young Citizens in the Digital Age: Political Engagement, Young People and New Media, (pp. 97-113). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Vromen, A. (2007). Australian young peoples participatory practices and internet use. Information, Communication and Society, 10(1), 48-68.
  • Vromen, A. (2007). Judging cyber-optimism: youth-led participation and the internet. In Saha L, Print M and Edwards K (Eds.), Youth and Political Participation, (pp. 131-151). Rotterdam Taipai: Sense Publishers.

2006

  • Smith, R., Vromen, A., Cook, I. (2006). Keywords In Australian Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Vromen, A., Turnbull, N. (2006). The Australian Greens: Challengers to the cartel? In Ian Marsh (Eds.), Political parties in transition?, (pp. 165-180). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Turnbull, N., Vromen, A. (2006). The Australian Greens: party organisation and political processes. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 52(3), 455-470.
  • 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

  • Vromen, A. (2005). Political strategies of the Australian third sector. Third Sector Review, 11(2), 95-115.
  • Vromen, A. (2005). Who are the Australian Greens? Surveying the membership. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

2004

  • Vromen, A. (2004). 'Generationx' Retrieving Net-Based Information: Political Participation In Practice? Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004. Association Historique Internationale de l'Ocan Indien.

2003

  • Vromen, A. (2003). "People try to put us down." Participatory citizenship of 'Generation X'. Australian Journal of Political Science, 38(1), 79-99.
  • Vromen, A. (2003). Community-based activism and change: the cases of Sydney and Toronto. City and Community, 2(1), 47-69.
  • Vromen, A. (2003). Politicizing community: the private sphere and political participation. Contemporary Politics, 9(4), 371-395.
  • Vromen, A. (2003). Traversing time and gender;Australian young people's participation. Journal of Youth Studies, 6(3), 277-294.

2002

  • Vromen, A. (2002). Community activism and change: The cases of Sydney and Toronto. National Social Policy Conference 2001, Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

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