Associate Professor Gaby Ramia

BCom, MCom W'gong, Grad. Cert. Ed. Stud. (Higher Ed.), PhD UNSW

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 5236

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Biographical details

Gaby Ramia joined the Department of Government and International Relations in 2016, having previously held positions in the university’s Graduate School of Government, and prior to that at Monash University where he was Director of the graduate program in Public Policy and Management.

His research revolves around public policy, public governance and regulation, particularly in relation to human welfare. Gaby is currently leading an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project on governance networks, social networks and the employability and wellbeing of the long-term unemployed. He has also conducted ARC funded research with collaborators on social security in China, and international education and the welfare of international students. Gaby has other, ongoing research interests in comparative social policy, in particular dealing with work, welfare and social protection.

Gaby has taught in a wide range of policy-related areas, including international public policy, public policy, and public administration.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Trust and control in public sector contracting with the NFP sector: The case of out-of-home-care. Jennifer MASON
The four phases of institutional change in Australian industrial relations, 1983-2013 Kurt WALPOLE

Selected publications

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Books

  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E. (2013). Regulating International Students Wellbeing. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2002). From Rights to Management: Contract, New Public Management and Employment Services. Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (Kluwer Law International).

Edited Books

  • Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K., Irving, Z. (2013). Social Policy Review 25. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Kilkey, M., Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K. (2012). Social Policy Review 24. Bristol: The Policy Press.
  • Holden, C., Kilkey, M., Ramia, G. (2011). Social Policy Review 23. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Carney, T., Yeatman,, A., Ramia, G. (2001). Contractualism and Citizenship. Australia: Federation Press.

Book Chapters

  • Ramia, G. (2015). The Regulation of International Higher Education. In Sally Varnham, Patty Kamvounias, Joan Squelch (Eds.), Higher Education and the Law, (pp. 53-63). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Ramia, G. (2013). Contemporary debates and developments in the UK. In Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, Zoe Irving (Eds.), Social Policy Review 25, (pp. 1-2). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G. (2013). Introduction. In Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, Zoe Irving (Eds.), Social Policy Review 25, (pp. xi-xii). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G. (2006). Administering Global Welfare: Public Management, Governance and the New Role of INGOs. In P. Henman and M. Fenger (Eds.), Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance, (pp. 185-211). Bristol UK: Policy Press.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G., Chapman, A. (2006). Which Law is Laggard? Regulation and the Gaps Between Labour Law and Social Security Law. In C. Arup, P. Gahan, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, R. Mithchell & A. O'Donnell (Eds.), Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation - Essays on the Construction, Constitution and Regulation of Labour Markets and Work Relationships, (pp. 383-409). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2001). Knitting the Social Safety Net: Reassessing the ROle of Federation in Shaping SOcial Protection, 1901-1914. In Mark Hearn & Greg Patmore (Eds.), Working the Nation: Working Life and Federation, 1890-1914, (pp. 136-158). Annandale, NSW: Pluto Press.

Journals

  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E. (2013). The Regulation of International Student Welfare in Australia. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 71, 106-129.
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Forbes-Mewett, H., Nyland, C., Ramia, G. (2012). International student security and English language proficiency. Journal of Studies in International Education, 16(5), 434-454. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E., Nyland, C. (2011). International Business and Cross-Border Education: A Case of the Janus Face of Globalisation? Global Business and Economics Review, 13(2), 105-125. [More Information]
  • Kong, E., Ramia, G. (2010). A Qualitative Analysis of Intellectual Capital in Social Service Non-Profit Organisations: A Theory-Practice Divide. Journal of Management and Organization, 16(5), 656-676. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2010). The Rudd Government's Employment Services Agenda: Is it Post-NPM and Why is that Important? Australian Journal of Public Administration, 69(3), 263-273. [More Information]
  • Carney, T., 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, 2(1), 29-40.
  • Forbes-Mewett, H., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Sawir, E. (2009). Australian University International Student Finances. Higher Education Policy, 22(2), 141-161. [More Information]
  • Nyland, C., Forbes-Mewett, H., Marginson, S., Ramia, G., Sawir, E., Smith, S. (2009). International Student-Workers in Australia: A New Vulnerable Workforce. Journal of Education and Work, 22(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Ong, D., Ramia, G. (2009). Study-Work-Life Balance and the Welfare of International Students. Labour and Industry, 20(2), 181-206.
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., 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, 29(1), 45-59. [More Information]
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Rawlings-Sanaei, F. (2009). The Social and Economic Security of International Students: A New Zealand Study. Higher Education Policy, 22(4), 461-482. [More Information]
  • Davies, G., Ramia, G. (2008). Governance Reform Towards "Serving Migrant Workers": The Local Implementation of Central Government Regulations. The China Quarterly, (193), 140-149. [More Information]
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Deumert, A., Nyland, C., Ramia, G. (2008). Loneliness and International Students: An Australian Study. Journal of Studies in International Education, 12(2), 148-180. [More Information]
  • Lambell, R., Ramia, G., Nyland, C., Michelotti, M. (2008). NGOs and International Business Research: Progress, Prospects and Problems. International Journal of Management Reviews, 10(1), 75-92. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Davies, G., Nyland, C. (2008). The compliance challenge: Implications for social security in the People's Republic of China. International Social Security Review, 61(1), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G., Chapman, A. (2007). Comparativism, the labour-social policy nexus and intra-national analysis: a case study. Policy and Politics, 35(2), 233-250.
  • Ramia, G., 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, 41(1), 49-68.
  • Deumert, A., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Sawir, E. (2005). Global migration and social protection rights: The social and economic security of cross-border students in Australia. Global Social Policy: an interdisciplinary journal of public policy and social development, 5(3), 329-352. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Chapman, A., 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. The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 21(2), 249-279.
  • Ramia, G. (2005). Industrial Relations in the Context of Workfare: Comparing Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 30(3), 65-78.
  • Ramia, G. (2003). Global Social Policy, INGOs and the Importance of Strategic Management: an emerging research agenda. Global Social Policy: an interdisciplinary journal of public policy and social development, 3(1), 79-101.
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G., Lansbury, R. (2003). Interests, institutions and industrial relations. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 41(4), 617-637.
  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2003). New public management, the job network and non-profit strategy. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 6(2), 253-275.
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2002). Globalisation, Institutions and Interests: Comparing Recent Changes in Industrial Relations Policy in Australia and New Zealand. Policy and Society, 21(1), 74-95.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2002). Mutality, Mead & McClure: More 'Big M's' for the Unemployed? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 37(3), 277-300.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2001). Contactualism and Citizenship: Rivals or bedfellows? Law in Context, 18, 8-33.
  • Carney, T., Yeatman,, A., Ramia, G. (2001). Introduction. Law in Context, 18, 1-7.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (1999). From Citizenship to Contractualism: The Transition from Unemployment Benefits to Employment Services in Australia. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 6(3), 117-139.

Conferences

  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2009). The Rudd Government's Employment Services Agenda: Is it Post-NPM and Why is that Important? Global Financial Crisis: Policy, Partnerships and Practice Conference 2009, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Lansbury, R., Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2002). Integrating Interests and Institutions: the case of Industrial Relations Reform in Australia and New Zealand. British Journal of Industrial Relations Conference, United Kingdom: Brtish Journal of Industrial Relations.
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2001). Comparativism and globalisation: An integrated framework for comparing Australian and New Zealand industrial relations. The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

Report

  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2009). Emerging Patterns of Social Protection in Australia.

2015

  • Ramia, G. (2015). The Regulation of International Higher Education. In Sally Varnham, Patty Kamvounias, Joan Squelch (Eds.), Higher Education and the Law, (pp. 53-63). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.

2013

  • Ramia, G. (2013). Contemporary debates and developments in the UK. In Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, Zoe Irving (Eds.), Social Policy Review 25, (pp. 1-2). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G. (2013). Introduction. In Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, Zoe Irving (Eds.), Social Policy Review 25, (pp. xi-xii). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E. (2013). Regulating International Students Wellbeing. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K., Irving, Z. (2013). Social Policy Review 25. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E. (2013). The Regulation of International Student Welfare in Australia. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 71, 106-129.

2012

  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Forbes-Mewett, H., Nyland, C., Ramia, G. (2012). International student security and English language proficiency. Journal of Studies in International Education, 16(5), 434-454. [More Information]
  • Kilkey, M., Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K. (2012). Social Policy Review 24. Bristol: The Policy Press.

2011

  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E., Nyland, C. (2011). International Business and Cross-Border Education: A Case of the Janus Face of Globalisation? Global Business and Economics Review, 13(2), 105-125. [More Information]
  • Holden, C., Kilkey, M., Ramia, G. (2011). Social Policy Review 23. Bristol: Policy Press.

2010

  • Kong, E., Ramia, G. (2010). A Qualitative Analysis of Intellectual Capital in Social Service Non-Profit Organisations: A Theory-Practice Divide. Journal of Management and Organization, 16(5), 656-676. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2010). The Rudd Government's Employment Services Agenda: Is it Post-NPM and Why is that Important? Australian Journal of Public Administration, 69(3), 263-273. [More Information]
  • Carney, T., 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, 2(1), 29-40.

2009

  • Forbes-Mewett, H., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Sawir, E. (2009). Australian University International Student Finances. Higher Education Policy, 22(2), 141-161. [More Information]
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2009). Emerging Patterns of Social Protection in Australia.
  • Nyland, C., Forbes-Mewett, H., Marginson, S., Ramia, G., Sawir, E., Smith, S. (2009). International Student-Workers in Australia: A New Vulnerable Workforce. Journal of Education and Work, 22(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Ong, D., Ramia, G. (2009). Study-Work-Life Balance and the Welfare of International Students. Labour and Industry, 20(2), 181-206.
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., 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, 29(1), 45-59. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2009). The Rudd Government's Employment Services Agenda: Is it Post-NPM and Why is that Important? Global Financial Crisis: Policy, Partnerships and Practice Conference 2009, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Rawlings-Sanaei, F. (2009). The Social and Economic Security of International Students: A New Zealand Study. Higher Education Policy, 22(4), 461-482. [More Information]

2008

  • Davies, G., Ramia, G. (2008). Governance Reform Towards "Serving Migrant Workers": The Local Implementation of Central Government Regulations. The China Quarterly, (193), 140-149. [More Information]
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Deumert, A., Nyland, C., Ramia, G. (2008). Loneliness and International Students: An Australian Study. Journal of Studies in International Education, 12(2), 148-180. [More Information]
  • Lambell, R., Ramia, G., Nyland, C., Michelotti, M. (2008). NGOs and International Business Research: Progress, Prospects and Problems. International Journal of Management Reviews, 10(1), 75-92. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Davies, G., Nyland, C. (2008). The compliance challenge: Implications for social security in the People's Republic of China. International Social Security Review, 61(1), 1-19. [More Information]

2007

  • Carney, T., Ramia, G., Chapman, A. (2007). Comparativism, the labour-social policy nexus and intra-national analysis: a case study. Policy and Politics, 35(2), 233-250.

2006

  • Ramia, G. (2006). Administering Global Welfare: Public Management, Governance and the New Role of INGOs. In P. Henman and M. Fenger (Eds.), Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance, (pp. 185-211). Bristol UK: Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G., 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, 41(1), 49-68.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G., Chapman, A. (2006). Which Law is Laggard? Regulation and the Gaps Between Labour Law and Social Security Law. In C. Arup, P. Gahan, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, R. Mithchell & A. O'Donnell (Eds.), Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation - Essays on the Construction, Constitution and Regulation of Labour Markets and Work Relationships, (pp. 383-409). Sydney: Federation Press.

2005

  • Deumert, A., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Sawir, E. (2005). Global migration and social protection rights: The social and economic security of cross-border students in Australia. Global Social Policy: an interdisciplinary journal of public policy and social development, 5(3), 329-352. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Chapman, A., 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. The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 21(2), 249-279.
  • Ramia, G. (2005). Industrial Relations in the Context of Workfare: Comparing Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 30(3), 65-78.

2003

  • Ramia, G. (2003). Global Social Policy, INGOs and the Importance of Strategic Management: an emerging research agenda. Global Social Policy: an interdisciplinary journal of public policy and social development, 3(1), 79-101.
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G., Lansbury, R. (2003). Interests, institutions and industrial relations. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 41(4), 617-637.
  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2003). New public management, the job network and non-profit strategy. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 6(2), 253-275.

2002

  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2002). From Rights to Management: Contract, New Public Management and Employment Services. Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (Kluwer Law International).
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2002). Globalisation, Institutions and Interests: Comparing Recent Changes in Industrial Relations Policy in Australia and New Zealand. Policy and Society, 21(1), 74-95.
  • Lansbury, R., Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2002). Integrating Interests and Institutions: the case of Industrial Relations Reform in Australia and New Zealand. British Journal of Industrial Relations Conference, United Kingdom: Brtish Journal of Industrial Relations.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2002). Mutality, Mead & McClure: More 'Big M's' for the Unemployed? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 37(3), 277-300.

2001

  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2001). Comparativism and globalisation: An integrated framework for comparing Australian and New Zealand industrial relations. The 15th AIRAANZ Conference, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2001). Contactualism and Citizenship: Rivals or bedfellows? Law in Context, 18, 8-33.
  • Carney, T., Yeatman,, A., Ramia, G. (2001). Contractualism and Citizenship. Australia: Federation Press.
  • Carney, T., Yeatman,, A., Ramia, G. (2001). Introduction. Law in Context, 18, 1-7.
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2001). Knitting the Social Safety Net: Reassessing the ROle of Federation in Shaping SOcial Protection, 1901-1914. In Mark Hearn & Greg Patmore (Eds.), Working the Nation: Working Life and Federation, 1890-1914, (pp. 136-158). Annandale, NSW: Pluto Press.

1999

  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (1999). From Citizenship to Contractualism: The Transition from Unemployment Benefits to Employment Services in Australia. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 6(3), 117-139.

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