Dr Paul Fawcett

B.A. (First Class Honours), M.A., PhD, Birmingham
Senior Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7403

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Biographical details

Paul joined the Department of Government and International Relations in January 2009. He was previously a member of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and a Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. His main research interests are in the areas of public policy, political sociology and comparative politics. Most of his research is concerned with critically assessing the argument that we are witnessing a shift from government to governance in which networked and decentred approaches to public policymaking are replacing more hierarchical modes of governing. He has a theoretical interest in these arguments but he has also sought to examine how they can be applied to study changes in the core executive, processes of political participation, policy transfer and the branding of public policy. He is currently in the process of completing a research monograph on The Core Executive under Blair (Palgrave), which draws on these themes. Paul is a member of the Public Policy Research Cluster and a member of the Australian Political Studies Association, the Political Studies Association (UK), the The Executive Politics and Governance Specialist Group, Political Studies Association (UK) and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Research interests

  • Network governance theory
  • State theory
  • Metagovernance
  • Core executive studies
  • Policy transfer
  • Political participation and citizen engagement
  • Political sociology
  • Australian and British politics

Teaching and supervision

Research Students
  • George Carayannopoulos, 'Network Governance and Crisis Management', started July 2011
Current Courses
  • GOVT6331 - Public Management and Governance
  • GOVT6319 - Governance and Public Policy making
Past Courses
  • GOVT2557 - Public Sector Management

Awards and honours

  • May 2009 to December 2009 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Support Scheme, ‘Network Governance: The 2020 Summit’.
  • December 2007 to July 2008 Endeavour Research Fellowship, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2012

  • Comparing Subnational Core Executives: The Australian Perspective; Fawcett P; Public Administration Research Trust Fund/Research Support.
  • 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).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Marsh, D., Fawcett, P. (2012). Branding public policy. In Jennifer Lees-Marshment (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Political Marketing, (pp. 329-341). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Fawcett, P. (2012). Premiers and Cabinets. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 72-84). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Marsh, D., Lewis, C., Fawcett, P. (2010). Citizen-centred policy making under Rudd: network governance in the shadow of hierarchy? In Chris Aulich and Mark Evans (Eds.), The Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010, (pp. 143-160). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Fawcett, P., Gay, O. (2010). The United Kingdom. In Chris Eichbaum and Richard Shaw (Eds.), Partisan Appointees and Public Servants: An International Analysis of the Role of the Political Adviser, (pp. 24-63). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Fawcett, P., Rhodes, R. (2007). Central Government. In Anthony Seldon (Eds.), Blair's Britain 1997-2007, (pp. 79-103). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Journals

  • Fawcett, P., Daugbjerg, C. (2012). Explaining Governance Outcomes: Epistemology, Network Governance and the Policy Network Analysis School. Political Studies Review, 10(2), 195-207. [More Information]
  • Fawcett, P., Marsh, D. (2012). Policy Transfer and Policy Success: The Case of the Gateway Review Process (2001-10). Government and Opposition: an international journal of comparative politics, 47(2), 162-185. [More Information]
  • Marsh, D., Fawcett, P. (2011). Branding and Franchising a Public Policy: The Case of the Gateway Review Process 2001-2010. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 70(3), 246-258. [More Information]
  • Marsh, D., Fawcett, P. (2011). Branding, Politics and Democracy. Policy Studies, 32(5), 515-530. [More Information]
  • Fawcett, P., Manwaring, R., Marsh, D. (2011). Network Governance and the 2020 Summit. Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(4), 651-667. [More Information]
  • Akhtar, P., Fawcett, P., Legrand, T., Marsh, D., Taylor, C. (2005). Women in the political science profession. European Political Science, 4, 242-255.

Conferences

  • Fawcett, P. (2011). The Core Executive in NSW, 1995-2011. 2011 Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference (APSA 2011), Canberra, Australia: The Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Marsh, D., Fawcett, P. (2010). Branding, Politics And Democracy. Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2010 APSA 2010, online: Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Daugbjerg, C., Fawcett, P. (2010). Governance Theory And The Question Of Power: Lesson Drawing From The Governance Network And Policy Network Analysis Schools. Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2010 APSA 2010, online: Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Fawcett, P. (2010). Metagovernance and the Treasury's evolving role within the British Core Executive, 1997-2007. 60th Political Studies Association Annual Conference PSA 2010, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Political Studies Association PSA UK.
  • Fawcett, P., Marsh, D. (2009). Network Governance and the 2020 Summit. Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009, Sydney, NSW: Macquarie University.

Report

  • Fawcett, P., Gay, O. (2005). The Centre of Government: No. 10, the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury.

2012

  • Marsh, D., Fawcett, P. (2012). Branding public policy. In Jennifer Lees-Marshment (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Political Marketing, (pp. 329-341). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Fawcett, P., Daugbjerg, C. (2012). Explaining Governance Outcomes: Epistemology, Network Governance and the Policy Network Analysis School. Political Studies Review, 10(2), 195-207. [More Information]
  • Fawcett, P., Marsh, D. (2012). Policy Transfer and Policy Success: The Case of the Gateway Review Process (2001-10). Government and Opposition: an international journal of comparative politics, 47(2), 162-185. [More Information]
  • Fawcett, P. (2012). Premiers and Cabinets. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 72-84). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.

2011

  • Marsh, D., Fawcett, P. (2011). Branding and Franchising a Public Policy: The Case of the Gateway Review Process 2001-2010. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 70(3), 246-258. [More Information]
  • Marsh, D., Fawcett, P. (2011). Branding, Politics and Democracy. Policy Studies, 32(5), 515-530. [More Information]
  • Fawcett, P., Manwaring, R., Marsh, D. (2011). Network Governance and the 2020 Summit. Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(4), 651-667. [More Information]
  • Fawcett, P. (2011). The Core Executive in NSW, 1995-2011. 2011 Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference (APSA 2011), Canberra, Australia: The Australian Political Studies Association.

2010

  • Marsh, D., Fawcett, P. (2010). Branding, Politics And Democracy. Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2010 APSA 2010, online: Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Marsh, D., Lewis, C., Fawcett, P. (2010). Citizen-centred policy making under Rudd: network governance in the shadow of hierarchy? In Chris Aulich and Mark Evans (Eds.), The Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010, (pp. 143-160). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Daugbjerg, C., Fawcett, P. (2010). Governance Theory And The Question Of Power: Lesson Drawing From The Governance Network And Policy Network Analysis Schools. Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2010 APSA 2010, online: Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Fawcett, P. (2010). Metagovernance and the Treasury's evolving role within the British Core Executive, 1997-2007. 60th Political Studies Association Annual Conference PSA 2010, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Political Studies Association PSA UK.
  • Fawcett, P., Gay, O. (2010). The United Kingdom. In Chris Eichbaum and Richard Shaw (Eds.), Partisan Appointees and Public Servants: An International Analysis of the Role of the Political Adviser, (pp. 24-63). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2009

  • Fawcett, P., Marsh, D. (2009). Network Governance and the 2020 Summit. Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009, Sydney, NSW: Macquarie University.

2007

  • Fawcett, P., Rhodes, R. (2007). Central Government. In Anthony Seldon (Eds.), Blair's Britain 1997-2007, (pp. 79-103). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

2005

  • Fawcett, P., Gay, O. (2005). The Centre of Government: No. 10, the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury.
  • Akhtar, P., Fawcett, P., Legrand, T., Marsh, D., Taylor, C. (2005). Women in the political science profession. European Political Science, 4, 242-255.

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