About Dr Anika Gauja
Research interests include: Australian Politics; Political Parties; Parliament and Legislative Studies; Political Participation; Comparative Political Institutions; Public Law.
Anika's research interests broadly centre on the comparative analysis of political institutions in modern representative democracies. Her work to date has looked at the operation of political parties and parliaments, assessing the continuing relevance of these institutions as mechanisms for citizen participation in politics and their ability to represent diverse and conflicting interests. She is particularly interested in how political organisations are changing to meet the demands of modern society through new organisational and participatory practices. She welcomes potential research students interested in (amongst other things) political parties, political organisations, participation, political finance and regulation and comparative institutional politics.
Anika teaches in the areas of Australian politics and government, comparative politics and political parties.