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 has published in political science and law journals, both within Australia and internationally, including the Australian Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Legislative Studies, Party Politics and the Public Law Review. Anika is currently a British Academy Visiting Scholar in the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield (January - April 2012) where she is undertaking a research project on party legitimacy and the dynamics of organisational change.
Anika teaches in the areas of Australian politics and government, comparative politics and political parties.