Professor Mark Considine
Mark Considine is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of Political Science. His research areas include governance studies, comparative social policy, employment services, public sector reform, local development, and organisational sociology. Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.
Mark's most recent books are:
- Considine, M., Lewis, J.M, O'Sullivan, S, and Sol, E., (2015) Getting Welfare to Work: Street-level Governance in Australia, the UK and the Netherlands. Oxford University Press
- Afzal, Kamran Ali and Considine, Mark, (2015) Democratic Accountability and International Human Development: Regimes, Institutions and Resources. Routledge
Professor Leslie Holmes
Leslie Holmes has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne since 1988, and was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus in 2014. He was President of the International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) 2000-2005, President of the Australasian Political Studies Association 1991-2, and President of the Australasian Association for Communist and Post-Communist Studies 2005-7. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 1995, and regularly teaches advanced (Masters') courses on corruption at the University of Bologna, the Graduate School of Social Research in Warsaw, and the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna.
Leslie has published eight single-authored books, including Corruption: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2015), and has edited or co-edited a further seven. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. Professor Holmes’ principal research areas are Europe and Asia, with particular reference to corruption, organised crime and human trafficking. In this context, he has been a consultant to the World Bank, Transparency International, the UNODC, the OECD, and the Swiss Government.
Dr Rachael Diprose
Rachael Diprose is a Lecturer of International Development at The University of Melbourne and she also teaches in executive education programs with the Melbourne School of Government. Her research focuses on the political economy and sociology of conflict, state-building and development. She also focusses on contention in development policy formulation and implementation, and various aspects of governance, particuarly multi-level governance, decentralisation, resource and land governance. Formerly of the University of Oxford, Department of International Development, Rachael has a long history of working together with senior policy makers, academics, development practitioners, and civil society organisations in a number of countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. She remains an advisor on several DFAT-funded programs in Indonesia and her co-authored book on Contesting Development with Yale University Press was awarded the 2012 American Sociological Association Award for 'best new work in development'.
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