• Publications
  • Influence
The hidden theology of Adam Smith
This paper contests late readings of Adam Smith's ‘invisible hand’ as an essentially secular device. It is argued that Smith's social and economic philosophy is inherently theological and that hisExpand
Compulsory Voting in Australia: A Basis for a ‘Best Practice’ Regime
Compulsory voting can effectively prevent declining voting rate in established democracies experiencing a voter turnout problem by enhancing representativeness, legitimacy and political equality.Expand
An Intellectual History of Political Corruption
Few concepts have witnessed a more dramatic resurgence of interest in recent year than corruption. It is, however, a concept that dates back to antiquity with this recent popularity representing theExpand
On the Reasonableness of Compelling Citizens to ‘Vote’: The Australian Case
The legitimacy of compelling citizens to vote is rarely explored beyond claims about partisan benefit or infractions of liberty and democratic freedom of choice. Using the Australian model as aExpand
Young people and intentional informal voting in Australia
ABSTRACT Compared to most other advanced democracies, Australia experiences fairly high levels of both intentional and unintentional informal (or invalid) voting. Using survey data obtainedExpand
The Politics of Human Rights in Australia
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1. Human rights 2. Protecting human rights 3. A bill of rights? 4. Electoral rights in Australia 5. The rights of indigenous Australians 6. Gender andExpand
Low Voter Turnout in the United States
America’s turnout problem is among the worst of any of the established democracies. Even a reform as sweeping as the NVRA (Motor Voter Act) has failed to remedy it. Adopting an empirically informedExpand
Compulsory Voting: Residual Problems and Potential Solutions
The state-enforced compulsion to vote can be defended as a reasonable imposition on individual autonomy. This article moves on from this position to examine a number of residual problems withExpand
From Republicanism to Liberalism: Corruption and Empire in Enlightenment Political Thought
Debates about the relationship between empire and corruption were prominent in eighteenth century British political thought. Some of these debates were framed within classical Republican or CivicExpand
The Passionate Society: The Social, Political and Moral Thought of Adam Ferguson
Legend. Acknowledgements. Dedication.- Introduction: The Passionate Society.- Reading Ferguson.- Ferguson's Theology/ Ontology.- Method and Historiography.- Ferguson's Faculty and Moral Psychology.-Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...