Shaun Wilson

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Shaun Wilson is Senior Lecturer in the Department from July 2013.
His research projects lie at the intersection of political sociology, work and welfare, fiscal sociology, and political economy.

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18 Apr 2015

Chapter 1 of the book, Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy , edited by Gabrielle Meagher and Susan Goodwin, and published by Sydney University Press.

In Australia in recent decades, market ideas and practices have come to dominate public policy. One...

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25 Mar 2011

Sometimes voters are dragged out to adjudicate on a political mess with no clear winner the result. This is the essential story of the 2010 federal election.

An extremely close election can mean many things, of which there are two leading explanations: that voters...


27 Nov 2009

During the global financial crisis workers who stayed in their jobs did not reduce their working hours, despite widespread government and commentator claims that cuts in hours had helped stem job losses during the downturn.

The Australian labour market is experiencing a period of...


5 Mar 2008

The 2007 election was only the sixth bringing a change of government since World War Two. It was also only the second time in Australian history that a prime minister lost his own seat. Interestingly, on both occasions the incumbent government was challenging the pillars...


9 May 2007

Sydney's commuters were said to be furious with failures on public transport. Voters in the Hunter were said to be furious with scandals involving local politicians. Economic growth in the state has stalled. So why was Labor re-elected in New South Wales? Was Morris Iemma...

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