Shaun Wilson

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.

Working Lives: Statistics and stories

This is the second report of key research findings arising from the Australia at Work research project. This research is a large scale longitudinal study that tracks the experiences of working Australians over five years.

The politics of market encroachment: policymaker rationales and voter responses

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.
Journal article

Labor's bad year

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 are...

Australia at Work: In a changing world

The Australian labour market is experiencing a period of substantial change, within both the economic and industrial relations environments. This third annual Australia at Work report provides a first look at how these changes are impacting on working life.

Election 2007: Did the union campaign succeed?

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...