Reflected Light Latrobe Essays

Qualifications

BA (Melbourne), BPhil (Oxford).

Role

Honorary

Membership of professional associations

Chair, Editorial Committee, The Monthly Magazine

Area of study

Australian Studies
International Relations
Politics

Brief profile

Emeritus Professor Robert Manne was educated at the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford. He is a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and Convenor of The Ideas & Society Program at La Trobe University, and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Manne has written or edited twenty books including The Petrov Affair: Politics and Espionage; Left, Right, Left; Political Essays-1977-2005; and most recently, Making Trouble: Essays against the New Australian Complacency and the Quarterly Essay, “Bad News: Murdoch’s Australian and the Shaping of the Nation”. His books and essays have won various awards. Between 1987 and 2004 he was a columnist on public affairs for both the Murdoch Press and Fairfax, and also a regular commentator on ABC Radio. He is a frequent contributor to The Monthly. In 2005 he was voted Australia’s leading public intellectual in a survey conducted by The Sydney Morning Herald.

Research interests

Australian Government and Politics

- Australian political culture

International Relations

- Climate Change

Recent publications

Books:

  • Manne, R, and C.Feik (eds.) 2012, The Words that Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself, Black Inc., Melbourne.
  • Manne, R 2011, Bad News: Murdoch’s Australian and the Shaping of the Nation, Quarterly Essay, no.34.
  • Manne, R 2011, Making Trouble: Essays against the New Australian Complacency, Black Inc. Agenda, Melbourne.
  • Manne, R 2010, Goodbye to All That? On the Failure of Neo-Liberalism and the Urgency of Change, (edited with David McKnight), Black Inc. Agenda, Melbourne.
  • Manne, R 2009, W.E.H. Stanner, The Dreaming and Other Essays, (edited & introduced), Black Inc. Agenda, Melbourne.
  • Manne, R (ed.) 2008, Dear Mr Rudd: Ideas for a Better Australia, Black Inc, Melbourne.
  • Manne, R and Beilharz, P (eds), 2006, Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays, Black Inc., Melbourne.
  • Manne, R 2005, Left Right Left: Political Essays—1977-2005, Black Inc, Melbourne.

Book Chapters:

  • Manne, R 2012, “Dark Victory: How Vested Interests Defeated Climate Science”, in Ramona Koval (ed.), The Best Australian Essays 2012, Black Inc., Melbourne.
  • Manne, R 2011, “Julian Assange: The Cypherpunk Revolutionary” in Ramona Koval (ed.), The Best Australian Essays 2011, Black Inc., Melbourne.
  • Manne, R 2011, “Primo Levi: A Tribute” in Christopher  Cordner, Philosophy, Ethics and a Common Humanity: Essays in Honour of Raimond Gaita, Routledge, London.
  • Manne, R 2010, “Asylum Seekers and Australian Democracy: What Do We Fear?” in Robert Drewe (ed.), The Best Australian Essays 2010, Black Inc., Melbourne.
  • Manne, R 2010, “Is Neo-Liberalism Finished?” in Robert Manne & David McKnight, Goodbye to All That? On the Failure of Neo-Liberalism & the Urgency of Change, Black Inc., Melbourne.
  • Manne, R 2009, “Why We Weren’t Warned”, in Robyn Davidson (ed.), The Best Australian Essays 2009, Black Inc., Melbourne.
  • Manne, R 2009, “On the Political Corruptions of a Moral Universal” in Jeffrey Alexander et al., Remembering The Holocaust, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Manne, R 2008, 'What Went Wrong?', in Peter van Onselen (ed.), The Liberals and Power: The Road Ahead, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, pp 9-32.
  • Manne, R 2008, '26 August - 11 September; From Tampa to 9/11', in Martin Crotty and David Andrew Roberts (eds), Turning Points in Australian History, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp 239-254.
  • Manne, R 2008, 'Sorry Business', in David Marr (ed.), The Best Australian Essays 2008, Black Inc, Melbourne, pp 101-117.
  • Manne, R 2008, 'Pearson's Gamble: Stanner's Dream'', in Tony Jones (ed.), The Best Australian Political Writing, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, pp 75-91.
  • Manne, R 2008, 'Introduction', in R Manne (ed.), Dear Mr Rudd: Ideas for a Better Australia, Black Inc, Melbourne, pp 1-14.
  • Manne, R 2007, 'Pearson's Gamble, Stanner's Dream', in D Modjeska (ed.), The Best Australian Essays 2007, Black Inc, Melbourne, pp 286-304.
  • Manne, R 2006, 'The New Dominion', in P Beilharz and R Manne (eds), Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays, Black Inc, Melbourne.

Research projects

  • The International Politics of Climate Change

Qualifications

BA, PhD (Melbourne), DipSocAnthrop (Oxford).

Role

Honorary

Membership of professional associations

Australian Association of Political Science.

Area of study

Australian Studies
International Relations
Politics

Brief profile

Judy Brett joined La Trobe in 1989 to teaching and research Australian politics and political history. She is committed to engaged political research, bringing the fruits of her enquiry to the general public through books written for a broad general readership and through the media. Currently she. She retired at the end of 2013 and is currently working on a new biography of Alfred Deakin and writes regularly for The Monthly on contemporary politics. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences.

Research interests

Australian Government and Politics

- Australian politics and society

- Political biography

Political Theory and Political Philosophy

- Liberalism

Recent publications

Books

  • Brett, J. (2011) Fair Share: Country and City in Australia, Quarterly Essay No 42, Black Inc Melbourne.
  • Holden, C., Trembath, R. and Brett, J. (2008) Divine Discontent: The Brotherhood of St Laurence - A History, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Brett, J. (2007) Exit Right: The Unravelling of John Howard, Black Inc, Melbourne.
  • Brett, J. (2007) Robert Menzies' Forgotten People (preprint version [PDF 83KB]): any substantial or systematic reproduction, re-distribution, re-selling, loan or sub-licensing, systematic supply or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden.) This is a revised edition with new Introduction, Melbourne University Press. First published 1992, Macmillan, Melbourne. Winner 1993 Ernest Scott prize for best book of Australasian History, the 1993 Victorian Premier's Prize for Australian Studies. Shared the 1993 NSW Premier's prize for non-fiction.
  • Brett, J. and Moran, A. (2006) Ordinary People’s Politics: Australians Talk about Life, Politics and the Future of their Country, Melbourne, Pluto Australia.
  • Brett, J. (2005) Relaxed and Comfortable: The Liberal Party's Australia, Quarterly Essay number 19, Black Inc, Melbourne. Short-listed 2006 Victorian Premier's Alfred Deakin prize for essay influencing public debate.
  • Brett, J. (2003) Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class: From Alfred Deakin to John Howard, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Winner Earnest Scott Prize for Australasian History. Short-listed Queensland Premier's prize for non-fiction. http://www.cambridge.edu.au/australianliberals
  • Brett, J. (2002) Robert Menzies' Forgotten People, Macmillan, Melbourne. This won the 1993 Erenst Scott prize, the 1993 Victorian Premier's Prize for Australian Studies, and shared the 1993 NSW Premier's prize for non-fiction.
  • Brett, J. (ed.) (1997) Political Lives, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.
  • Brett, J., Gillespie, J. and Goot, M. (eds) (1994) Developments in Australian Politics, Macmillan Education Australia.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Brett, J. (2012) ‘Alfred Deakin’s Childhood: Books, a Boy and his Mother’, in Australian Historical Studies, 43/1, pp. 61-77.
  • Brett, J. and Moran, A. (2011) ‘Cosmopolitan Nationalism: Ordinary People making sense of diversity’. Nations and Nationalism, 17/1, pp. 188-206.
  • Brett, J. (2009) 'Graham Little's Theory of Political Leadership', International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies 6(2): 103-110.
  • Sawyer, A., Green, D., Moran, A. and Brett, J. (2009) ‘Should the nurse change the light globe? Human service professionals managing risk on the frontline’, Journal of Sociology 45(4): 361-382.
  • Brett, J. (2007) ‘The Country, the City and the State in the Australian Settlement’, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol.42, No.1: 1-17. (Preprint version [PDF 98KB]): any substantial or systematic reproduction, re-distribution, re-selling, loan or sub-licensing, systematic supply or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden.)
  • Brett, J. (2002) 'Class, Party and the Foundations of the Australian Party System: A Revisionist Interpretation', Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol.37, No.1: 39-56.
  • Brett, J. (2002) 'Meetings, Parliament and Civil Society', Senate Occasional Lecture, Papers on Parliament, No.38, March, pp.43-160.
  • Brett, J. (2001) 'Retrieving the Partisan History of Australian Citizenship', Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol.36, No.3: 423-437. (Henry Mayer Prize for best article in AJPS.)

Book Chapters

  • Brett, J. (2013) ‘The Menzies Era’ in S. Macintyre and A.Bashford (eds) The Cambridge Companion to Australian History, 2013.
  • Brett, J. (2013) ‘Prime Ministers and their parties in Australia’ in Paul Strangio, Paul t’Haart and  James Walter and (eds) Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives, Oxford University Press, pp. 172-192.
  • Brett, J. (2011) ‘Apologizing to the Stolen Generation’ in K.Holmes and S. Ward (eds) Exhuming Passions: The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, pp. 71-90.
  • Brett, J. (2009) 'The Inter-war Foundations of Australian Political Science', in R.A.W. Rhodes The Australian Study of Politics', Palgrave Macmillan, UK.
  • Brett, J. (2009) 'The fortunes of my own little band': The Dilemma of Deakin and the Liberal Protectionists', in P. Strangio and N. Dyrenfurth (eds) Confusion: The Making of the Australian Two-Party System, Melbourne University Press, pp.23-44.
  • Brett, J. (2007) 'Introduction to New Edition', in J. Brett Robert Menzies' Forgotten People, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp.1-16.
  • Brett, J. (2007) 'The Turning Tide', in D. Modjeska (ed.) The Best Australian Essays 2007, Black Inc, Melbourne, pp.321-328.
  • Brett, J. (2007) ‘Political Culture’, in Brian Galligan and Winsome Roberts (eds) Oxford Companion to Australian Politics, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • Brett, J. (2006) 'The Liberal Party', in Andrew Parkin, Government, Politics, Power and Policy in Australia, Pearson Education Australia, pp.206-225.
  • Brett, J. (2006) ‘Pride’, in Peter Beilharz and Robert Manne (eds) Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays, Black Inc, Melbourne, pp.225-241.
  • Brett, J. (2006) ‘The Chook in the Australian Unconscious’, in Peter Beilharz and Robert Manne (eds) Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays, Black Inc, Melbourne, 327-332.
  • Brett, J. (2004) 'The New Liberalism', in Robert Manne (ed.) The Howard Years, Black inc Press, Melbourne, pp.74-93.
  • Brett, J. (2003) ‘The Tasks of Political Biography’, in Joy Damousi and Robert Reynolds (eds) History on the Couch: Essays in History and Psychoanalysis, Melbourne University Press. Republication of revised version of an essay first published in Judith Brett (ed.) Political Lives, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1997.
  • Brett, J. (2000) 'Competition and Collegiality', in Tony Coady (ed.) Why Universities Matter, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp.144-55.
  • Brett, J. (2000) 'Stanley Melbourne Bruce', in Michelle Grattan (ed.) Australian Prime Ministers, New Holland Press, Sydney, pp.126-138.

Non-refereed Articles

  • Brett, J. (2007) 'Political Culture', in Brian Galligan and Winsome Roberts (eds) Oxford Companion to Australian Politics, Melbourne.
  • Brett, J. (2007) 'Howard Undone', The Monthly, Dec-Jan, No.30.
  • Brett, J. (2007) 'Why Howard will lose', The Age, special Election Feature, 31 October, pp.12-13.
  • Brett, J. (2007) 'It's Bennelong Time', The Monthly, September, No.27: 20-26.
  • Brett, J. (2007) 'Comment: Adversarial politics', The Monthly, July, No.25: 10-13.
  • Brett, J. (2007) '1949 and all that', The Monthly, May, No.23: 10-13.
  • Brett, J. (2007) 'The turning tide', The Monthly, March, No.21.
  • Brett, J. (2007) ‘Life in the Suburbs and the inner city’. Sydney Papers, Sydney Institute.
  • Brett, J. (2006) ‘Truly, deeply ordinary’, Age Insight, 16 September. Also in SMH of same date.
  • Brett, J. (2006) 'The contours of the everyday', The Monthly, September, No.16: 50-54.
  • Brett, J. (2005) 'Response to Correspondence on Quarterly Essay', No.19, Quarterly Essay No.20, pp.90-93.
  • Brett, J. (2002) 'Meetings, Parliament and Civil Society', Senate Occasional Lecture, Papers on Parliament, No.38, March, pp.43-160.
  • Brett, J. (1998) ‘Paul Keating’, ‘The Petrov Affair’  in  Graeme Davison, John Hirst and Stuart Macintyre (eds),  Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp.361-2; 502-3.

Research projects

  • Biography of Alfred Deakin.

Research Grants

  • 2011-2013 - CI on ARC Linkage Grant Unlocking Australia’s Chinese Archive: The political organisation and social experience of the Chinese Australian community 1901-1939.
  • 2010-2012 - CI on ARC Discovery Grant, The Enigmatic Mr Deakin.
  • 2006-2008 - CI ARC Linkage Grant. ‘Managing Risk in community services: A preliminary study of the impact of risk management on Victorian services and clients.
  • 2004-2005 - CI ARC Linkage Grant. The History of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
  • 2002-2004 - CI ARC Discovery. Understanding a Changing Australia: Ordinary People’s Politics.
  • 2001 and 2004 - CI ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Grant. Argus on Line.

Graduate Supervision

As I have retired I am no longer accepting new graduate students.

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