Andrew C. Banfield

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Andrew C. Banfield is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University.

Education[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Banfield completed his Masters degree at McMaster University before completing his doctorate at the University of Calgary.[1]

Career[edit | hide | edit source]

Banfield has lectured in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary, been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne (2007), and a Graduate Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Policy Research at the University of Calgary (2005-2007).

Banfield joined the Australian National University's School of Politics and International Relations in 2011. He was promoted to Deputy Head of School in 2013 and Head of School in 2014.[2][3]

As of 2016, Banfield lectures in such courses as 'Introduction to Politics',[4] 'Research and Writing in Political Science',[5] and 'Comparative Judicial Politics'.[6]

Banfield also supervises Honours and PhD students in the areas of Australian politics, comparative politics, politics of rights, comparative federalism, and public policy.[7]

Media[edit | hide | edit source]

The ANU's School of Politics and International Relations has consistently been ranked as the foremost school of politics in Australia, and is currently ranked number 7th in the world.[8] Banfield's position as Head of School gives him a prominent platform from which to offer frequent media comment.[9][10][11][12][13]

Published Works[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Banfield, A 2015, 'Canada', in Brian Galligan, Scott Brenton (ed.), Constitutional conventions in Westminster systems: Controversies, Changes and Challenges, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 189-203.
  • Kerby, M & Banfield, A 2014, 'The determinants of voluntary judicial resignation in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand', Commonwealth & Comparative Politics (&print 1466-2043), vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 335-357.
  • Banfield, A & Flynn, G 2013, 'Activism or Democracy? Judicial Review of Prerogative Powers and Executive Action', Parliamentary Affairs, vol. July, no. 2013, pp. 1-19.
  • Banfield, A & Sayers, A 2013, 'The evolution of federalism and executive power in Canada and Australia', in Arthur Benz and Jorg Broschek (ed.), Federal Dynamics Continuity, Change, and the Varieties of Federalism, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 185-208.
  • Banfield, A & Knopff, R 2009, 'Legislative Versus Judicial Checks and Balances: Comparing Rights Policies Across Regimes', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 13-27.
  • Knopff, R & Banfield, A 2009, '"It's the Charter, Stupid!": The Charter and the Courts in Federal Partisan Politics', Supreme Court law review, vol. 2nd series 45, pp. 37-57.
  • Banfield, A 2006, 'The Watchdog for the People: Senate Lessons from Down Under', Dialogues, Summer 2006, pp. 7-8.

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