Dr. Ian Cook

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Dr Ian Cook came to Murdoch from Queensland University in 1992. The first of his teaching and research interests concerned political theories and theorising as an intellectual and social practice (from classical through modern to post-modern thought). While these continue to be important to him, he is also interested in Australian liberal thought; the effects on politics of the development and proliferation of the Internet, conceptions of leadership and power, and masculinity and its effects on thinking about and practising politics. Ian is co-ordinator of the Honours Programme for Politics and International Studies.

Units Taught
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Modern Theories of the State
  • Politics and the Internet
Research Interests

Australian liberal thought; political theorising as an intellectual and social practice; post-modern theory; masculinity, power and politics; information technology and politics.

Selected Recent Publications
  • Contemporary Politics in Australia, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2011. (with Rodney Smith and Ariadne Vromen)
  • Government and Democracy in Australia, Second Edition, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2009.(with Mary Walsh and Jeffrey Harwood)
  • ‘Internet Gaming Addiction and Bodies without Organs’ in David Savat and Mark Poster (eds) Deleuze and Information Technologies, Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
  • Keywords in Australian Politics. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.2006.(with Rodney Smith and Ariadne Vromen)
  • Government and Democracy in Australia: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • ‘Rethinking Silicon Valley: New Perspectives on Regional Development’, Prometheus 19(4) 2001
  • ‘Responding to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation’ Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association.
  • Liberalism in Australia, Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 1999.
  • Reading Mill: Studies in Political Theory. London: Macmillan. 1998.
  • 'Three Perspectives on the Missing State in Marxism', (with Zetlin, D. and M. Leet.) in The Points of Change: Marxism/Australia/History/Theory Carole Ferrier and Rebecca Phelan (eds.). 1998.