David Carter

Dr, Research Lead - Canberra Business School

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I am the Research Lead in the Canberra Business School in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law. 

My research examines the politics of information concerning accounting, law, politics, regulation, and discourses of capital. My work is trans-disciplinary and concerns how information (including metrics, economics, accounting and statistics) is used within legal and political processes, which explores the interface of law and regulation within government, public policy, corporate, regulatory and litigation settings. Traditionally, information is presented in legal and political environments as apolitical, objective and capable of resolving problems and conflicts. My research investigates the politics of 'information', depicting the role of information at methodological, technical, and political levels.

I draw on a range of post-structural theory in my work, including Laclau and Mouffe, Hardt and Negri, Lazzarato, Gramsci, Luxemburg, Marx, and have a deep interest in jurisprudential theory, research philosophy and post-colonial literatures. Thus, my research focuses on three main pillars: the politics of information (in an ontological sense); the nature of governance and regulation; and the discourse of capital.

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Visiting Professor , Universidade de São Paulo

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Research Output

  • Examining the unintended outcomes of NPM reforms in Indonesia

    HARUN, H., MIR, M., CARTER, D. & An, Y., 17 Feb 2019, In : Public Money and Management. 39, 2, p. 86-94 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Metonyms and metaphor: the rhetorical redescription of public interest for the International Accounting Standards Board

    Carter, D. & Warren, R., 2019, In : Critical Policy Studies. 13, 3, p. 280-305 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    New development: IPSAS adoption, from G20 countries to village governments in developing countries

    Fahmid, I. M., Harun, H., Graham, P., Carter, D., Suhab, S., An, Y., Zheng, X. & Fahmid, M. M., 22 May 2019, In : Public Money and Management. p. 1-4 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Opening up the politics of standard setting through discourse theory: the case of IFRS for SMEs

    Warren, R., Carter, D. B. & Napier, C. J., 23 Sep 2019, In : Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. 33, 1, p. 124-151 28 p.

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    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Public hearing about Regulation of Auditing in Australia

    Barbara Voss (Speaker), David Carter (Speaker)
    7 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk