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Mary Walsh is an Associate Professor in the Canberra School of Politics, Economics & Society, University of Canberra. She is the Program Director of the Bachelor of Politics and International Relations degree and the Bachelor of Philosophy Honours Program and Founding Patron of the Politics, International Relations and National Security student association (PIRaNaS). Her most recent publications appear in The Review of Politics, The Australian Journal of Political Science and Democratic Theory.

Supervision interests

  • Australian politics
  • Political Theory
  • Identity Politics
  • Indigenous Politics

Selected Publications

Walsh, M., 2019. The Revolving Door of Australian Prime Ministers. From Turnbull to Morrison: Understanding the Trust Divide, p.16.

Walsh, M., 2018. Freedom from Democracy: Progressive Populism and the Rise of Global Corporate Power. Democratic Theory5(2), pp.37-55.

Walsh, M., 2017. First above equals? Assessments of the Abbott Prime Ministership 2013–2015. Australian Journal of Political Science52(3), pp.465-480.

Walsh, M., 2016. Five prime ministers: a crisis, a political aberration or the new normal. In From Abbott to Turnbull: A New Direction?, Australian Commonwealth Administration 2013-2016 (pp. 323-342). Echo Books.

Walsh, M., 2014. The Gillard Government, the Coalition and Asylum Seekers. The Gillard Governments, pp.125-140.

Walsh, M., 2011. Arendtian Thinking through Politics in Dark Times and Beyond. Australian Journal of Political Science46(3), pp.573-581.

Walsh, M., 2010. Judith Butler and the Troubling of Politics and ‘the Political’. Australian Journal of Political Science45(2), pp.291-298.

Walsh, M., 2009. Political Theory, Political Freedom and the Political. Australian Journal of Political Science44(3), pp.537-546.

Walsh, M., Cook, I. and Harwood, J., 2009. Government and democracy in Australia. Oxford Uni Press.

Walsh, M., 2008. Simone de Beauvoir: Political thinker and philosophical writer. Australian Journal of Political Science43(2), pp.347-354.

Walsh, M. and Karolis, A.C., 2008. Being Australian, Australian Nationalism and Australian Values. Australian Journal of Political Science43(4), pp.719-727.

Batainah, H. and Walsh, M., 2008. From multiculturalism to citizenship. In Howard's Fourth Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2004-2007 (pp. 227-243). University of New South Wales Press.

Walsh, M., 2007. Hannah Arendt and Political Theory. Australian Journal of Political Science42(3), pp.509-514.

Walsh, M., 2007. Historical reception of Machiavelli. In Seeking Real Truths: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Machiavelli (pp. 271-301). Brill.

Walsh, M., 2004. Twenty years since ‘a critique of the sex/gender distinction’: a conversation with Moira Gatens. Australian feminist studies19(44), pp.213-224.

Walsh, M., 2004. Narratives of the Unsaid: Reading Sexual Difference in a Post Foundational Millennium. Philosophy in the Contemporary World11(1), pp.95-104.



Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Queensland

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Research Output 2000 2019

Indigenous Perspectives on Connected and Networked Learning: Towards holistic connectedness pedagogies

RADOLL, P., COPEMAN, P., HEYES, S., WALSH, M., Byrnand, S. & EGLOFF, B., 2019, Higher Education and the Future of Graduate Employability : A Connectedness Learning Approach. Bridgstock, R. & Tippett, N. (eds.). Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 120-138 19 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter


The Revolving Door of Australian Prime Ministers

Walsh, M., 23 Aug 2019, From Turnbull to Morrison: The Trust Divide. Evans, M., Grattan, M. & McCaffrie, B. (eds.). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, p. 332-338 7 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter


Freedom from Democracy: Progressive Populism and the Rise of Global Corporate Power

WALSH, M., 2018, In : Democratic Theory. 5, 2, p. 37-55 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

collective security

First above equals? Assessments of the Abbott Prime Ministership 2013–2015

WALSH, M., 3 Jul 2017, In : Australian Journal of Political Science. 52, 3, p. 465-480 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Gillard government, the Coalition and asylum seekers

WALSH, M., 2014, The Gillard Governments: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2010-2013. Aulich, C. (ed.). 1 ed. Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Press, p. 125-140 16 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

asylum seeker