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Dr Michael de Percy FCILT is Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Acting Program Director of the Bachelor of Politics and International Relations with the Canberra School of Politics, Economics, and Society; and a Research Partner with NATSEM, at the University of Canberra. His qualifications include a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University, a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) from the University of Canberra, and a Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, where he received the Royal Australian Artillery prize. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Vice-Chair of the ACT and Southern NSW Chapter, a board member of the Telecommunications Association (TelSoc - Australia's oldest learned society), an editor of the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, and a Petherick Reader at the National Library of Australia. Michael was appointed to the Australian Research Council's College of Experts in 2022.

His research focuses on comparative politics, historical institutionalism, government-business relations, transport and telecommunications policy, and leadership. His recent publications include Politics, Policy and Public Administration in Theory and Practice: Essays in honour of Professor John Wanna, ANU Press, 2021 (with Andrew Podger and Sam Vincent); Populism and a New World Order (in Viktor Jakupec et. al. Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid, Routledge 2020); and Road Pricing and Provision: Changed Traffic Conditions Ahead, ANU Press 2018 (with John Wanna).

Michael's research articles have been published in Policy Studies, the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, the Australian Journal of Social Issues, the Australasian Transport and Research Forum, and Public Administration Today. His expert commentary has been published in The Australian, ABC's The Drum, The Canberra Times, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Conversation, and he has also appeared on numerous television and radio news programs.

Michael's blog Le Flâneur Politique (ISSN 2652-8851) and podcast on his research, teaching and community engagement activities are available at www.politicalscience.com.au and you can follow him on twitter @madepercy.

Qualifications: PhD (ANU), BPhil (Hons) (Canberra), BA (Deakin), Grad Cert (Higher Ed) (Canberra), Grad Cert (Management) (UniSA), Diploma (Government Financial Management) (Australian Army), Assoc Diploma (Personnel Administration) (Royal Military College Duntroon), Certificate Vocational Instruction (Royal Military College Duntroon), Certificate in Warehousing (Ithaca TAFE).

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Australian National University

Award Date: 13 Jul 2013

Australian Army

Award Date: 31 Dec 2006

University of Canberra

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Bachelor, University of Canberra

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

University of South Australia

Award Date: 31 Dec 2003

Royal Military College, Duntroon

Award Date: 16 Dec 2003

Bachelor, Deakin University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000


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