Political party system
Nick has been teaching Australian politics and governance at Monash since 1992. His research interests include Australian national and state governance, federal, state and local elections and electoral systems, and the role and behaviour of Australia’s political parties.
Nick is also a regular commentator on Australian politics and a pundit on behalf of a number of media outlets that have included the ABC, 3AW, the BBC and various newspapers. He also regularly writes for The Conversation. Nick has a great interest in national and state politics, including the electoral contest -- and sometimes he even gets it right. His co-author, with Zareh Ghazarian, of the book "Australian Politics for Dummies".
Nick Economou's Articles
Time to walk the tightrope
Now the election dust has settled, both the Coalition and Labor need to carefully consider their next moves.
State election: federal failings spelt doom for Liberals
This year's antics in Canberra can be the only reason for the massive defeat for Matthew Guy's opposition.
Rising Green vote bad news for Labor
Northcote win confirms a major shift in voting behaviour that puts once safe Labor seats under threat.
Palmer's political populism push
Clive Palmer believes he can recapture the magic that saw him elected to Parliament in 2013, but what his new party – and others on the right – needs is more discipline.