Dr Duncan McDonnell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow (2012-2014) and a Jean Monnet Fellow (2011-2012) at the European University Institute in Florence. He has worked as a Politics lecturer and researcher at the University of Turin and has also been a Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow at the University of Lausanne.
His main current research interests are political parties, populism and Euroscepticism. In November 2016, he received two Australian Research Council Discovery Project Awards for studies on radical right populist parties in Europe (with Annika Werner) and on Indigenous members of Australian political parties (with Michelle Evans).
His most recent book publication is the 2016 volume with Olivier Roy and Nadia Marzouki "Saving the People: How Populists Hijack Religion", published by Hurst in the UK and Oxford University Press in the USA. He is also the co-author (with Daniele Albertazzi) of "Populists in Power" (Routledge, 2015) and the co-editor of "Twenty-First Century Populism" (Palgrave, 2008).
He has published articles in journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, Political Studies, Party Politics, West European Politics, Australian Journal of Political Science, South European Society & Politics, and Government & Opposition. He tweets at @duncanmcdonnell.
Senior lecturer, School of Government and International Relations
Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute
Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute
Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow, Institute of Political and International Studies, University of Lausanne
Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Political Studies, University of Turin
University of Wales, MScEcon in Politics of the European Union
University of Turin, PhD in Political Science
Trinity College Dublin, Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors)
Populists in Power, Routledge
Populist Leaders and Coterie Charisma, Political Studies
Directly Elected Mayors and their Parties: The Cases of Genoa and Lausanne, Government and Opposition
Defining and classifying technocrat-led and technocratic governments, European Journal of Political Research
Silvio Berlusconi's Personal Parties: From Forza Italia to the Popolo Della Libertà, Political Studies
New political actors in Europe: Beppe Grillo and the M5S, Demos UK Research Report
From Berlusconi to Monti, Berghahn
Populism in Europe: Lega Nord, Demos UK Research Report
Politica in Italia. Edizione 2012, Il Mulino
Di lotta e di governo: The Lega Nord and Rifondazione Comunista in office, Party Politics
Outsider parties in government in Western Europe, Party Politics
The Lega Nord Back in Government, West European Politics
Twenty-First Century Populism: The Spectre of Western European Democracy, Palgrave MacMillan
The Sceptre and the Spectre,
The Republic of Ireland: The Dog That Hasn't Barked in the Night?,
A weekend in Padania: Regionalist Populism and the Lega Nord, Politics
The Lega Nord in the second Berlusconi Government: In a League of its Own, West European Politics