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Professor of Politics, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

Anika’s research interests broadly centre on the comparative analysis of political institutions and participation in representative democracies. Her work to date has looked at the operation of political parties, assessing the continuing relevance of these institutions as mechanisms for citizen participation in politics and their ability to represent diverse and conflicting interests. She is particularly interested in how parties, and other collective political organisations, adapt to social and technological change. Anika also researches at the intersection of law and politics and has written extensively on the regulation of political organisations and elections. Anika has published in journals both within Australia and internationally, including Party Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, Governance and Comparative Politics. She is the author of Party Reform (Oxford University Press), The Politics of Party Policy (Palgrave Macmillan) and co-editor of numerous publications on party members and electoral politics, including Party Members and Activists (Routledge) and Morison's Miracle: The 2019 Australian Federal Election (ANU Press).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney


    University of Sydney, BEc Social Sciences (Hons)
    University of Sydney, LLB
    University of Cambridge, PhD

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)