Anika’s research interests broadly centre on the comparative analysis of political institutions in modern representative democracies. Her work to date has looked at the operation of political parties and parliaments, assessing the continuing relevance of these institutions as mechanisms for citizen participation in politics and their ability to represent diverse and conflicting interests. Anika is the author of Party Reform: The Causes, Challenges and Consequences of Organisational Change (2017), The Politics of Party Policy (2013) and Political Parties and Elections (2010). She is co-editor of Party Members and Activists (2015) and Party Rules: Dilemmas of Political Party Regulation in Australia (2016).
Anika teaches in the areas of Australian politics and government, comparative politics and political parties.
Parliament and Legislative Studies
Comparative Political Institutions