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Adjunct Associate Professor, Public and Environmental Policy, University of Tasmania

Adjunct Associate Professor Kate Crowley researches environmental and climate change policy, public policy, green politics and minority government. She has worked as a secondary school teacher, a policy officer, an industrial relations consultant and a cross-country ski instructor. She is widely published in public policy and political science, and has edited 'Australian Environmental Policy: Studies in Decline and Devolution' [with Ken Walker], 'Environmental Policy Failure: The Australian Story' [with Ken Walker], 'Minority Government: The Liberal Green Experience in Tasmania' and 'Policy Analysis in Australia: the State of the Art' [with Brian Head]. Her most recent book is 'Public Policy Reconsidered: Complexity, Governance and the State' (2020 Policy Press Bristol) written with colleagues Jenny Stewart, Brian Head, and Adrian Kay. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor, Centre for Environmental Law, Meiji University, Tokyo, and is writing 'Regional climate leadership in the East Asia Pacific' [ for Routledge] with Aki Nakamura.

Kate is a regular political commentator on federal politics on ABC936 Hobart Drive on Fridays at c.5.20pm. She is also an Age of Visibility Ambassador #igniteyoursuperpower [See Age of Visibility Facebook or Instagram]

Experience

  • 1995–present
    Associate Professor Public and Environmental Policy, UTAS

Education

  • 1995 
    University of Tasmania, PhD

Publications

  • 2023
    Forthcoming - Kate Crowley and Cath Hughes, Minority Government in Australia: Lesson Learning and Making it Work, In: Minority Governments in Comparative Perspective. Edited by Bonnie N. Field and Shane Martin, Oxford University Press. © Kate Crowley and Cath Hughes. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780192871657.003.0014
  • 2021
    The Polycentric Approach to the Climate Action in the Asia Pacific region: The Role of Carbon Markets’ [with A Nakamura], Environmental Management, 57(3): pp.73-79 [in Japanese]
  • 2021
    Fighting the Future: the politics of climate policy failure in Australia (2015-2020), Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.725
  • 2020
    Reconsidering Policy: Complexity, Governance and the State Kate Crowley, Jenny Stewart, Adrian Kay and Brian Head , Policy Press, Bristol.
  • 2020
    Independents in Tasmania’s Legislative Council: Analysing strategies to achieve influence’ [with J Lippis], Australasian Parliamentary Review, 34(2), pp. 101-120.
  • 2020
    Australia's climate change mitigation policy towards the Paris Agreement [with A Nakumura], Environmental Management, 56(3), pp.65-71 [in Japanese]
  • 2020
    The Politics of the Environment in Australia, In J. Lewis and A. Tiernan The Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics, Melbourne: Oxford University Press. DOI - 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198805465.013.16
  • 2020
    Regional Action and Carbon Trading in the East Asia Pacific [with A Nakamura], In Sustainable Regional Development: Theoretical and Practical Issues. In Ho Viet Hanh & Phan Thi Song Thuong (Eds). Ha Noi, Vietnam: Social Sciences Publishing House (pp. 519-550).
  • 2019
    Stepping Stone, Halfway House or Road to Nowhere? Green Support of Minority Government in Sweden, New Zealand and Australia [with S Moore], Government and Opposition http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/gov.2018.55
  • 2018
    G Kennedy and K Crowley - Re-framing utilization focused evaluation: lessons for the Australian Aid programme? , Journal of Asian Public Policy https://doi.org/10.1080/17516234.2018.1501172.
  • 2018
    Assessing Regional Climate Leadership in the East-Asia-Pacific Region: A Case Study on Australia and Japan [with A Nakamura], Environmental Management, Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI). 54 (10): 59-65 [in Japanese]
  • 2018
    Designing a Community Renewable Energy (CRE) Strategy [with V Hann & A Nakamura], Environmental Management (JEMAI). 54 (11): 67-71 [in Japanese].
  • 2018
    Defining Regional Climate Leadership: Learning from Comparative Analysis in the Asia Pacific [with A Nakumura], Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 20(4):387-403.
  • 2017
    Where Greens Support Conservatives: Lessons from the Rundle Minority Government in Tasmania 1996-98 [with M Tighe], Australian Journal of Politics & History 63(4): 572-587.
  • 2017
    Up and down with climate politics 2013–2016: the repeal of carbon pricing in Australia, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change (Online) pp. 1-13. Vol 8(3).
  • 2017
    The enduring challenge of "wicked problems": Revisiting Rittel and Webber [with BW Head], Policy Sciences. 50(4), 539-547.
  • 2016
    Looking for a Way Out - backing away from dangerous climate change, Australian Review of Public Affairs (1/3) pp. 1-6.
  • 2016
    Assessing Regional Climate Leadership [with A Nakamura], Environmental Management, 52 (5) pp. 64-69 [in Japanese]
  • 2015
    Regional Climate Leadership [with A Nakamura], Environmental Management (Kankyou kanji - http://www.e-jemai.jp) 51(5), 44-48 [in Japanese]
  • 2015
    Policy Analysis in Australia [with Brian Head], Policy Press, Bristol [edited book]
  • 2013
    The Super Politics of Climate Change, Australian Journal of Political Science Vol 48(4): 528-535.
  • 2013
    Pricing Carbon: The Politics of Climate Change in Australia, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change, 4(6): 603–613.
  • 2013
    'Irresistible Force? Achieving Carbon Pricing in Australia, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol 59:3, 368-381.
  • 2012
    Environmental Policy Failure: The Australian Story [with Ken Walker], Tilde University Press, Melbourne [edited book]
  • 2012
    Minority Government: The Liberal-Green Experience in Tasmania, Australasian Study of Parliament Group (Tasmanian Chapter), Hobart [DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3404.9926]. [edited book]
  • 1999
    Australian Environmental Policy: Studies in Decline & Devolution [with Ken Walker], UNSWPress, Kensington, NSW

Research Areas

  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Environment Policy (160507)
  • Environmental Politics (160605)

Honours

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Engagement in the Category of General Engagement with the Community (Climate Change and Sustainability), 2008, University of Tasmania.