Associate Professor of Politics, Australian Catholic University

Mark is an Associate Professor of Politics at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. His research interests lie at the intersection of democratic theory, international relations and cultural politics. He is the author of Democracy Against Itself: Sustaining an Unsustainable Idea (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), Theorising Democide (Palgrave, 2013) and Greek Tragedy and Contemporary Democracy (Bloomsbury, 2012).

He is co-editor of Democratic Theory: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Berghahn) and is an associate of the Sydney Democracy Network.

Together with Jean-Paul Gagnon, Catherine Hartung and Lesley Pruitt, he is completing a book on Young People, Citizenship and Political Participation: Combatting Civic Deficit? (Rowman & Littlefield International).

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Associate Professor of Politics, Australian Catholic University
  • 2013–2014
    Lecturer in Politics, Australian Catholic University
  • 2011–2013
    McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2010 
    University of Queensland, PhD / Politics

Publications

  • 2014
    Democracy Against Itself: Sustaining an Unsustainable Idea, http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748681884
  • 2013
    Theorising Democide: When and How Democracies Fail, http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/theorising-democide-mark-chou/?K=9781137298683

Research Areas

  • Citizenship (160602)