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Politics and History

The impact of technology on politics and the politics of technology is profound.  The Politics & History disciplines (incorporating Global Studies) draw on a range of disciplinary perspectives to provide students with a unique insight into how power operates in the world and how technology transforms the ways in which we live and interact with each other.

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Convened by Michael Leach, Pacific Studies at Swinburne (PS@S) is a research network of scholars investigating Pacific politics, regionalism and culture with a particular focus on Melanesia and Timor-Leste.

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The History and Politics Workshop is a research cluster at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. It is convened by  Lorenzo Veracini. The Workshop brings together scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

Identity Research Network

The Identity Research Network was established in April 2014 by Chris Agius and Dean Keep. Based in Melbourne, it brings together over 100 researchers and postgraduate students from Australia and abroad working on themes of identity across a variety of disciplines.

International Network of Child Support Scholars (INCSS) is an assembly of scholars committed to examining the development and reform of child support/maintenance policies and their impact on parents and children. The Network was established in 2012 as a means of connecting scholars worldwide and promoting the study of child support issues.

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