The political flâneur is my vehicle for examining politics while remaining aloof from the groupthink of the contemporary academy.
Dr Michael de Percy FCILT is Senior Lecturer in Political Science in the Canberra School of Politics, Economics, and Society at the University of Canberra. He is a graduate of the Australian National University (PhD) and the Royal Military College Duntroon, and he is a Chartered Fellow (FCILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
All comments on this podcast are Dr Michael de Percy's personal views and those of the participants only, and do not represent the views of any other entity.
#12 Professional Orientation - The Journey Continues
In this podcast, Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon and Dr Michael de Percy discuss the purpose and rationale behind the units Professional Orientation and Professional Evidence at the University of Canberra.
#11 Professional Orientation at the University of Canberra - The Journey
In this podcast, Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon and Dr Michael de Percy discuss the purpose and rationale behind the unit Professional Orientation at the University of Canberra.
#10 Special Edition: Interview with Professor John Wanna: Career Reflections
Professor John Wanna has studied politics, policy, and public administration since the 1970s and has published over 50 books and supervised over 50 research students. He is the inaugural Sir John Bunting Chair in Public Administration at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government based at the Australian National University.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Science in Australia and National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA). He received IPAA's Meritorious Service Award in 2014 after serving for twenty years as the editor of the Australian Journal of Public Administration.
John’s scholarly contribution is to be honoured with a Festschrift in September 2018, supported by ANZSOG, the ANU, and Wiley Publishing.
In this podcast, I interview Professor Wanna and ask him to reflect on his career.
I would like to thank the editorial team at the Australian Journal of Public Administration and Wiley Publishing for the encouragement to produce this podcast.
#9: On International Mindedness in Education with Cindy Bin Tahal
Today I spoke with Cindy Bin Tahal on the concept of "international mindedness". Cindy is an international school leader and has worked as a principal and taught in various locations in Australia (including the Torres Strait), North America, and Asia.
#8: On Social Media Living Up to its Promises with Raechel Johns
Associate Professor Raechel Johns is a marketing specialist and Head of the School of Management at the University of Canberra. Raechel and I have been colleagues for many years. We even starred in a video video about ten years ago. So I asked Raechel about social media and marketing and how I was disappointed that social media had not lived up to its early promises. Is social media any good? Or has it been over-run by commercial interests?
Raechel talks about the Gartner Hype Curve and the "trough of disillusionment", but also says that social media provides opportunities for building social capital, learning new ideas, and creating social value.
Check out the Show Notes at http://www.politicalscience.com.au/2017/10/is-social-media-living-up-to-its.html
#7: Our Taste in Music: Sociological Explanations
Dr Michael Walsh is a sociologist at the University of Canberra. I asked Michael how sociology explains our musical preferences, what our preferences say about us, and about the future of music in a market-driven, high-tech world. Don't forget to check out the show notes at http://www.politicalscience.com.au/2017/10/on-our-taste-in-music-and-sociological.html.