Mark Kenny is a Professor at the ANU Australian Studies Institute.

Professor Kenny’s research interests include national politics, comparative studies, democracy, and the rise of populism.

Fields of expertise



The life of Brian

When a slightly nerdy American-born astronomer threw his hat in the ring to become Vice-Chancellor of Australia’s only…

19 December 2023


Dutton’s high-wire act

When the Liberal Party’s most senior right-wing figure, Peter Dutton, forced a leadership spill in 2018, ending Malcolm…

8 September 2022


Australian conservatism succumbs to the same radical tendency as like-minded parties abroad

As bad as it is, Scott Morrison’s surreptitious circumvention of Australia’s parliamentary and Cabinet processes might have got…

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