Andrew’s research focuses on comparative public policy and political communication, with an emphasis on Anglo-American and advanced parliamentary democracies. More specifically, he is interested in the way policy issues are communicated to citizens and how policy outcomes are achieved by political elites. This includes research examining the way the media communicate policy issues during elections, how policy promises are made and fulfilled by political elites after an election, how partisanship shapes collaboration on public policy problems, and policy agenda-setting in media and formal political institutions.
Hannah, A., Brown, J., and Gibbons, A. (forthcoming). ‘Welfare Capabilities: Evaluating distributional inequalities and welfare policy in advanced democracies’, Journal of European Social Policy.
Carson, A., Gibbons, A, and Martin, A. (2019) ‘Did the Gillard Government Keep its Promises? A Study of Promissory Representation in Australia’, Australian Journal of Political Science. doi: 10.1080/10361146.2019.1588956
Martin, A. J., Dowding, K., Hindmoor, A., & Gibbons, A. (2014). The opinion-policy link in Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science, 49(3), 499-517.
Revise and Resubmit/Under Review
Farhall, K., Wright, S., Carson, A., Gibbons, A. and Lukamto, W. (R&R), Weaponising Fake News? An examination of Australian political elites’ use of fake news discourse in political communication, International Journal of Communication.
Gibbons, A. (Under Review). ‘Crisis of Policy Reporting? Evidence from Australian Election Campaigns, 2001-2013.’ Journalism Studies.
Works in Progress
Gibbons, A. (WP) ‘The Loss of Expertise in Campaign Coverage: Political Aficionados and Experts in Policy News’
Gibbons, A., and Evans, R. (WP). ‘Polarised and Divided? Examining Bipartisanship in the Australian Parliament, 2000-2018’
Gibbons, A., and Hannah, A. (WP) ‘Promises, Punishment and Policy Feedback: Explaining the Irrational Fulfilment of Election Pledges in US Healthcare’
Selection of Conference papers:
Gibbons, A., Carson A., Farhall, K., and Lukamto, W., ‘Trump Contagion? An examination of Australian political elites’ use of ‘fake news’ and other ‘post-truth’ terminologies in popular discourse’, Australian Political Studies Association 2017 Conference, 25-27 September 2017.
Gibbons, A., Carson A., Martin A., ‘Do political parties keep their promises? A program-to-policy linkage study of the 2010-13 federal Australian election cycle’, Australian Political Studies Association 2017 Conference, 25-27 September 2017.
Gibbons, A., ‘Reporting Policy in the Twenty-First Century: Campaign Launch Speeches, Policy Attention, and News Coverage, 2001-2013’, Australian Political Studies Association 2016 Conference, 26-28 September 2016.
Gibbons, A. ‘Measuring Policy Reporting in Election Campaigns: Evidence from the 2013 Australian Federal Election’, Fourth Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science, 9-10 December 2015.
Carson A., Gibbons, A., Martin A., & Wright, S., ‘Do political parties keep their promises? A program-to-policy linkage study of the 2010-13 federal Australian election cycle’, Australian Political Studies Association 2015 Conference, 27-30 September 2015.
Martin, A., Dowding, K., Hindmoor, A. and Gibbons, A. ‘Is policy congruent with public opinion in Australia? Evidence from the Australian Policy Agendas Project and Roy Morgan’, in Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Annual Conference 2013, Perth, 30 September 2013, APSA, 1-8.