Research

Research Overview

Andrew’s research focuses on comparative politics and media, with expertise in political communication, political journalism and election campaigns.  His current projects focus on the way the media communicate policy issues during elections, how election promises are made and fulfilled by political elites, and  how partisanship shapes collaboration on public policy problems and influence trust in media. Further information about Andrew’s research interests and projects can be found here or via the links below:

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Published

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. (R&R). ‘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.

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