The Political Organisations and Participation group is a standing research group of the Australian Political Studies Association.

This is a blog about exploring both established and new forms of political participation and organisation. The POP Politics Blog is intended to stimulate the work of the group and foster connections between academic and practice based researchers.  It aims to promote and broaden the debate about political participation and organisations in critical and reflective way.

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Editorial Team

CH photoCecilia Hilder is an Adjunct Fellow with the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. Her PhD research studied Australian youth-led activist organisations and the ways everyday practices shape political subjectivities. Cecilia’s research interests centre on the ways everyday practices surface in the digital age, and the affective dimensions of political engagement. Prior to her PhD, Cecilia worked in government and investor relations.

Jordan McSwiney is a PhD candidate at the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney.


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