Associate Professor Mark Chou - Nat Sch of Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)
Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)
Mark is an associate professor in politics. He joined ACU in early 2013 from the University of Melbourne where he had been a McKenzie Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences. Trained as a political scientist and lawyer, Mark received his BA (Hons) and LLB (Hons) from the Australian National University. His PhD in Political Science and International Relations was awarded by the University of Queensland in 2010. With teaching and research interests in global politics, political theory, democracy, and cultural politics, Mark has taught courses in international relations, democratic theory and peace and conflict studies.
Mark is the author of a number of research articles in such journals as Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Australian Journal of Political Science, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, New Political Science, Political Studies Review, Telos, Critical Horizons, and Journal for Cultural Research. His first book, Greek Tragedy and Contemporary Democracy, was published in 2012 by Bloomsbury.
Currently, his research examines the issue of democratic failure, looking to examples in ancient Athens, the Weimar Republic, contemporary United States, China, and Australia for insight. His first book on this topic, Theorising Democide: Why and How Democracies Fail, was published by Palgrave in 2013. His second volume, Democracy Against Itself: Sustaining an Unsustainable Idea, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2014.
He is also the co-founder and editor of the new international journal, Democratic Theory: An Interdisciplinary Journal, which is published and distributed by Berghahn.
Mark is an associate of the Sydney Democracy Network.
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