Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Troy Whitford

Dr Troy Whitford

PhD CSU, M Arts Macquarie, Grad DipEd (Secondary Teaching) CSU, B Arts, CSU

Profile

Dr Troy Whitford lectures in Australian, Asian and international history.  His areas of expertise are in political and policy history.  Dr Whitford was the Executive Director of the Page Research Centre and policy adviser to a number of federal politicians.  He researches in politics and empowerment of citizens in Australia and Asia.

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Teaching

  • HST 201 Colonial Australia
  • HST204 20th Century Australian hitsory
  • HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
  • HST311 Local Community in Context
  • HST301 International History Since 1945
  • HST308 Australia and Asia

Dr Whitford is also is a doctoral supervisor at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security.

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Research

Dr Whitford researches in the field of political history. The nature of his research is far reaching and spans the activities of issue motivated groups and political organisations to the empowerment of individuals in democracies.

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Book chapters

  • "Political Intelligence' in Intelligence and Private Investigation: Developing Sophisticated Methods for Conducting Inquiries, Charles C Thomas Publishers, Springfield IL, USA 2013
  • 'Skills for Intelligence Led Private Investigators' in Intelligence and Private Investigation: Developing Sophisticated Methods for Conducting Inquiries, Charles C Thomas Publishers, Springfield IL, USA 2013
  • "All in the Name of Human Rights: Australian nationalism and multiculturalism" in Nationalism and Human Rights: In Theory and Practice in the Middle East, Central Europe, and the Asia-Pacific, Palgrave McMillan March 2012.   
  • "Bush Politics: Rural and Regional Political Representation" inWhere the Crows Fly Backward, Postpress Publishers, Queensland Australia, 2010. 
  • "An Ideological Divide: the Nationals parliamentary representatives and its grassroots membership" in The National Party Prospects for the Great Survivors,Allen & Unwin, 2009.

Journal articles

  • 'Combating the Political Police: An Overview of National Actions Counter Intelligence Program 1982-1990, SALUS Journal Issue 1 No. 2, 2013.
  • Learning from Past Mistakes: The Rural reconstruction Commission's use of history in Australian public policy making during the 1940s. Rural Society, Vol. 21 Issue 3, 2012 (co-author)
  • The political response to rural social and economic sustainability: A cross-national study of Thai and Australian rural policy 1997-2007, Rural Society, Vol. 22 Issue 1, 2012 (co-author)
  • "A political history of national Action: Its fears, ideas and conflicts", Rural Society, Vol. 20 Issue 2, 2011,
  • "Remaking the Country: Australia's Reconstruction Commission, 1943-46", Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Volume 95, Part 1 June 2009 (co-author)
  • "Australia's Rural Reconstruction Commission, 1943-46: A Reassessment", Australian Journal of History and Politics, Volume 54 - Issue 4 – December. 2008 (co-author).
  • "The Democratic Labor Party – its votes, candidates and campaigns in the Riverina region 1957-1971", Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, November. 2007 (co-author)
  • "Formulating War Service Land Settlement Policy – the Returned Sailors Soldiers and Airmen's Imperial League of Australia and the Rural Reconstruction Commission", War & Society, Vol. 26 no. 1 May 2007 (co-author)
  • "Reception of the Rural Reconstruction Commission's Reports and their Impact on Policy", Rural Society, Vol. 10 Number 2, 2000,
  • "An Historical Analysis of Cattle Grazing Practices on the Murrumbidgee River Flood Plain 1895-1996", Rural Society, Vol. 9 No. 2 1999.

Conference papers

  • 'Country Labor: A few sheep short in the top paddock or all foam, nobeer'Conference titled Hard Labor: the crisis of social democracy in the Australian states, organised by the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University, 2011.
  •  "Pork barreling a necessity for regional development: A comparative study of Thai and Australian policy Conference on Vision of Social Development in the Globalized Asia: Commonality and Diversity for the International Consortium for Social Development, Seoul National University 2010
  • "All in the name of human rights: an historical case study on Australian nationalism and multiculturalism 1980-1990". Conference on Nationalism and Human Rightsorganized by the Human Rights Research Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and ─░stanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Centre, Turkey, 2008
  • "The extreme right and radical nationalism in Australia" Australian Studies Centre Seminar Series Kasetsart University, Thailand, 2008
  • "Stimulating Research within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Australian Studies Centre Seminar Series Kasetsart University, Thailand 2008.
  • "The Political Currency of anti globalisation in rural Australia". Conference paper delivered at the annual conference of the International Consortium for Social Development, Thailand. 2006.
  • "Telecommunications in Non-metropolitan Australia", Conference paper delivered at the Annual Regional Conference of the Australian Telephone Users Group, 2005

Non-refereed articles

  • "Campaigning but refusing to vote borders on hypocrisy", Sydney Morning Herald, 13th March 2007 (co-author).
  • "New leader must fight Libs and ALP", The Australian, 27th November 2007.
  • A Wider View of History is required to Understand the Murray Darling Basin , Australian Policy and History, http://aph.org.au/category/authors-a-z/whitford-troy, 2010.
  • Fuel Mandates have a History of Success and a Lesson for Bio Fuels Implementation. Australian Policy and History, http://aph.org.au/category/authors-a-z/whitford-troy, 2010.
  • 'Outdated ideology has no place in the 21st century, Mr Costello' Sydney Morning Herald 29 September 2011.
  • ALP National Conference: Talking about the issues that really matter The Conversation 2 December 2011.
  • Don't write off the Mad Katter's Tea Party, The Conversation, 2 November 2011.

Reports

  • Bio Fuels Implementation policy discussion paper on behalf of the Page Research Centre for the National Party of Australia, 2010.
  • "Future Proofing Telecommunications in Non-metropolitan Australian", behalf of the Page Research Centre for the National Party of Australia, 2005.

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Memberships

  • Institute for Land Water and Society

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