Where possible, I have provided a copy of the publication or a sample from the publication in the links below.



Kefford, G., Murphy-Gregory, H., Ward, I., Cox, L., Jackson, S. 2018. Contemporary Australian Politics: Old Institutions, New Challenges. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. Sample excerpt from Chapter 1 available here


Kefford, G. 2015. ‘All Hail the Leaders: The Australian Labor Party and Political Leadership’. Melbourne: ASP. Sample Chapters available here: 'Ch 1: Introduction' and 'Ch 6: Conclusions'.

Book Chapters

Kefford, G. 2018. ‘Minor Parties’ Campaigns’ in Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election, edited by A Gauja, P Chen, J Pietsch and J Curtin. ANU Press. pp 335-358. Available here

Refereed Journal Articles

Kefford, G and Weeks, L. 2018. Minority party government and independent MPs: a comparative analysis of Australia and Ireland. In Parliamentary Affairs. Online first. Available here 

Kefford, G. 2018. ‘Digital Media, Ground Wars and Party Organisation: Does Stratarchy Explain How Parties Organise Election Campaigns’. Parliamentary Affairs. Available here

Kefford, G and McDonnell, D. 2018. ‘Inside the Personal Party: Leader-Owners, Light Organizations and Limited Lifespans’. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. Vol. 20, Issue 2, 379–394. Available here

Kefford, G. 2017. ‘Rethinking Small Political Parties: From Micro to Peripheral’. Australian Journal of Political Science. Volume 52, Issue 1, pp.95-109. Available here

Kefford, G and McDonnell, D. 2016. ‘Ballots and Billions: Clive Palmer’s Personal Party’. Australian Journal of Political Science, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp. 183-197. Available here

Kefford, G. 2016. ‘Agency, Institutional Stretch and Structural Adjustment: The Australian Labor Party 2006-2013’. Party Politics, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp. 512-521. Available here


Kefford, G and Power, L. 2014. ‘Robo-Call Usage by Australian Political Parties: The Case of the Spooky Vote-Hunting Robot'. Communication, Politics and Culture, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp.1-16. Available here


Kefford, G and Morgenbesser, L. 2013. ‘Bridging the Information Gap: The Results from a Survey of Politics and International Relations PhD Students in Australia’. Australian Journal of Political Science, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp.507-518. Available here


Kefford, G. 2013. ‘The Presidentialisation of Australian Politics? Kevin Rudd's Leadership of the Australian Labor Party’. Australian Journal of Political Science, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp.135-146. Available here



Non-Refereed Journal Articles


Kefford, G. ‘A Rejoinder to Keith Dowding’ Australian Journal of Political Science, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp.150-151. Available here