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Dr Max HalupkaResearch Fellow

Contact

Address: Building 23, Level B University of Canberra

Centre

Centre for Change Governance

Organisation

Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra

Research Interests

Virtual communities, Digital activism, Political participation, Social movements, Political communication, Anonymous (group), The Church of Scientology and New forms of engagement.

bio/cv

Max Halupka is an expert on contemporary forms of political participation, where he specialises in the relationship between technology and politics. An IGPA Research Fellow, Max has published work on: political communication, new forms of political participation, internet activism, and The Church of Scientology. Max teaches public policy for the Institute’s Graduate Certificate and MPA programmes.

Max's Academia.edu page can be viewed here.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (First Class) Flinders University, Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Arts (Globalisation; English) Flinders University, Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Flinders University, Adelaide
publications

Journal Articles

  • Bang, H., Halupka, M. (Forthcoming), “Contentious connective action: A new kind of life-political association for problematizing how expert systems operate”. Information, Communication, & Society, pp. 1-16.
  • Halupka, M. (2018). “The legitimisation of clicktivism”. Australian Journal of Political Science, 53(1), pp. 130-141.
  • Stoker, G., Li, J., Halupka, M., Evans, M. (2107) “Complacent young citizens or cross-generational solidarity? An analysis of Australian attitudes to democratic politics”, Australian Journal of Political Science 52 (2), 218-235
  • Halupka, M. (2017) “What Anonymous can tell us about the relationship between virtual community structure and participatory form”, Policy Studies, 38 (2), 168-184
  • Marsh, D., Vines, V., Halupka, M. (2016) “Two Cheers for Richards and Smith: Beyond Anti?Politics?”, The Political Quarterly, 3(1), 112-115         
  • Halupka, M. (2016) “The rise of information activism: how to bridge dualisms and reconceptualise political participation”, Information, Communication, and Society, 19 (10), 1487-1503
  • Halupka, M. (2014) “The Church of Scientology: Legitimacy through Perception Management”, Politics and Religion, 7(3), 613-630
  • Halupka, M. (2014) “Clicktivism: A Systematic Heuristic”, Policy & Internet, 6(2), 115-132
  • Halupka, M. & Star, C. (2012) “Maintaining Sovereignty Through Extraversion: attributing factors of judicial transterritorial deployment in warlord politics”, The Australian Review of African Studies, 33(2), 74.

Book Chapters

  • Halupka, M. (2017) "Scientology’s Relationship with the Internet: The Struggles of Contemporary Perception Management.", in Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacy (ed) Kent, S., and Raine, pp. 279-304
  • Evans, M., Stoker, G., Halupka, M. (2016) “A decade of democratic decline: how Australians understand and imagine their democracy” in From Abbott to Turnbull: A New Direction? (ed.) Aulich, C.: Chap 2, pp. 23-41

Referred Book Reviews

  • Halupka, M. (2016) “New media & public activism”, Information, Communication & Society, 19 (12), 1708-1710
  • Halupka, M. (2016) “Youth Participation in Europe: Beyond Discourses, Practices, and Realities” Democratic Theory- an interdisciplinary journal, 3(1), 112-115

Commissioned Reports & Projects

  • Evans, M., McGregor, C., Halupka, M. (2017) “Department of Environment and Energy Cultural Audit”, Department of Environment and Energy, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Evans, M., Halupka, M., Li, J. (2017) “Government Service Delivery: Citizen Insights Study”, Telstra Corp Limited, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Evans, M., Halupka, M., Stoker, G. (2017) “The Power of Us”, Museum of Australian Democracy, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Evans, M., Halupka, M., Stoker, G. (2014) “The Power of One Voice- Power, Powerlessness, and Australian Democracy”, Museum of Australian Democracy, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Edwards, M., Burmester, B., Evans, M., Halupka, M., May, D. (2013) “Not yet 50/50: Barriers to the Progress of Senior Women in the Australian Public Service”, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis

Referred Conference Papers

  •  Halupka, M. (2017) “Legitimacy in Digital Activism? Public perception, authenticity, and efficacy”. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 31st of August – 3rd of September.
  • Stoker, G, Jennings, W, Evans, M., Halupka, M. (2017) “The impact of anti-politics on policymaking: Does lack of political trust matter?” UK Political Studies Association Conference, Glasgow, UK, 10th of April -12th of April.
  • Halupka, M., Vines, E. (2016) “Marrying the slow and lumbering beast: bridging the growing divide between state and citizen through local gamification” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 1st of September – 4th of September.
  • Halupka, M., and Jensen, M. (2015) “Australia’s March in March: Movement Communications as a Two-step Filtering Process”, American Political Science Association conference, San Fransicio, USA, 3rd of September – 6th of September.
  • Jensen, M., and Halupka, M. (2015) “Australia’s March in March: Movement Communications as a Two-step Filtering Process”, American Political Science Association pre-conference, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, 2nd of September – 6th of September.
  • Halupka, M., and Jensen, M. (2015) “Australia’s March in March: Movement Communications as a Two-step Filtering Process”, European Consortium for Political Research, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 26th of August – 29th of August.
  • Halupka, M. (2014) “Perceptions of Contemporary Engagement: The Information Activist Enters the Ring”, Australian Political Science Studies Association conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 28th of September- 1st of October.
  • Halupka, M., Jensen, M., Bang, H., Ercan, S. (2014) “Protesting from Home: Political Community Across Information Networks”, Australian Political Science Studies Association conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 28th of September- 1st of October.
  • Halupka, M. (2013) “Online Youth Political Participation: the success and failure of ‘clicktivism”, Australian Political Science Studies Association conference, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, 30th  of September- 2nd of October
  • Halupka, M., and Star, C. (2011) “The Utilisation of Direct Democracy and Meritocracy in the Decision Making Process of the Decentralised Virtual Community Anonymous”, Australian Political Studies Association conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 25th of September– 27th of September
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