Dr Michael de PercyAssociate Fellow


Address: Building 11, Level B University of Canberra Phone: +61 (0) 2 6201 2708

Research Interests

Government-business relations, leadership, innovation, comparative politics, historical institutionalism, transport policy, communications policy, broadband, infrastructure policy, social media, online learning.


Dr Michael de Percy is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Canberra, Academic Fellow of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Michael maintains a blog on his research, teaching and community engagement activities at www.politicalscience.com.au and you can follow him on twitter @madepercy.

  • De Percy, M.A. (2020). Populism and the New World Order in Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly, and Jonathan Makuwira, Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid: Beyond the Neoliberal Hegemony. New York: Routledge.
  • Vidyattama, Y., Tanton, R., de Percy, M.A. and Nakanishi, H. (2019). ‘Simulating the take up of electric vehicles based on the financial benefit of the vehicle’. Paper presented at the 41st Australasian Transport and Research Forum, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, 30 September-2 October 2019. URL: https://www.australasiantransportresearchforum.org.au/sites/default/files/papers/ATRF2019_resubmission_17.pdf.
  • De Percy, M.A. and Batainah, H.S. (2019). Government-Business Relations in Chen, P. et al. Australian Politics and Policy. Sydney: Sydney University Press. URL: https://open.sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/9781743326671/appse-governmentbusiness-relations.html#Chapter20.
  • De Percy, M.A. and Batainah, H.S. (2019). Identifying historical policy regimes in the Canadian and Australian communications industries using a model of path dependent, punctuated equilibrium, Policy Studies, DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2019.1581161.
  • De Percy, M.A. and Wanna, J. (eds.) (2018). Road Pricing and Provision: Changed Traffic Conditions Ahead. Canberra: ANU Press.
  • De Percy, M.A. (2009), "Public Sphere 2.0 is Here", Public Administration Today, Canberra: Institute of Public Administration Australia, 19, pp. 12-14. 
  • De Percy, M.A. with Daly, A., Kennedy, M. & Read, A. (2009), "Mapping Generic Skills in the Business Curriculum: A case study from the University of Canberra". Paper presented at the AARE 2009 International Education Research Conference, Canberra, 29 November.
  • De Percy, M.A. with Mak, A.S., & Kennedy, M. (2008), "Experiential Learning in Multicultural Classes for Internationalising the Student Experience". Paper presented at the International Consortium on Experiential Learning Conference, University of Technology Sydney, 8-12 December.
  • De Percy, M.A. (2008), "Opportunities and Challenges for Social Policy: Engaging Youth Online". Public Administration Today. Canberra: Institute of Public Administration Australia, Iss. 14, January-March.
  • De Percy, M.A. (2008), "Broadbanding the Nation: Lessons from Canada or Shortcomings in Australian Federalism?". In Butcher, J. (ed). Australia Under Construction: Nation-building past, present and future. Canberra: ANZOG & ANU e-Press.
  • De Percy, M.A. (2004), "National Security versus Civil Liberties: Towards an Australian Bill of Rights". Paper presented at the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Adelaide, 29 September.
Research Projects & Grants

Syrian Refugee Women in Transition with Dr Heba Batainah and Professor Peter Leahy, Australian Civil-Military Centre, $180,000.

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