Master of Public Administration

Overview
Dr Max HalupkaSenior Lecturer

Contact

Address: Building 23, Level B University of Canberra

Centre

Centre for Change Governance, Democracy 2025, National Security Hub.

Organisation

Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis

Research Interests

Digital politics, political participation, political communication, Internet studies

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bio/cv

Dr Max Halupka is a senior lecturer at the University of Canberra, at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. Dr Halupka is an expert in contemporary forms of political participation and new technology. His recent work looks to explore the theoretical foundations of digital technology and it's impacts on politics moving forward. 

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Governance) University of Canberra, Canberra
  • 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. (2019) “Contentious connective action: A new kind of life-political association for problematizing how expert systems operate”. Information, Communication, & Society, 1-16.
  • Halupka, M. (2018). “On Digital Intentionality and Motivation: a response to Wood and Flinders. Democratic Theory, 5 (2), 82–89
  • Halupka, M. (2018). “The legitimisation of clicktivism”. Australian Journal of Political Science, 53(1), 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.

 

Invited Keynote Presentations

  • (2019) – ‘International Forum on Elections’, National Election Commission, South Korea, Soul. October 24.
  • (2019) – ‘Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference’, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Brisbane. July 15-17

 

Book Chapters

  • Evans, M., Halupka, M., Stoker, G. (2019). Trust and Democracy in Australia, From Turnbull to Morrison: Understanding the Trust Divide: Ch. 2
  • Evans, M., Dunleavy, P., McGregor, C., Halupka, M (2019) “Towards digital era governance: lessons from the Australian experience”, in A” Research Agenda for Public Administration”. Massey, A. (ed.).: 146-161.
  • 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, Kent, S., and Raine (ed.).: 279
  • 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 (ed.).: Ch 2, 23-41        

 

Referred Book Reviews

  • Halupka, M. (2020) “The New American Paradigm: A reflective review of ‘Automating Inequality”. Information Polity, forthcoming.
  • 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., Halupka, M. (2019). “Review of AusIndustry’s Small Business Advisory Group”, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis.
  • 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. (2018) “On digital intention and motivation”. The Digital Advocacy Pioneers Workshop. Portsmouth, 6th of September – 7th of September.
  • Halupka, M. (2018) “How the internet is produced, and how it is consumed”. Southampton Political Participation Workshop, 9th of September.
  • 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
Research Projects Reports
  • (2019) Democracy 2025 Report No. 5. How Australian federal politicians would like to reform their democracy 
  • (2018) Democracy 2025 Report No. 2. What lessons can we draw from international experience for bridging the trust divide?
  • (2018) Democracy 2025 Report No. 1: Trust and Democracy in Australia—Democratic Decline and Renewal
  • (2017) Democracy 100 You Can Make a Difference. Towards a Charter For Australian Democracy?
  • (2017) (The Contented and the Disconnected: A Tale of Different Cultures: How public servants understand diversity in the Department of Environment and Energy
  • (2016) How Australians Imagine Their Democracy: The "Power of Us" (2016) 
  • (2016) Who do you trust to run the country? (2016)
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