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Dr Phil Griffiths

Dr Phil Griffiths
Name Phil Griffiths
Position Lecturer (Political Economy)
Section School of Commerce
Office T318
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1528
Extension 1528
Email
Qualifications BA Qld , BA(Hons) Macquarie , PhD ANU

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )
  • Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified ( 160599 )

Research interests
Australian political history
Fraser Government, 1975-83
The development and restructuring of capitalism in Australia
Crisis in Australian history
Class analysis
The development of the White Australia policy
The nature and uses of racism
The politics and history of the labour movement
The development of students' critical thinking and essay writing skills

Professional memberships
Australasian Political Studies Association
Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand
Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
Brisbane Labour History Association
Australian Historical Association

Currently teaching courses/programs
POL1000: Government, business and society
POL2000: Political and economic ideas
POL2001: Politics and international business

Phil is available to supervise honours or postgraduate theses on any topic related to his research interests. Contact him to discuss your ideas.

Research most recent
‘The “necessity” of a socially homogeneous population: the ruling class embraces racial exclusion’ in Labour History, no. 108, May 2015, pp. 123-44.
(with Sara Hammer) ‘Proposition testing: a strategy to develop critical thinking for essay writing’ in Martin Davies and Ronald Barnett (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2015, pp. 247-63.
‘“This is a British Colony”: the ruling-class politics of the seafarers’ strike, 1878-79,’ in Labour History, no. 105, November, 2013, pp. 131–52


Research most notable
‘The strategic fears of the ruling class: the construction of Queensland's Chinese Immigrants Regulation Act of 1877’, in the Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 58, no. 1, 2012, pp. 1–19
"From humiliation to triumph: Sir Henry Parkes, the squatters and the anti-Chinese movement, 1877-1878", Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 12, 2010, pp. 143-70
"Containing discontent: Anti-Chinese racism in the reinvention of Angus Cameron", Labour History (Australia), no. 94, May 2008, pp. 69-88
"The political economy of race and racism" in George Argyrous and Frank Stilwell (eds), Readings in political economy: economics as a social science, 3rd edn, Tilde University Press, Prahran (Vic), 2011


Publications in ePrints

Hammer, Sara and Griffiths, Phil (2015) Proposition testing: a strategy to develop critical thinking for essay writing. In: The Palgrave handbook of critical thinking in higher education. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., New York, United States, pp. 247-263. ISBN 978-113737805-7

Griffiths, Phil (2015) The 'necessity' of a socially homogeneous population: the ruling class embraces racial exclusion. Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History (108). pp. 123-144. ISSN 0023-6942

Griffiths, Phil (2013) This is a British colony: the ruling-class politics of the seafarers' strike, 1878-79. Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History, 105 (1). pp. 131-151. ISSN 0023-6942

Griffiths, Phil (2012) The strategic fears of the ruling class: the construction of Queensland's Chinese Immigrants Regulation Act of 1877. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 0004-9522

Griffiths, Phil (2011) Notes on early trade unionism in Townsville. The Queensland Journal of Labour History (13). pp. 17-23. ISSN 1832-9926

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