Griffith Experts Academic Profile

Journal Articles

2016 ‘Integrating recovery within a resilience framework: empirical insights and policy implications from regional Australia’ (with Lex Drennan and Rod Rhodes) Politics and Governance, Vol 4 pp. 74-86.

2016 ‘Court politics in a federal polity’ (with Rod Rhodes) Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol 51 pp. 338-354.

2015 ‘The dilemmas of organisational capacity’ Policy and Society, Vol 34 pp. 209-217.

2015 ‘Focus groups as ethnography: the case of prime ministers’ chiefs of staff’, (with Rod Rhodes) Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol 4 (2) pp 208 – 222.

2015 ‘Reforming Australia’s Federal Framework: Priorities and Prospects’. Australian Journal of Public Administration. Vol 74 (4) pp 398-405.

2015 ‘Research and Evaluation: Craft and Capacity in the Public Service’. Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 74 (1) pp 53-62.

2011 ‘Advising Australian Federal Governments: Assessing the Evolving Capacity and Role of the Australian Public Service’. Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 70 (4) pp 335-346.

2011 ‘Advising Ministers- The Special Problem of Defence’, (with Tracey Arklay and Hugh White). Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 70 (4) pp 365-376.

2011 ‘No Home for Housing: The Situation of the Commonwealth’s Housing Policy Advisory Function’, (with Vivienne Milligan). Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 70 (4) pp 391-407.

2011 ‘The Australian Public Service and Policy Advising: Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Governance’, (with Evert Lindquist). Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 70 (4) pp 437-450.

2009 ‘Un trop fort movement de balancier ou l’angoisse exisentielle des hauts fonctionnaires australiens’ (with Patrick Weller). Télescope, Vol 15 (1) pp 35 – 49

2008 ‘The Council for the Australian Federation: A new structure of Australian Federalism’. Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol 67 (2) pp 122-134.

2007 ‘The learner: John Howard’s system of national security advice’. Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol 61, Issue 4, December, pp 504-520.

2006 ‘Working with the stock we have: the evolving role of Queensland’s Implementation Unit’. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Vol 8 (4), December, pp. 371-391.

2006 ‘Overload or overblown? Ministerial staff and dilemmas of executive advice’ Social Alternatives. Volume 25, No. 3, December 2006, pp. 7-12.

2006 Advising Howard: interpreting changes in advisory and support structures for the Prime Minister of Australia’ Australian Journal of Political Science. vol. 41 no. 3, pp. 309-324.

2002 A Load of Old Garbage: Applying Garbage-Can Theory to Contemporary Australian Housing Policy (with Terry Burke). Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 86-97.

Books and Book Chapters

Tiernan, A 2016, ‘Beyond the nadir of political leadership’, in J Schultz & A Tiernan (eds), Griffith Review 51: Fixing the System. Griffith University in conjunction with Text Publishing, Melbourne. pp 11-23.

Tiernan, A & Menzies, J, 2015, ‘Caretaker Conventions’, in B Galligan & S Brenton (eds), Constitutional Conventions in Westminster Systems: Controversies, Changes and Challenges, Cambridge University Press, pp. 91-115.

Rhodes, R.A.W. & Tiernan, A 2015, ‘Prime ministers’ chiefs of staff: coping with wild treachery and weirdness’, in D Alexander, & J Lewis (eds), Making Public Policy Decisions: Expertise, Skills and Experience,  Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 146-65.

Rhodes, R.A.W. and Tiernan, A 2015, ‘Executive governance and its puzzles’, in A Massey & K Johnson (eds), The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 84-103.

Tiernan, A 2012, ‘Delivering public policies’, in R Smith, A Vromen & I Cook (eds), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practice, Issues, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, pp. 249-259.

Tiernan, A 2001 ‘Problem or solution? The role of ministerial staff’, in J Fleming & I Holland (eds), Motivating Ministers to Morality, Ashgate, London.