Marion Maddox is the leading authority on the intersection of religion and politics in Australia. She holds PhDs in theology (Flinders 1992) and political philosophy (UNSW 2000), and has taught Australian politics and religious studies in universities in Australia and New Zealand.
As the 1999-2000 Australian Parliamentary Fellow, she interviewed some fifty serving and retired federal Members and Senators about their views on faith and public life, resulting in For God and Country: Religious Dynamics in Australian Federal Politics (Canberra: Parliament of Australia, 2001.
Her landmark work, God Under Howard: The Rise of The Religious Right in Australian Politics (Sydney: Allen & Unwin 2005), was 'an exemplary case study of the interaction between religion and politics in Australia today' (Times Literary Supplement).
'Taking God to School: The End of Australia's Egalitarian Education will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2014.'
"Marion Maddox is challenging all Australians about the kind of society we want for the future. There is much at stake here and this makes Taking God to School essential reading." -- Peter Garrett, Sydney Review of Books, May 2014
- PhD (Political Philosophy), University of New South Wales, 31/12/2000
- PhD (Technology), Flinders University, 31/12/1992
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Anthropology), University of Sydney, 31/12/1988
- Religion and politics
- difference and inclusion
- religion and citizenship
- religion and law
- religious diversity
- religious freedom
Professor Maddox's areas of research expertise include religion and politics; religion and law; religion and citizenship; religious diversity; religious freedom; democracy, difference and inclusion; and Durkheim.
Fields of Research
|220000||Philosophy And Religious Studies||50|
|220405||Religion And Society||30|
|160601||Australian Government And Politics||20|
Committee/Associations (relevant to research).
- Member - Australasian Political Studies Association
- Member - New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions
- Australian Association for Study of Religions
Australian Association for Study of Religions (Australia)
|01/01/1999 - 01/12/2001|
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Book (4 outputs)
|2014||Maddox M, Taking God to School, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 248 (2014)|
|2005||Maddox M, God Under Howard, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 400 (2005)|
|2001||Maddox M, For God and Country: Religious Dynamics in Australian Federal Politics, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Canberra, 299 (2001)|
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Chapter (18 outputs)
|2012||Maddox M, 'Christianity in Australia and New Zealand: Faith and Politics in Secular Soil', Introducing World Christianity, John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex 201-217 (2012)|
|2011||Maddox M, 'Religion as the New Race', Outcast: the Plight of Black African Refugees, Africa World Press, . 69-82 (2011)|
|2011||Maddox M, 'Salvation and Conquest: The Battle for Australia', The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Politics and Religion in America, Wiley-Blackwell, . 424-438 (2011)|
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Journal article (30 outputs)
|2014||Maddox M, 'Right-wing Christian intervention in a Naïve Polity: The Australian Christian lobby', Political Theology, 15 132-150 (2014)|
|2014||Maddox M, 'Religious Intervention in a Naïve Polity:The Australian Christian Lobby', Political Theology, 15 132-150 (2014)|
|2014||Maddox M, 'Finding God in Global Politics', International Political Science Review, 35 . (2014)|
|2012||Maddox M, ''In the Goofy parking lot': growth churches as a novel religious form for late capitalism', SOCIAL COMPASS, 59 146-158 (2012)|
|2011||Maddox M, 'Are religious schools socially inclusive or exclusive? An Australian conundrum', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL POLICY, 17 170-186 (2011) [C1]|
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Conference (13 outputs)
|2009||Maddox M, 'Australia's Religious Right: How far can American comparisons take us?', ., Dunedin, New Zealand (2009)|
|2009||Maddox M, 'Secularism and Religious Politics: An Australian Exception', ., University of Copenhagen in cooperation with Dep. of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham and Dep. of Legal Philosophy and Law of Culture and Religion, University of Vienna (2009)|
|2009||Maddox M, 'International Symposium on Religion and Multicultural Citizenship', ., University of New South Wales, Australia (2009)|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
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2014 (1 grants)
Religion and Radicalism Research Network$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
|Doctor Timothy Stanley, Associate Professor Roland Boer, Professor Hilary Carey, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox, Doctor Kathleen McPhillips, Doctor Christina Petterson|
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