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Biography

Dr Rob Imre has an interdisciplinary background in a number of academic fields. Connecting his research is a concern with the manner in which people interact with their governments. This includes studies and research in to diverse areas such as terrorist movements, comparative education systems, the use of social media by governments both in election campaigns and in policy controversies. He also has a focus on contemporary regime change and the ways in which governments decline and shift, and the ways in which active protests facilitate that change. His past research includes work on right-wing radicalism in Central Europe, and de-radicalisation initiatives in Malaysia. He has been an invited speaker at the ANU, the University of Szeged, Ruhr University in Bochum, and the University of Regensburg. He has just completed a pilot project measuring the response rates of political representatives via social media tools in 14 different countries. Dr Imre completed his Bachelor's (Honours) Political Studies at Queen's University in Canada, a Master's in Political Science at the University of Victoria, in Canada, and his PhD at the University of Queensland.

In 2014 Dr Imre will be on a Faculty Exchange [with Professor Stephan Bierling] to the University of Regensburg. Dr Imre will also be a visiting research fellow at the Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung in Regensburg.

In 2015 Dr Imre will be a Visiting Fellow to the Space and Political Agency Research Group (SPARG) at the School of Management in the University of Tampere.

 

Recent media:

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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland, 30/11/1999
  • Master of Arts, University of Victoria - Canada, 30/04/1992

Research

Research keywords

  • Comparative Politics of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Asia especially India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Asia-Pacific politics especially Singapore and Malaysia, and East-Central European Politics especially Hungary
  • Global Terrorism
  • International Relations
  • Life-Writing/Biography/Autobiography
  • Nationalism and Ethnicity
  • Peace/Conflict Studies
  • Political/Social Theory/Philosophy of any kind especially questions about multiculturalism, citizenship, diversity, modernity, radicalisation, nationalism, ethnicity
  • Religious and Political Violence
  • Security Studies

Research expertise

  • Global Terrorism
  • Nationalism and Ethnicity
  • Life-Writing/Biography/Autobiography
  • Asia-Pacific Politics
  • Peace/Conflict Studies
  • Political/Social Theory/Philosophy of any kind especially questions about multiculturalism, citizenship, diversity, modernity, radicalisation, nationalism, ethnicity
  • Genocide
  • Religious and Political Violence
  • Comparative Politics of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Asia especially India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Asia-Pacific politics especially Singapore and Malaysia, and East-Central European Politics especially Hungary
  • Security
  • International Relations

Languages

  • Hungarian

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160699Political Science Not Elsewhere Classified60
130200Curriculum And Pedagogy20
139900Other Education20

Awards

Research Award.

2012Vice-Chancellor's Research Award 2011
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Awarded to a Faculty member for the best published research contribution as voted on by the Faculty.

Collaboration

Global Terrorism, Nationalism and Ethnicity, Life-Writing/Biography/Autobiography, Peace/Conflict Studies, Genocide, Religious and Political Violence, Security Studies, International Relations.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Deputy Head - Newcastle Business School (2009-2011)

Deputy Director - Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies [CIOS] (2009-2011)

Discipline Head - Politics and International Relations (2012 onwards)

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Global Terrorism

Genocide Studies

International Relations

Regime Change

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-arts/what-you-will-study/majors/politics-and-international-relations

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2008Imre R, Mooney TB, Clarke B, Responding to Terrorism: Political, Philosophical and Legal Perspectives, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey, 239 (2008) [A1]

Publications

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Book (3 outputs)

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2013Griffiths TG, Imre R, Mass Education, Global Capital, and the World: The Theoretical Lenses of István Mészáros and Immanuel Wallerstein, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 201 (2013) [A1]

Co-authors: Tom Griffiths

2013Jose J, Imre R, Not So Strange Bedfellows: The Nexus of Politics and Religion in the 21st Century, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 217 (2013) [A3]

Co-authors: Jim Jose

2008Imre R, Mooney TB, Clarke B, Responding to Terrorism: Political, Philosophical and Legal Perspectives, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey, 239 (2008) [A1]

Chapter (13 outputs)

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2014Imre RJ, Owen S, 'A közösségi média és az alanyiság: A kormányzás információtechnológiai birodalma', Politikai kommunikáció-kutatások a közösségi média korában, Primaware, Szeged 243-262 (2014)
2014Imre RJ, Owen S, 'Hírszerzési kudarcok? A hírszerzés politikája', Politikai kommunikáció-kutatások a közösségi média korában, Primaware, Szeged 121-140 (2014)
2014Imre R, Owen Stephen, 'Twitter-ized Revolution: Extending the Governance Empire', Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The Arab Spring, Palgrave Macmillan, Sydney, Australia 120-134 (2014)
2014Merkovity N, Imre R, Major S, 'Social Media Innovation in Political Communication: Alternative or Mainstream', ICT Driven Public Service Innovation Comparative Approach Focusing on Hungary, National University of Public Service, Institute of International Studies, Budapest 155-171 (2014)
2013Imre R, 'Politicising Intelligence: Intelligence Failures and Politics', Spooked: The Truth About Intelligence in Australia, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 288-308 (2013) [B1]
2013Jose JW, Imre R, 'Situating the Nexus of Politics and Religion in the 21st Century', Not So Strange Bedfellows: The Nexus of Politics and Religion in the 21st Century, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle (UK) 2-12 (2013) [B1]

Co-authors: Jim Jose

2011Imre R, 'Reconceptualizing totalitarianism and fascism', The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex 343-353 (2011) [B1]
2010Griffiths TG, Imre R, 'Classroom discipline. A local Kantian?', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 146-159 (2010) [B1]

Co-authors: Tom Griffiths

2010Imre R, Millei Z, 'Citizenship. What citizenship? Using political science terminology in new discipline approaches', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 131-145 (2010) [B1]

Co-authors: Zsuzsanna Millei

2010Imre R, Jose JW, 'Globalising syncretism and the governance state: Beyond bipolar thinking on religious and political violence', Change and Stability: State, Religion and Politics in the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa, UNUM Wydawnictwo, Krakow, Poland 123-142 (2010) [B1]

Co-authors: Jim Jose

2010Millei Z, Imre R, 'Rethinking transition through ideas of 'community' in Hungarian kindergarten curriculum', Post-Socialism Is Not Dead: (Re)Reading the Global in Comparative Education, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom 125-154 (2010) [B1]

Co-authors: Zsuzsanna Millei

2010Imre R, Millei Z, Griffiths TG, 'Utopia/dystopia: Where do we go with 'discipline'?', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 160-174 (2010) [B1]
2010Imre R, 'Hungary's revolutionary golden team', Soccer and Philosophy: Beautiful Thoughts on the Beautiful Game, Open Court Publishing, Chicago, Illinois 290-301 (2010) [B2]
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Journal article (12 outputs)

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2014Imre RJ, 'Paradigms of research for the 21st Century: Perspectives and examples from practice', Issues in Educational Research, 24 114-116 (2014) [C3]
2013Imre R, 'Die Politik der Antipolitik: ¿Finnlandisierung¿ von Occupy?', Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 26 114 (2013) [C1]
2013Owen S, Imre R, 'Little mermaids and pro-sumers: The dilemma of authenticity and surveillance in hybrid public spaces', International Communication Gazette, 75 470-483 (2013) [C1]
2013Millei Z, Imre RJ, 'The "cosmopolitan" project and Hungarian kindergarten education: Re-reading socialism', Prospects, 43 133-149 (2013) [C1]
2013Imre R, 'Mondon Aurélien The Mainstreaming of the Extreme Right in France and Australia. A Populist Hegemony?', Modern & Contemporary France, 21 565-566 (2013) [C3]
2013Imre R, 'Clough, Patricia Ticineto and Willse, Craig (eds.), Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death, Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2011.', Somatechnics, 209-211 (2013) [C3]
2011Jose JW, Imre R, 'Governance states and national political identities: Angels, devils and belligerents', Australasian Canadian Studies, 28 1-18 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Jim Jose

2010Imre R, Jose JW, 'Religious and political violence: Globalising syncretism and the governance state', Religion, State and Society, 38 153-168 (2010) [C1]
2010Imre R, 'Badiou and the philosophy of social work: A reply to Stephen Webb', International Journal of Social Welfare, 19 253-258 (2010) [C1]
2010Imre R, Jose JW, 'Religion and nation: Modernity, secularism, and politics', Nebula, 7 1-11 (2010) [C3]

Co-authors: Jim Jose

2009Millei Z, Imre R, 'The problems with using the concept of 'citizenship' in early years policy', Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 10 280-290 (2009) [C1]
2009Imre R, Millei Z, 'Smashing cosmopolitanism: The Neo-liberal destruction of cosmopolitan education in East-Central Europe', Current Issues in Comparative Education, 12 76-85 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: Zsuzsanna Millei

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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Imre RJ, 'Paradigms of research for the 21st Century: Perspectives and examples from practice.', Issues in Educational Research (2014)

Conference (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Imre R, 'The modern Hungarian nation-state and education: Empire to socialism to post-empire/socialism?', CIES 2012. Program, Puerto Rico (2012) [E3]
2012Imre R, 'The production of cultural memory in public spaces in Central and South-Eastern Europe', Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Hobart, Tasmania (2012) [E3]
2011Imre R, 'Hungary, Europe, and power entrenchment', Program and Abstracts: Hungary, the European Union and Australia: Regional and Global Relations, Canberra, ACT (2011) [E3]
2011Imre R, 'Cyber-active! Civil society, technology and contemporary revolution', Political Communication in the Era of New Technologies: International Conference, Warsaw, Poland (2011) [E3]
2011Millei Z, Imre R, 'Liberation and socialist Hungarian kindergarten education: Ideology, indoctrination, or emancipation?', Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2011 Montreal Abstracts, Montreal (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Zsuzsanna Millei

2011Imre R, 'Food security: New directions in the global politics of food', Abstracts from the International Conference: Security in the EU and ASEAN: Comparisons and interactions, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011) [E3]
2011Imre R, 'Cyber-active! Civil Society, Technology, and Contemporary Revolution', Abstracts: McLuhan's Messages: International Conference for the Hundredth Anniversary of Marshall McLuhan's Birth, Budapest, Hungary (2011) [E3]
2011Imre R, 'Global consequences of the politics of food and food security', Glasnik UP ZRS, Koper, Slovenia (2011) [E3]
2011Millei Z, Imre R, 'The 'cosmopolitan' project and Hungarian Kindergarten Education: re-reading socialism', 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES), Montreal QC (2011) [E3]
2010Imre R, 'Anti-constitutional patriotism: The Hungarian obsession with the Treaty of Trianon', Round Table on Constitutional Patriotism and Identity, Canberra, ACT (2010) [E3]
2010Imre R, 'Religious/political violence and the virtual world: Some consequences surrounding digital democracy, terrorism and the 'New' securitization of the person', Networking Democracy Conference, Cluj, Romania (2010) [E3]
2010Imre R, 'Religion, terror and the nation-state: Australian nationalism and the terrorist threat with some comparisons to Canada and New Zealand', Liberty and Security in the Age of Terrorism Conference, Lexington, Kentucky (2010) [E3]
2010Jose JW, Imre R, 'Governance states and national political identities: Angels, devils and belligerents', ACSANZ Conference Abstracts, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Jim Jose

2010Imre R, 'The political biographies of Miklos Horthy and Janos Kadar: Bankrupting politics in democratic Hungary', Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference. Program, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Imre R, 'Nation-building and sport: The politics of nationalism and identity in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand', Canada and New Zealand: Connections, Comparisons and Challenges. Program, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
2009Imre R, 'Political religion/political violence: Reconceptualizing totalitarianism and fascism', Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009: Refereed Papers, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009Imre R, 'Global multiculturalism: Some comparative observations about social inclusion and Islamophobia', Challenging Islamophobia: Towards Social Justice & Inclusion: Presentations, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E2]
2009Jose JW, Imre R, 'Religious and political violence: Globalising syncretism and the governance state', Change and Stability: State Religion and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa: International Conference, Krakow, Poland (2009) [E3]
2009Imre R, 'Wine and resistance: The politics of subjectivity, neo-colonialison, the neo-liberal subject, and wine', CIOS: Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies Inaugural Conference Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Millei Z, Imre R, 'Considering the uses of 'citizenship' for an open society with children', 10th ISSA Annual Conference: Conference Program, Bucharest, Romania (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Zsuzsanna Millei

2009Imre R, 'The politics of wine: Regions and subregions of the political life-world', 'The Business of Wine': The Inaugural Wine Business Research Symposium: Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Imre R, 'Right-wing extremism and the governance state: Globalising radicalisation and state responses on the post-Cold War period', Europe Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Overcoming East and West: International Conference. Conference Programme, Wellington, NZ (2009) [E3]
2008Imre R, 'The politics of communicating Kertesz: European identity in the postmodern age', The Art of the Real: National Creative Non-Fiction Conference. Program, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Grushka K, Bennett J, Parkes RJ, Beirne R, Donnelly D, Falzon C, et al., 'Visual media texts: Teaching and assessing the humanities & social sciences in a post-literate age', Centre for Learning and Teaching, 18 (2013) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$24,667

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2012 (1 grants)

2011 Awards for Research Excellence - Shared Account$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Mike Calford, Professor Mark Parsons, Doctor Juanita Todd, Doctor Robert Imre, Doctor Michael Ondaatje, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski
SchemeRole
Award for Research ExcellenceInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020122012
GNo:G1200056

2010 (1 grants)

Sanctioning Abuse: Mainstream Political Discourse and the Devaluation of Political Culture$13,967
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Robert Imre, Associate Professor Jim Jose
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,96720102010
GNo:G1000689

2008 (2 grants)

Governing Right-wing radicals: an examination of the shifts in the fascist and neo-fascist movements in Hungary ? 1900 - 2008$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Robert Imre
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020082008
GNo:G0189491

Freedom and Democracy: European Perceptions, European Perspectives, Faculty of Humanities, koper University, Slovenia, 4/12/2008 - 6/12/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Robert Imre
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189594
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions15
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.15
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL5.9

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorResource Politics: Foreign Investors, the State and Traditional Landowners in the Development of Mineral Resources in Papua New Guinea: A Case Study of the Ramu Nickel Mine in Madang Province
20132018PhD (Politics)Co-SupervisorAn Analysis of the Failed West Papua De-colonisation Process: National Narrative versus the Rights of a Non-self-governing Territory
20132017PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorA (bio)Political Approach to Genocide: An Agambenian Critique
20132017PhD (Politics)Co-SupervisorApplicability of System Engineering Approaches to E-Democracy and E-Governance
20132017PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorEnergy Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean: A Threat to Middle Eastern Security or an Opportunity for Peace
20132017PhD (Politics)Co-SupervisorToward a Cooperative Eastern Central Europe
20132017PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorSovereignty in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Transitional Administration or Colony in Denial
20132017PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorDiamonds (and oil) are forever...a 'Resource Curse'? Geopolitical and Realist Paradigms and Conflict over Resources in Sierra Leone and Sudan
20132013PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorA Historical Geography of Western Australia's Water Policy and Development
20132018PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorWho is the Good Teacher as a Person?
20112015PhD (Politics)Co-SupervisorThe Paradox of Botswana's Democracy: When too Much Democracy is not Enough
20102014PhD (Politics)Co-SupervisorEnvironmental Governance and Diplomacy: The Twin Dilemmas of Resource Degradation and Conflict in Mau Forest, Kenya
20092014M Philosophy (Education)Co-SupervisorFunctional and Critical Literacy in Yo Sí Puedo An Examination of Cuba's Literacy Program Through a Freirean Lens
20082016PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorThe Clash of Civilizations: An International Relations Critique
20082015PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorManifesting the Ummah: Islamism and the State in Indonesia and Pakistan

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014M Philosophy (Politics)Principal SupervisorInstitutional Weakness as a Blessing: The Origins and Development of Costa Rican Exceptionalism Vis-a-vis Central America's Structural Disadvantage Within the Capitalist World-System
2014PhD (History)Co-SupervisorFrom Southern Africa to the Great Lakes Region: Challenges to Tanzanian Foreign Policy and Conflict Resolution in Sub-Saharan Africa
2013PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorBuilding States, Failing Nations: The Failure of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Iraq
2011PhD (Politics)Co-SupervisorFeminist Theory and Discursive Intersections: Activating the Code of 'Political Correctness'
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Dr Robert Imre

Work Phone(02) 4921 5009
Fax(02) 4921 6911
Email
PositionsSenior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPolitics
Office
SRS148,
Social Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/robert-imre