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Professor Robert Manne

BA (hons) (Melbourne), BPhil (Oxford)

Elected: 1999

Discipline: Political Science

Specialisation: Australian Political Culture, Aboriginal Politics, European Politics in the 1930s.


Robert Manne is Professor of Politics at La Trobe University. Over three decades, he has contributed to debate in this country through his numerous books, essays, and newspaper articles on culture, politics and international relations. He writes regularly for the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ and ‘The Age’.

Robert Manne has published thirteen books, including ‘The Petrov Affair’; ‘The Culture of Forgetting: Helen Demidenko and the Holocaust’; and ‘In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right’. His most recent publications are ‘Whitewash’ (ed.), ‘The Howard Years’ (ed.) and ‘Sending them home: refugees and the new politics of indifference’.

Robert Manne was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences in 1999. In 1998/9 he served on the Australian Citizenship Council and is presently Chair of the Management Committee of ‘Australian Book Review’ and a member of the Interim Board of the Stolen Generations Taskforce in Victoria.


  • Robert Manne (2001) In Denial. Melbourne: BlackInc.
  • Robert Manne (1998) The Way We Live Now. Melbourne: Text Publishing.
  • Robert Manne (1996) The Culture of Forgetting. Melbourne: Text Publications.
  • Robert Manne (1994) The Shadow of 1917. Melbourne: Text Publishing.
  • Robert Manne (1987) The Petrov Affair. Sydney: Pergamon Press.


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