Discipline: Political Science
Professor Stephen Bell is Deputy Head and was a former Head of the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. Prior to joining UQ Stephen Bell held positions at Griffith University, the University of New England, and the University of Tasmania, where he was Head of the School of Government. He has also held visiting positions at the Australian National University and the Copenhagen Business School.
His main teaching and research interests focus on institutional questions associated with the politics of economic policy.
He is the author or editor of nine books and has published widely in national and international journals. His most recent books include Australia's Money Mandarins: the Reserve Bank and the Politics of Money, Cambridge University Press, and Rethinking Governance, Cambridge University Press. He is currently finalising a co-authored book on the rise of the People's Bank of China.
He is also engaged in two major ARC funded research projects, one dealing with financial and banking reform in China and the other dealing with the nature of recent banking crises in a four country study.
Main Teaching, Research or Administrative Posts
- Head, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland (2004 - 2007)
- Deputy Head, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland (2007 - )
- Visiting Research Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian National University (January - February 1997)
- Visiting Professorial Fellow, Copenhagen Business School (October - November 2007)
- Australian Political Studies Association Henry Mayer Prize (1997)
Stephen Bell and Andrew Hindmoor (2009), Rethinking Governance: The Centrality of the State in Modern Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Stephen Bell (2004), Australia's Money Mandarins: The Reserve Bank and the Politics of Money. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Stephen Bell (2011), Do we Really Need a Constructivist Institutionalism to Explain Institutional Change?, in British Journal of Political Science, 44: 883-906
Stephen Bell (2009), Reforming China's Stock Market: Institutional change Chinese Style, in Political Studies, 57: 117-140
Stephen Bell (2012), The Power of Ideas: The Ideational Shaping of the Structural Power of Business, in International Studies Quarterly, 56: 661-673