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Professor Ann Capling

BA (York), MA (Calgary), PhD (Toronto)

Elected: 2014

Discipline: Political Science


Professor Ann Capling is an Honorary Professor in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Melbourne. Previosuly she was Provost and Professor of Political Science at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.  She specialises in international political economy, especially trade policy, Asia-Pacific trade agreements and the WTO. She is currently leading an ARC-funded project on the future of the multilateral trade system. 

Key appointments include Member of the SBE Panel for the 2010 ERA exercise of the Australian Research Council, President of the Australian Political Science Association, Member of the Australian Delegation to the WTO Ministerial Meeting in 2010, government and industry consultancies, and extensive work as an external reviewer of university departments and centres. 


AC and Patrick Low (eds), Negotiating Preferentially or Multilaterally? Governments, Non-State Actors and Trade Policy-Making (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), xiii + 344 pp

All the way with the USA:  Australia, United States and Free Trade (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2005), vi + 96 pages

AC and John Ravenhill, ‘Australia, the United States and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Diverging Interests and Unintended Consequences’, Australian Journal of Political Science 48, 2 (2013), pp 184-96.

AC and John Ravenhill, ‘Multilateralising Regionalism: What role for the Trans-Pacific Partnership?’, The Pacific Review 34, 5 (2011), pp 553-575.

‘Professing Political Science in Australia:  The What, How and Why of a Disciplinary Education’, Australian Journal of Political Science 45, 2 (2010), 475-82.

AC and Richard Higgott, ‘The Future of the Multilateral Trade System: What Role for the WTO?’, Global Governance, 15, 3 (2009), 313-26.

AC and Kim Richard Nossal, ’The Contradictions of Regionalism in North America’, Review of International Studies, 35, 1 (2009): 145-65 


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