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Nivek Thompson

Biography

Nivek is undertaking a PhD focusing on answering the question: can democratic innovations reduce the democratic deficit by impacting on the existing institutions of representative democracy?

Nivek works part-time for the newDemocracy Foundation designing and supporting democratic initiatives around Australia as well as overseeing the research projects commissioned to learn from these initiatives.

Nivek has worked in State government and the non-government sector undertaking community and stakeholder engagement to support change and the development of new policies in a broad range of areas including quality childcare, children’s rights, competition policy, consumer protection, community development, workplace health and safety, road safety and regulatory reform.

Nivek is an active member of the post-graduate community holding a number of positions formally representing PG students: member of the inaugural Council of the Postgraduate Representative Union, UTS and Post-graduate representative on the Executive Council of the Australian Political Studies Association.

Professional

 
Research Assistant, Institute for Sustainable Futures
 

Research Interests

NIvek's research interests relate to democracy and democratic innovations as well as institutionalism in particular institutional change. 
 

Conferences

Thompson, N.K. & Riedy, C. 2014, 'Democratic Innovations in Local Government : A Public Value perspective', http://www.ipwea.org/viewdocument/?DocumentKey=50126ce1-a54f-49cc-94bb-f..., Sustainability in Public Works 2014 Conference, Tweed Heads / Coolangatta.
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Nivek is an active member of the post-graduate community holding a number of positions formally representing PG students: member of the inaugural Council of the Postgraduate Representative Union, UTS and Post-graduate representative on the Executive Council of the Australian Political Studies Association.