Dr John Tate is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle, Australia. He was appointed as foundation lecturer in Politics at the University of Newcastle in 1997.
His primary research interests are political philosophy and history of political thought. He has published in these areas in journals such as American Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, Political Theory, European Journal of Political Theory, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Journal of European Studies, and Telos. He has also published on Australian politics in the Australian Journal of Political Science and Australian Journal of Politics and History. In 2016 he published Liberty, Toleration and Equality. John Locke, Jonas Proast and the Letters Concerning Toleration (New York: Routledge: 2016).
He has also completed a play, Relaxed and Comfortable: The Rise and Fall of John Howard, which he has yet to convince an Australian theatre company to produce. He finds politicians interesting but knows enough about politics to realise he wouldn’t want to be one.