Rob Watts

Rob Watts is Professor of Social Policy at RMIT University. Rob teaches policy studies, politics, the history of ideas, and applied human rights and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

Rob has produced a substantial and distinguished body of high-quality scholarship and research since the 1980s including 22 sole-authored, joint-authored, and edited books, along with some 45 sole and joint-authored chapters in books published by academic and trade presses like Routledge, Macmillan, Sage, Oxford University Press, Allen and Unwin, and Penguin.

His recent books include The Precarious Generation: A political economy of young people and Criminalizing Dissent: the liberal state and the problem of legitimacy.