Dr Zareh Ghazarian is a Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. He holds a BSc and BA from Deakin University and a BA (Hons) and PhD in Political Science from Monash University. He is a leading commentator on politics and appears regularly on national and international television and radio. Dr Ghazarian’s teaching and research interests include elections, institutions of governance, political leadership and comparative politics. He has published widely in academic journals and is co-author of Australian Politics for Dummies (2010, Wiley and Sons, Brisbane).