Monash University Publishing: Advancing knowledge

In the National Interest Series

Monash University has a bold ambition: to build on its reputation as a trusted source of balanced information, and to inform, influence and inspire public discourse.

In The National Interest is a new series in the Monash Publishing catalogue that is focused on the challenges Australia confronts. Showcasing experts both from within Monash and beyond, these short, thought-provoking and accessible books will address the major issues of our times, from public policy to governance and government.

The series will offer eminent researchers, policy makers and political practitioners the opportunity to ‘make the case’. The issue might be leadership in modern politics, managing a pandemic, the argument for a bigger Australia, our role in the region, or the role of the public service. However, while the answers are often complex this new series will add evidence and nuance to debates all too often rendered simplistic.

In The National Interest will offer serious general readers evidence-based arguments that spark informed debate on the issues that matter. The first book in the series will be published in March 2021.