Rodney Tiffen

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Rodney Tiffen is an Australian emeritus professor of political science in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.[1]

Tiffen was educated at Monash University, and is considered a specialist in Australian mass media. Tiffen has authored 39 books,[2][3][4][5][6] Tiffen also co-authored a popular reference book, How Australia Compares,[7] with Ross Gittins, a journalist from the Sydney Morning Herald.

Selected works[edit]

  • Tiffen, R. (1990). News and Power. North Sydney, Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Tiffen, R. (2001). Diplomatic Deceits. Government, Media and East Timor. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Tiffen, R., Gittins, R. (2004). How Australia Compares. Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tiffen, R. (2017) Disposable leaders. New South Press [2]


  1. ^ "Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen". The University of Sydney. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Fitzgerald, Ross (30 March 2017). "Politics review: Disposable Leaders". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. ^ Tiffen RE 2001 Diplomatic Deceits - Government, Media and East Timor, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.
  4. ^ Tiffen RE 1999 Scandals, Media, Politics and Corruption in Contemporary Australia, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.
  5. ^ Tiffen RE 1989 News and Power, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.
  6. ^ Tiffen RE 1978 The News from Southeast Asia - The Sociology of Newsmaking, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
  7. ^ Tiffen RE and Gittins R 2004 How Australia Compares, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge/Melbourne.