Dr Ian Cook

Ian Cook

PhD. (UQ) B.A. (Hons.) (UQ)
Position: Senior Lecturer
Organization: Murdoch University
Country: Australia

Academic Focus

My current areas of research involve applying Deleuzian philosophy to the following: the various manifestations of cyberspace (in particular, to different forms of gaming), political ideas and regimes (and especially to those my collaborator, Dr. Greg Thompson from the School of Education at Murdoch University, and I refer to as ”ruling figures”) and to education (again with Dr. Greg Thompson). I am also interested in masculinity and its role in identity formation and political practice (but do not use Deleuze, as yet, for this).


  • Smith, R., Vromen, A. and Cook I. (eds) (2012). Contemporary Politics in Australia, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cook, I. Walsh, M. and Harwood, J. (2009). Government and Democracy in Australia, Second Edition, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Smith, R., Vromen, A. and Cook I. (2006). Keywords in Australian Politics. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cook, I. (2004). Government and Democracy in Australia, Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (Reprinted 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Cook, I. 1999. Liberalism in Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Cook, I. 1998. Reading Mill: Studies in Political Theory. London: Macmillan


  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2017). The politics of teaching time in disciplinary and control societies. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 38(1), 26-37, DOI 10.1080/01425692.2016.1234365
  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2016). The Logic of Data-Sense: Thinking Through Learning Personalisation. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. DOI 10.1080/01596306.2016.1148833
  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2015). Producing the NAPLAN Machine: A Schizoanalytic Cartography. Deleuze Studies. 9(3), pp.410-423. DOI:10.3366/dls.2015.0195
  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2015). Becoming—Topologies of education: Deformations, networks and the database effect. Discourse: The Cultural Politics of Education. DOI:10.1080/01596306.2014.890411. DE120101469
  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2014). Education Policymaking and Time. The Journal of Education Policy. 29(5), 700-715. DE120101469
  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2014). The Eternal Return of Teaching in the Time of the Corporation. Deleuze Studies. 8(2), 280-296.
  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2014). Manipulating the Data: Teaching and NAPLAN in the Control Society. Discourse: The Cultural Politics of Education. 35(1), 129-142. DE120101469
  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2013). The Logics of Good Teaching in an Audit Culture: A Deleuzian Analysis. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 45(3), 243-258. DE120101469
  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2013). Mapping Teacher-Faces. Studies in Education and Philosophy. 32(4), 379-395.
  • Thompson, G. & Cook, I. (2012). Spinning in the NAPLAN Ether: ‘Postscript on the Control Societies’ and the Seduction of Education in Australia. Deleuze Studies. 6(4), 564-584. DE120101469
  • Cook, I. 2009. ‘Theorising Schmitt’s Friend-Enemy through Deleuzian Folding and First Person Shooters’ symploke 17(1-2): 109-124.
  • Dent, Christopher and Cook I. (2007). ‘Stare Decisis, Repetition and Understanding Common Law’ Griffith Law Review 16(1): 131-150.
    (Reproduced: 2008. U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 361)
  • Cook, I. and Horobin, G. (2006). ‘Implementing EGovernment Without Promoting Dependence: Open Source Software In Developing Countries In Southeast Asia,’ Public Administration And Development 26(4): 279-289.
  • Cook, I. 2006. ‘Western Heterosexual Masculinity, Anxiety and Web Porn,’ The Journal of Men’s Studies, 14(1): 47-63.

Other works

  • Cook, I. (2016) ‘On Not Mistaking Deleuze (With the Help of Some Buddhists)’ in See, T. and Bradley, J. (eds.) Deleuze and Buddhism. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Cook, I. (2012) ‘Critical Theories’, in Smith, Rodney, Vromen, A. and Cook I. (eds) 2012. Contemporary Politics in Australia, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cook, I. (2009). ‘Internet Gaming Addiction and Bodies without Organs’ in Savat, D. and Poster, M. (eds.) Deleuze and Information Technologies. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Zetlin, Dianne, Cook, I. and Leet, M. (1998). ‘Three Perspectives on the Missing State in Marxism,’ in The Points of Change: Marxism/Australia/History/Theory eds. C. Ferrier and R. Phelan. Brisbane: University of Queensland.
  • Cook, I. (1996). ‘Australian Political Thought.’ In Politics in Australia. ed. Rodney Smith. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
  • Cook, I. (1994). ‘From Menzies to Hewson: Two Traditions of Liberalism in the Liberal Party of Australia.’ Australian Political Ideas. ed. Geoff Stokes. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press: 168 – 195.
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