International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council Member

Benjamin Reilly

Murdoch University

Benjamin Reilly is Dean of the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Murdoch University in Australia. Previously, Dr. Reilly was professor of political science and director of the Centre for Democratic Institutions in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU). He is the author of six books and over 70 journal articles and book chapters on issues of democratization, constitutional reform, party politics, electoral system design and conflict management, and has advised numerous governments and international organizations on these subjects. His latest books are a study of democratization and political reform in Asia and the Pacific, Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific (Oxford University Press, 2006), and an edited volume, Political Parties in Conflict-Prone Societies (United Nations University Press, 2008). In 2009–2012, he was a Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), in Washington DC. Dr. Reilly was also a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in 2010. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the ANU.

Forum Events

“Democracy in East Asia: An Elephant’s Graveyard?”, International Forum for Democratic Studies (Jul. 19, 2010)

Forum Publications

“Weighing the Asia Model,” Journal of Democracy (Jul. 2015)

“Southeast Asia: In the Shadow of China,” Journal of Democracy (Jan. 2013)