• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I am a Professor in the School of Social Sciences, working on research and engagement in a range of policy and international issues across the Indo-Pacific. I was formerly Dean of the Sir Walter Murdoch School at Murdoch University, and prior to that head of the Policy and Governance Program and Director of the Centre for Democratic Institutions at the Australian National University (ANU). I have also worked with the Australian government, the United Nations and other international organisations, and held visiting appointments at Harvard, Oxford, and Johns Hopkins universities. As a political scientist, I have authored or edited seven books and over 100 scholarly papers, and received financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the United States Institute of Peace, the East-West Centre, the National Endowment for Democracy and the Australian Research Council. My PhD in Political Science is from the ANU.

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, PhD

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Research Output 1997 2019

Designing and reforming electoral systems in Southeast Asia

Reilly, B., 1 Jan 2019, Strong patronage, weak parties: The case for electoral system redesign in the Philippines. Hutchcroft, P. (ed.). Philippines: Anvil Publishing Inc, p. 43-57 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Centripetalism and electoral moderation in established democracies

Reilly, B., 3 Apr 2018, In : Nationalism and Ethnic Politics. 24, 2, p. 201-221 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conflict management
ethnic conflict
electoral system

Nina Caspersen. 2017. Peace agreements: finding solutions to intra-state conflicts

Reilly, B., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs. 5, 1, p. 103-105 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

An Elephant's Graveyard? Democracy and Development in East Asia

Reilly, B., 1 Jan 2017, In : Government and Opposition. 52, 1, p. 162-183 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

modernization theory
political science

Democratisation in the Asia-pacific: Two steps forward?

Reilly, B., 2017, Democratisation in the 21st Century: Reviving Transitology. Mohamedou, M-M. O. & Sisk, T. D. (eds.). UK: Routledge, p. 75-92 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Projects 2019 2019



Benjamin Reilly (Recipient), 1 Mar 2004

Prize: Fellowship

Nuffield Visiting Fellow

Benjamin Reilly (Recipient), 1 Sep 2004

Prize: Fellowship

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow

Benjamin Reilly (Recipient), 1 Sep 2010

Prize: Fellowship


Activities 2009 2009

  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Johns Hopkins University

Ben Reilly (Visiting researcher)
8 Jan 200930 Nov 2012

Activity: External visitsVisiting an external academic institution

Press / Media

China's influence on Western Australia

Benjamin Reilly


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media