Björn Dressel

Dr Björn Dressel is a Senior Lecturer at Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, and also currently holds an Australian Research Council Early Career Research Award (2013–16).

His research is concerned with issues of comparative constitutionalism, judicial politics, and governance and public sector reform in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. He has published in a range of international journals, including the Journal of Democracy, Governance, Administration & Society, Contemporary Southeast Asia, and Pacific Review. He is the editor of The Judicialization of Politics in Asia (Routledge, 2012) and Politics and Constitutions in Southeast Asia (Routledge 2016).

In recent years, Dr Dressel has been a visiting scholar at the Institute of Local Government Studies in Ghana, the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) and the Institute for Security and International Studies (ISIS) in Thailand, the Institute of Economic Development, Growth & Equity in South Africa, and the Institute for Security and Development Studies in the Philippines.

He has also been a consultant for the World Bank, Brookings and Chemonics International, and a Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Professorial Lecturer in International Development, as well as an Associate Lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.