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Andrew Reynolds

  • Associate Professor
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. Andrew Reynolds, Associate Professor of Political Science, received his M.A. from the University of Cape Town and his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. His research and teaching focus on democratization, constitutional design and electoral politics. He has worked for the United Nations, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the UK Department for International Development, the US State Department, the National Democratic Institute, the International Republican Institute, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the International Foundation for Election Systems. He has also served as a consultant on issues of electoral and constitutional design for Afghanistan, Angola, Burma, Egypt, Fiji, Guyana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia,Yemen, and Zimbabwe; most recently in the summer and fall of 2011 in Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya and Cairo, Egypt. He has received research awards from the U.S. Institute of Peace, the National Science Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. Among his books are Designing Democracy in a Dangerous World (Oxford, 2011), The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy (Oxford, 2002), Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa (Oxford, 1999), Election 99 South Africa: From Mandela to Mbeki (St. Martin's, 1999), and Elections and Conflict Management in Africa (USIP, 1998), co-edited with T. Sisk. He is currently working on a book on the Arab Spring with Tarek Masoud (Harvard) and Jason Brownlee (UT). His articles have appeared in journals including World Politics, Democratization, Politics and Society, Electoral Studies, The Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, and Political Science Quarterly. He has published opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and San Diego Union Tribune. His work has been translated into French, Spanish, Arabic, Serbo-Croat, Albanian, Burmese, and Portuguese.