John Braithwaite

Distinguished Professor, Chief Investigator of 'Peacebuilding Compared'
Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ), Centre for Restorative Justice (CRJ), Centre for Tax System Integrity (CTSI), Crime, Policing, Security and Justice Group, RegHealth


B.A. (University of Queensland), Ph.D (University of Queensland)

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John Braithwaite

John Braithwaite is a Professor and Founder of RegNet (the Regulatory Institutions Network), now School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University.

John Braithwaite has been active in social movement politics around these and other ideas for 40 years in Australia and internationally. In the past he has worked on a variety of areas of business regulation and on the crime problem. His best known work is on the ideas of responsive regulation and restorative justice. His most recent book is the co-authored volume, Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Crime and Public Health (2014), with Graham Dukes and J.P Moloney.

He is now undertaking a 20-year comparative project called ‘Peacebuilding Compared’, with Hilary Charlesworth and Valerie Braithwaite. Publications from this project include the co-authored Networked Governance of Freedom and Tyranny: Peace in East Timor (ANU Press: 2012); Pillars and Shadows: Statebuilding as peacebuilding in Solomon Islands (ANU E Press: 2010); Reconciliation and Architectures of Commitment: Sequencing peace in Bougainville (ANU E Press: 2010); and Anomie and Violence: Non-truth and reconciliation in Indonesian peacebuilding (ANU E Press: 2010). 

Research interests

Responsive peacebuilding; peacekeeping; regulatory theory; responsive regulation; restorative justice; business regulation

Read more on John’s research and publications on his personal website on War|Crime|Regulation available at

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