John Braithwaite

Emeritus Professor
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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P: +61 2 6125 2332
Building: Coombs Extension, #8
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John Braithwaite is an Emeritus Professor and Founder of RegNet (the Regulatory Institutions Network), now School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University.

John is best known for his work on restorative justice, responsive regulation and the globalization of regulation. He has been active in social movement politics for 50 years in Australia and internationally. In the past he has worked on a variety of areas of business regulation and on the crime problem. He now leads a 25-year comparative project called ‘Peacebuilding Compared’. Publications from this project include the co-authored Cascades of Violence: War, Crime and Peacebuilding Across South Asia (ANU Press 2018); Networked Governance of Freedom and Tyranny: Peace in East Timor (ANU Press: 2012); P_illars 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

  • 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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