Lee Morgenbesser is a lecturer with the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University and recipient of a Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council (2018-2020). His research examines authoritarian regimes, democratization, dictators, flawed elections and Southeast Asian politics (particularly in Cambodia, Myanmar and Singapore).
His opinion has been sought by 7:30 Report, ABC News, Asia Times, BBC News, Freedom House, National Endowment for Democracy, Nikkei Asian Review, Reuters, Sky News, South China Morning Post, The Conversation, The Diplomat, The Guardian, The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, Time Magazine and Voice of America.
More information can be found here: www.leemorgenbesser.com
- Flawed Elections
- Southeast Asian Politics
- Myanmar [Burma]
- Morgenbesser, L. (2016). Behind the Facade: Elections under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia.
- Morgenbesser, L. (2017). Misclassification on the Mekong: the origins of Hun Sens personalist dictatorship. Democratization, 1–18.
- Debre, M. J., & Morgenbesser, L. (2017). Out of the shadows: autocratic regimes, election observation and legitimation. Contemporary Politics, 23(3), 328–347.
- Morgenbesser, L. (2016). The autocratic mandate: elections, legitimacy and regime stability in Singapore. Pacific Review, 1–27.
- Morgenbesser, L. (2016). The failure of democratisation by elections in Cambodia. Contemporary Politics, 1–22.
- Morgenbesser, L. (2015). In Search of Stability: Electoral Legitimation under Authoritarianism in Myanmar. European Journal of East Asian Studies, 14(2), 163–188.
- Morgenbesser, L. (2014). Elections in Hybrid Regimes: Conceptual Stretching Revived. Political Studies, 62(1), 21–36.
- Kefford, G., & Morgenbesser, L. (2013). Bridging the information gap: A survey of politics and international relations PhD students in Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science, 48(4), 507–518.
- Morgenbesser, L. (2013). The 2012 TRIP survey of international relations in Australia: one problem to rule us all. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 67(2), 218–233.
Discovery Early Career Research Award, Australian Research Council 2018 -