Lee Morgenbesser is contracted as a research fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute and Centre for Governance and Public Policy for the period August 2014 to August 2018. More information can be found on his website here.
- Authoritarian regimes
- Classical dictatorship
- Concept systemisation
- Hybrid regimes
- Southeast Asian politics (particularly Cambodia, Myanmar and Singapore)
- “The Rise of Smarter Authoritarianism” (book manuscript).
- Morgenbesser, Lee. Behind the Façade: Elections under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia (SUNY Press: October 2016).
Referred Journal Articles
- Morgenbesser, Lee. “Out of the Shadows: Autocratic Regimes, Election Observation and Legitimation,” Contemporary Politics (forthcoming; with Maria Debre).
- Morgenbesser, Lee. “Misclassification on the Mekong: The Origins of Hun Sen’s Personalist Dictatorship,” Democratization (forthcoming).
- Morgenbesser, Lee. “The Autocratic Mandate: Elections, Legitimacy and Regime Stability in Singapore,” The Pacific Review 30, 2 (2017): 205-231.
- Morgenbesser, Lee. “The Failure of Democratisation by Elections in Cambodia,” Contemporary Politics, 23, 3 (2017): 135-155.
- Morgenbesser, Lee. “In Search of Stability: Electoral Legitimation under Authoritarianism in Myanmar,” European Journal of East Asian Studies 14, 2 (2015): 163-188.
- Morgenbesser, Lee. “Elections in Hybrid Regimes: Conceptual Stretching Revived,” Political Studies 62, 1 (2014): 21-36.
- Morgenbesser, Lee. “Bridging the Information Gap: A Survey of Politics and International Relations PhD Students in Australia,” Australian Journal of Political Science 48, 4 (2013): 507-518 (with Glenn Kefford).
- Morgenbesser, Lee. “The 2012 TRIP Survey of International Relations in Australia: One Problem to Rule Us All,” Australian Journal of International Affairs 62, 2 (2013): 222-237.
- "Smarter Authoritarianism: The Survival Techniques of Dictators" (with Erica Frantz)
- "Field Research in Authoritarian Regimes: Challenges and Opportunities" (with Meredith Weiss)
- "Political Science Research in Australia" (with Duncan McDonnell)
- "States, Neopatrimonialism and Elections: Democratization in Southeast Asia?" (with Tom Pepinsky)
- Cambodia's Leader Just Cracked Down on the Opposition, and the Consequences will be Dramatic, Monkey Cage, 24 February 2017.
- Lifting Myanmar's Sanctions: Right or Wrong? Myanmar Times, 26 September 2016.
- Elections without Democracy in Southeast Asia, New Mandala, 5 August 2016 (with Tom Pepinsky).
- The Theatre of Authoritarian Elections - Why Myanmar is going to the Polls, The Conversation, 5 November 2015. Reprinted in Monkey Cage.
Awards, Grants and Fellowships
- Griffith Business School/Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Excellence Award – Early Career Researcher Category, Highly Commended (2017)
- Griffith Business School New Researcher Grant, $10,000 (2016).
- Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Outgoing Postgraduate Award, $63,000 (2012).