Andrew Reynolds (political scientist)

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Andrew Stephen Reynolds (born 21 May 1967 in London, UK ) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, USA. Reynolds is a specialist in democratization, electoral system design, constitutional design, minority rights and ethnic conflict. A British citizen, he received his M.A. in South African politics from the University of Cape Town in 1992 and his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 1996. he taught at the University of Notre Dame from 1997–2001 and at Chapel Hill since 2001; since 2008 he has been the Chair of the Global Studies Curriculum there.

Since 1995 he has undertaken advising missions to over twenty countries and been an expert consultant for half a dozen others. He was an adviser to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement talks (2003–2005), the Afghan Wolesi Jirga (2003–2007), the Libyan National Transitional Council (2011) and a number of Egyptian political parties (2011). His missions have been sponsored by the United Nations,[which?] 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 published opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other papers. He also and sits on the editorial board of the academic journal Representation.[1] His work has been translated into multiple languages: French, Spanish, Arabic, Serbo-Croat, Albanian, Burmese, and Portuguese.


  • Reynolds, Andrew (1994). Election '94 South Africa: the campaigns, results and future prospects. New York: David Philip St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9780864862761. 
  • Reynolds, Andrew; Reilly (1997). Electoral system design: the new international IDEA handbook (volume 1). Stockholm, Sweden: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).  |first3= missing |last3= in Authors list (help)
  • Reynolds, Andrew; Sisk, Timothy eds. (1998). Elections and conflict management in Africa. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP). ISBN 1878379798. 
  • Reynolds, Andrew ed. (1999). Election '99 South Africa: from Mandela to Mbeki. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0312228716. 
  • Reynolds, Andrew (1999). Electoral systems and democratization in Southern Africa. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198295105. 
  • Reynolds, Andrew ed. (2002). The architecture of democracy: constitutional design, conflict management, and democracy. Oxford, UK New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199246467. 
  • Reynolds, Andrew; Reilly, Ben; Ellis, Andrew (2005). Electoral system design: the new international IDEA handbook. Stockholm, Sweden: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). ISBN 9789185391189. 
  • Reynolds, Andrew (2011). Designing democracy in a dangerous world. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199594481. 
  • Brownlee, Jason; Masoud, Tarek; Reynolds, Andrew (2013). The Arab Spring: the politics of transformation in North Africa and the Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

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  1. ^ "Representation". editorial board. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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