Dr Stephen Sherlock

Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences


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Stephen Sherlock is a former Director of the Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) at the Australian National University. He is currently a researcher, writer, trainer and political governance consultant, working in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in Indonesia. He has been an adviser for the World Bank, UN, Asian Development Bank, AusAID/DFAT, USAID, the Asia Foundation and a range of political foundations such as the National Democratic Institute, Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Hanns Seidel Foundation. Before branching out into consultancy work, he was a Senior Research on foreign affairs and international development in the Australian Parliament for over a decade.

Research Interests

His current research interests include Indonesian politics, political parties, elections, accountability in government and reform of government institutions.

Book Chapters

Sherlock S, 2015, 'Democratic achievement and policy paralysis: Implications for Indonesia’s continuing ascent', in , Springer

Sherlock S, 2015, 'A balancing act: relations between state institutions under Yudhyono', in