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John Braithwaite

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John Braithwaite is a Distinguished Professor and Founder of RegNet (the Regulatory Institutions Network) at the Australian National University.

Since 2004 he has led a 25-year comparative project called Peacebuilding Compared (most recent book: Networked Governance of Freedom and Tyranny (2012, with Hilary Charlesworth and Aderito Soares). He also works on business regulation and the crime problem. His best known research is on the ideas of responsive regulation (for which the most recent book is Regulatory Capitalism: How it works, ideas for making it work better (2008)) and restorative justice (most useful book, Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation (2002)). Reintegrative shaming has also been an important focus (see Eliza Ahmed, Nathan Harris, John Braithwaite and Valerie Braithwaite (2001) Shame Management through Reintegration). John Braithwaite has been active in the peace movement, the politics of development, the social movement for restorative justice, the labour movement and the consumer movement, around these and other ideas for 50 years in Australia and internationally.

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Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation

New York, Oxford University Press, 2002

Reconciliation and Architectures of Commitment: Sequencing peace in Bougainville (ANU E Press: 2010) John Braithwaite, Hilary Charlesworth, Peter Reddy & Leah Dunn. Available online at:


Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Crime and Public Health

Graham Dukes, John Braithwaite, J.P. Moloney

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014

Networked Governance of Freedom and Tyranny: Peace in Timor-Leste (ANU E Press: 2012)

Pillars and Shadows: Statebuilding as peacebuilding in Solomon Islands (ANU E Press: 2010) John Braithwaite, Sinclair Dinnen, Matthew Allen, Valerie Braithwaite & Hilary Charlesworth. Available online at:

Regulatory Capitalism

John Braithwaite

Restorative Justice & Responsive Regulation Videos

  • Restorative Justice Lecture - In this short lecture John Braithwaite examines some of the key theories and applications of Restorative Justice.

  • The limits of responsive regulation - Escalation of sanctions and a tough enforcement peak to a regulatory pyramid are key features of responsive regulation. In this video John Braithwaite, one of the founders of the regulatory pyramid discusses how people power can work within the pyramid to regulate business misconduct, crime and war.

  • Radical Ideas in Justice and Regulation - In this film, John Braithwaite explains how we can make wise choices about whether to punish or persuade.