Dr Ron Levy is a Senior Lecturer in law at the Australian National University. He researches and writes on public law and political theory, especially constitutional law, the law of politics, and deliberative democracy. He is the winner of several research awards including grants from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Australian Research Council.
Ron co-wrote The Law of Deliberative Democracy (Routledge, 2016, with Graeme Orr) and was guest co-editor-in-chief of the Election Law Journal for its 2013 symposium issue on the same topic. He is also the lead editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism (under contract, CUP; with Hoi Kong, Jeff King and Graeme Orr).
Ron co-directs the Project on Deliberative Governance and Law, hosted jointly at ANU and McGill University. The project is an international network of scholars advancing research on institutional innovations based on studies of law, governance and deliberative democracy; and a platform for innovative ideas to influence domestic and international approaches to governance.
Ron was recently a chief investigator on two ARC Discovery Projects: 'The Law of Deliberative Democracy: Theory and Reform' (DP130100706) bridging research on election law with deliberative democratic theory; and 'Confronting the Devolution Paradox' (DP140102682) on federalism and political culture.
Ron's other projects include studies of constitutional reform, including prospects for reform via deliberative democracy in conflict societies. He has been a Visitor at Yale Law School, Cambridge University, Stanford University, McGill University and King's College London.