Victoria Stewart-Jolley


I have worked as a legal advisor on electoral processes for the United Nations for over 15 years, holding positions in East Timor, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Iraq, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Montenegro, Albania and Libya, where I specialised on legislation development and dispute resolution systems. I have a detailed comparative knowledge of electoral systems and have written on the impact of voting systems on government formation processes. My PhD focused on the democratisation processes of Afghanistan and Iraq from both legal and international relations perspectives and includes an examination of our understanding of democracy, political rights, and State transformation. My current research looks at the structure of democracy, the link between elections, democracy and institutional development.

Undergraduate Supervisions:  POL2