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Politics Improving the quality of public policymaking & governance

Our research programme aims to visualise, measure and explain changes in performance in public policy making and governance, mostly through international comparisons.

This programme includes:

  • an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project on corruption
  • Marie Curie funded research on regulatory reform
  • research on the links between science and policy making

The international dimensions of policy making and governance are particularly important to us. Recent research includes:

  • how defence procurement policies are influenced by domestic and international factors
  • comparative study of Western perceptions and policies in response to the rise of China