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Public Policy and Governance Group (PPGG)

Public Policy Research

Welcome to the webpages of the Public Policy and Governance Group (PPGG) based in the University of Exeter’s Politics Department.

Members of the PPGG have expertise across a wide range of public policy theories, issues and methodologies. We publish in high impact generalist and specialist journals and in practitioner-oriented publications. Many of our members are also members of the Centre for European Governance and collaborate in networks both within and beyond the cluster on a range of research themes.

Key areas of research interest for the PPGG include behavioural policy and experimental methods, deliberative policymaking and citizen governance, the interface between politics and policymaking, environmental policy, European governance, gender and public policy, implementation, health policy, regulatory governance, the organisation of public services, the regulation of the digital economy, global governance and global public policy. We approach these topics from a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives.

Members of the Group deliver:

We also teach a variety of related PGT and UG modules. We supervise PhD students from around the world on the whole range of public policy and public administration research for more information see Research students.

Members of the Group include:

Dr Sarah Cooper Gender and public policy, health policy, criminal justice, law & public policy
Professor Claire Dunlop Evidence-based policy, impact assessment, policy learning, regulatory governance, theories of the policy process
Professor Isabelle Engeli Agenda setting and the policy process; gender+/sexual+ equality policy; morality politics and policy; comparative methods
Dr Athanassios Gouglas  Political elites; comparative parliaments; special advisers; global governance
Dr Stephen Greasley Delegation, government outsourcing, economic governance
Professor Alison Harcourt Regulatory competition, internet governance, standard developing organisations
Professor Oliver James Behavioural public policy and administration, political participation, evidence in politics and policy
Dr Sandra Kröger European integration theory, democratic theory, lying in politics
Dr Alice Moseley Behavioural public policy and administration, political participation, civic engagement
Professor Duncan Russel Environmental policy, science-policy interactions, policy appraisal

You can find out about our recent activities through the Politics Department newsfeed.