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:
|Rebecca Baker||Politics and International Relations|
|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|
|Dr Mike Melidis|
|Professor Oliver James||Behavioural public policy and administration, political participation, evidence in politics and policy|
|Dr Nick Kirsop-Taylor||Public Policy and Administration|
|Dr Sandra Kröger||European integration, Brexit, democracy, the politics of the digital, smartphones|
|Dr Alice Moseley||Behavioural public policy and administration, political and civic engagement, environmental policy, democratic innovations|
|Dr Lesley Rowan|
|Professor Duncan Russel||Environmental policy, science-policy interactions, policy appraisal|
|Dr Maya Vachkova|
Affiliated Group Members:
|Professor Matt Lobley||Rural sociology, Geography, farm households|
|Dr Angela Cassidy||Science-policy interactions; governance and the public sphere; environment, agricultural and health policy|
|Name||Working with||Interests and projects|
|Ibrahim Bornoma||David Benson, Nick Kirsop-Taylor and Duncan Russel||Energy Transitions, Nigeria, Energy Politics|
|Mehmet Metin Uzun||Oliver James and Ana Bedushi||Regulatory governance, science and technology policy, AI governance and regulation.|
|Sophie Stenson||Oliver James and Lewis Elliott||RENEW Project in Sustainable Governance and Environmental Volunteering|
|Sen Lin||Oliver James and Andrei Zhirnov||Behavioral public administration, coproduction of public service and trust in government|