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Dr Stephen Greasley

Research Interests

Arm’s length agency – explaining patterns of stability and change in the British system of delegated governance.

Public sector contracts – how do political factors influence the way public contracts are let and managed.

I am increasingly interested in applying quantitative and mixed methods to these issues, and trying to model the micro-foundations of public administration and policy.

Previously I have conducted research on: regional public bodies, the reform of political management in local government, the engagement of the public in governance, regulating ethics in governance.

Research Supervision

  • British Public Administration.
  • Public Contracts and Outsourcing.
  • Regulatory Agencies and Decision-Making.