Explaining why policies and political institutions change: a new article

I've just published a new article on why policies and political institutions change in the journal Government and Opposition.  It is a theory piece, which will largely interest for academics who teach/research theories of public policy, that proposes something called neo-statecraft theory. You can download 'Neo-Statecraft Theory, Historical Institutionalism and Institutional Change' here (or ask me for a copy).  Here…Read more Explaining why policies and political institutions change: a new article

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New Research on assessing British party leaders during austerity

How have the British political party leaders performed during austerity? What is a fair way of assessing them? Dr. Jim Buller and I have recently edited a special issue of Parliamentary Affairs, based on a University of East Anglia workshop that addresses these questions. The special issue includes our own article which further develops an approach…Read more New Research on assessing British party leaders during austerity