Christopher Hood to Receive Major US Award
Christopher specializes in the study of executive government, regulation and public-sector reform. He was part of the research group that first coined the term quango` in a study of policy delivery in the 1970s, coined the term new public management` in the late 1980s, was the first to document the size and growth of oversight over the UK public sector in the 1990s and published a landmark study on the government of risk with colleagues at the LSE in the early 2000s. His book The Art of the State won the PSA`s W.J.M. Mackenzie book prize in 2000 and together with Martin Lodge he has recently published a comparative study of the bargains between politicians and civil servants. He is the Director of ESRC Public Services Programme on Quality, Performance and Delivery since its` founding in 2004, as well as Gladstone Professor of Government and Fellow, All Souls College.