New Gladstone Professor of Government

Pic of Prof Hood Professor Christopher Hood (BA, DLitt York, BLitt Glasgow), FBA, Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy at the London School of Economics, has been appointed to the Gladstone Professorship of Government. Professor Hood will be a Fellow of All Souls College when he takes up his appointment on 1 January 2001.

Professor Hood (pictured left) was an undergraduate at the University of York (1968) where he read Social Sciences (Politics), then studied for a B.Litt. at the University of Glasgow (1971). He was awarded a D.Litt. by the University of York in 1987 for publications on public administration. His first academic appointment was as a lecturer in the Department of Politics at Glasgow (1972–7), then he became a Research Fellow on the SSRC Machinery of Government Project at the University of York (1977–9).

Professor Hood returned to Glasgow as a Lecturer (1979–86), taking unpaid leave to become Senior Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore in 1984–5. He was Professor of Government and Public Administration at the University of Sydney from 1986–9, then took up his current appointment at LSE.

Professor Hood's particular research interests include Reform in Public Administration and Management and Safety and Risk Regulation. His most recent publications include Regulation inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police and Sleaze-Busters (OUP, 1999), and The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric and Public Management (Clarendon, 1998), which was awarded the PSA's 2000 W.J.M. Mackenzie prize for best book published in political science in its year.

He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1996 and was an Honorary Professor at the School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham from 1995–2000. He has held visiting posts at the Universities of Bielefeld, Manchester, Copenhagen, Humboldt University in Berlin, and the City University of Hong Kong, and was D.N. Chester Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, in 1995.

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