Saturday, 9 June 2012


Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon awarded book prize, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 

Last night, the Blavatnik School of Government’s Professor Christopher Hood, Visiting Professor (2016-2018), and Dr Ruth Dixon, Research Officer, were awarded the W. J. M. Mackenzie Book Prize for their book, A Government That Worked Better and Cost Less? Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government. You can read more here.

Recently published: A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?: Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government, with Ruth Dixon. You can read more about the book here and about the themes of the book in Governance. You can read a recent review by Tom Thatcher of Finsbury here. This book has won the 2015 Louis Brownlow award from the United States National Academy of Public Administration for best book in public administration

Christopher C. Hood, CBE, FBA, ACSS, Gladstone Professor of Government Emeritus and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College Oxford.

Christopher specializes in the study of executive government, regulation and public-sector reform. He is currently completing research on changes in central government administration over the past 35 years (funded by the Leverhulme Trust) and on the politics of fiscal squeeze (funded by the ESRC). Further details of both projects can be found on the website
Reshaping Executive Government.

Christopher is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (United States), ESRC Professorial Fellow 2011-2014 and Visiting Professor, LSE, 2010-2014.

He has taught government, public administration and public management on three continents, has authored or edited over twenty books in the field and at least 100 journal articles, and received several awards for his research and publications. 

He was Director of the ESRC Research Programme ‘Public Services: Quality, Performance, Delivery’ from 2004 to 2010. He chaired the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on Medical Profiling and Online Medicine whose report was published in 2010. He served as a member of the UK Government Office of Science Review of the Analytical Capacity of HM Treasury 2012-2013.

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Mail: All Souls College, Oxford, OX1 4AL, UK.