Research students

Graduated since 2000 


Lodge, Martin (PhD at LSE, awarded 2000) "On Different Tracks: Institutions and Railway Regulation in Britain and Germany." Study of regulatory regimes in the British and German railways at three points in time: post-First World War, post-Second World War and the 1990s, seeking to explain why some reform templates were used but not others. A revised version was published as "On Different Tracks: Designing Railway Regulation in Britain and Germany"(Praeger 2002). Martin Lodge is now Professor in Political Science and Public Policy at the Department of Government, London School of Economics.

Curristine, Teresa (Oxford DPhil awarded 2003) "Reforming Civil Service Accountability in the US and UK: Two Highways Agencies Compared." Study of the implementation of performance-based accountability reforms, in the US and UK, looking at the case of highways agencies. Teresa Curristine is now working on public service reform at the OECD in Paris.

Jennings, Will (Oxford DPhil, awarded 2004) "Policy, Implementation and Public Opinion (Public Celebrations Canada 1967, U.S.A. 1976, Australia 1988, and the United Kingdom 2000)." Study of the relationship between policy-making and public opinion in four cases of public celebrations. Will Jennings is now Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Southampton.

Carvalho Borges, André (Oxford DPhil, awarded 2005) "Politics, Education and Democracy: An Analysis of State-Level Reforms of School Governance in Brazil." Study of 1990s moves to elect school principals in state schools in Brazil, comparing Bahia, Ceará and Minas Gerais. André Carvalho Borges is now a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul at Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil. He teaches courses on research methodology and public policy analysis, and is working on a research project on political representation, territorial inequalities and education spending in Brazil.

Stirton, Lindsay (PhD at LSE, awarded 2005) "Regulatory Governance in the UK National Health Service." Study of the development and impact of regulation in health care in the UK. Lindsay Stirton is now Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sheffield.

Jansky, Radomir (DPhil Oxford, awarded 2005) "The Cognitive Dimension of European Union Policy Making: The Role of Evaluation in European Union Regional Policy." Study of the role of evaluation in the policy process, looking at the case of Structural Funds policy in the EU in the 1988, 1993 and 1999 Structural Funds reforms. Radomir Jansky now works at the European Commission, Directorate General Home Affairs as a Policy Officer responsible for cyber crime and in October 2012 will move to the European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry to work on EU space policy.

Sulitzeanu-Kenan, Raanan  (Oxford DPhil, awarded 2006) "Blame Avoidance and the Politics of National Public Inquiries in the UK – 1984-2003." Systematic study of public inquiries (and decisions not to set up public inquiries) from a blame-avoidance perspective. Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan is now Lecturer in Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Gilad, Sharon (Oxford DPhil, awarded 2007) "An Intra-Organisational Perspective on the Role of Consumer Complaint Handling in the UK Retail Investment Regime (1981-2004)." Study of how regulatory responsiveness is shaped by external and internal factors, focusing on the critical case of UK long term insurance regulation. Sharon Gilad is now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and the Federman School of Public Policy, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Broesamle, Klaus (Oxford DPhil awarded 2011) "Careering Bureaucrats and Bureacrats' Careers." Klaus Broesamle joined the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, in February 2011 as a Post-Doctoral researcher to work on careers, promotions and incentives in government organisations.

Krogstad, Erlend (Oxford DPhil awarded 2012) "Enduring Challenges of Statebuilding British-led Police Reforms in Sierra Leone, 1945-1961 and 1998-2007." Erlend Krogstad is currently working as an advisor in the climate negotiating team at the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment where his work is focused on climate finance and where he will be advising on the establishment of the Green Climate Fund.

Douglas, Scott (Oxford DPhil awarded 2012) "Success Nonetheless: Making Public Utilities Work in Small-Scale Democracies despite Social Capital Difficulties", survey of public utility providers in the Caribbean, which manage to succeed in delivering public value despite difficult societal circumstances. Scott Douglas is now working for The Boston Consulting Group, while lecturing and publishing on public sector challenges.

McManigal, Barney (Merton College, Oxford)

Hackett, Ursula (Exeter College, Oxford awarded 2013) "Explaining Sub-National Variation in Indirect Religious School Aid in the US." Examines cross-state variation in indirect public expenditure on private religious schools in America. Expenditures include transportation, text books, tax credits and voucher schemes. It is hypothesized that lower levels of government, due to particular constituency, international and bureaucratic pressures, are more supportive of expenditure on religious school pupils than higher levels of government. Ursula Hackett teaches American, British and Comparative Politics, and co-convenes the Rothermere American Institute Graduate Seminar series in Politics and International Relations. She received her BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and her MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) from the University of Oxford.

Goetze, Stefan (DPhil Oxford awarded 2015) "The Transformation of East German Police after German Unification." Explores the transformation of the East German police in the wake of German unification, and interprets weak performance of police departments as a product of a lack of career incentives for managers - an unintended consequence of the politics of administrative transformation in East Germany.



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