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Professor Oliver James works on the public policy and politics of public services, citizen-provider relationships, public sector organisation and reform, executive politics (particularly politician-administrator relations) and regulation of publicly owned and/or funded bodies and services.

New ESRC grant to explore the 'Structure and Organisation of Government'.

Professor Oliver James has been awarded a grant of some £320,000 by the ESRC to lead a new research project to analyse the political logic of government reorganisation in the UK.

‘Structure and Organisation of Government’ will also explore the response, or lack of response, to policy challenges including case studies of climate change/environmental disruption and financial regulation. The grant has been awarded following a competition under the European Open Research Area. Prof James will work with a Research Fellow at Exeter and in collaboration with researchers in the Netherlands, France and Germany.

The project will run for three years from Sept 2014.

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