Paradoxes of Modernization
Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform
Edited by Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood
Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and Fellow of Mansfield College, University of Oxford, before which she was Director of the School of Public Policy at UCL. A political scientist specialising in politics and government on the Internet, she has authored and co-authored a wide range of books and articles as well as a series of policy reports for the National Audit Office, including (with Patrick Dunleavy and others) Digital-era Governance (Oxford University Press, 2006); (with Christopher Hood) Tools of Government in the Digital Age (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); and Government on the Internet (a joint LSE-OII study for the NAO, 2007). She is editor of the new journal Policy and Internet (Berkeley Electronic Press) and is currently researching on-line collective action.
Perri 6 is Professor of Social Policy in the Graduate School of the College of Business, Law and Social Policy at Nottingham Trent University. His recent books include Institutional Dynamics of Culture (ed. with G Mars, Ashgate, 2008), Public Emotions (ed. with S Radstone, C Squire, and A Treacher, Palgrave, 2007), Beyond Delivery (with E Peck, Palgrave, 2006), Managing Networks of Twenty First Century Organisations (with N Goodwin, E Peck, and T Freeman, Palgrave, 2006) and E-governance (Palgrave, 2004). He has published widely on issues such as joined-up government, consumer choice in public services, privacy and data protection, and social networks in journals such as Political Studies, Public Administration, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. He is currently researching how different styles of political judgment result in decisions that produce different types of unintended consequences.
Christopher Hood has been Gladstone Professor of Government and Fellow of All Souls College Oxford since 2001 and was Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council Public Services Research Programme from 2004 to 2010. Before that he held chairs at the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, New South Wales, and was a lecturer at the University of Glasgow for 14 years. His publications include The Limits of Administration (Wiley, 1976), The Tools of Government (Macmillan, 1983, updated as The Tools of Government in the Digital Age, 2007, with Helen Margetts), The Art of the State (OUP, 1998) and The Politics of Public Service Bargains (OUP, 2006, with Martin Lodge). He is currently working on a book on the politics of blame-avoidance.
George Boyne, Professor of Public Sector Management at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University,
H. George Frederickson, Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, University of Kansas,
Jeanette Hofmann, researcher, Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics, and the Social Science Research Centre Berlin,
Christopher Hood, Gladstone Professor of Government and Fellow of All Souls College, Univeristy of Oxford,
Oliver James, Professor of Politics, Department of Politics, University of Exeter, UK,
Peter John, Hallworth Chair of Governance, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester,
Justin Keen, Professor of Health Politics, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds,
Tim Leunig, Reader in Economic History, London School of Economics,
Helen Margetts, Professor of Society and the Internet, Oxford Internet Institute (OII), and Fellow of Mansfield College, University of Oxford,
David Marsden, Professor of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics,
Nicolai Petrovsky, assistant professor, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky,
Devi Sridhar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College Oxford, and Director of the Global Health project, Global Economic Governance Programme, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford,
Edmund C. Stazyk, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C.,
Yorick Wilks, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Sheffield, and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute,
Perri 6, Professor of Social Policy, Graduate School of the College of Business, Law, and Social Policy, Nottingham Trent University.