Our work examines policies and issues at the core of public governance. We are, for example, interested in the ramifications of corruption around the world, focusing on the dynamics between central, regional and local government and the mechanisms that favour and hinder it.
A focus on policy review and policy reform is essential in order to address the challenges faced by governments and organisations. Our world-leading expertise in conducting in-depth analyses of existing procedures enables us to identify best practices which can support reforms of national policies. To give an example, we reviewed parliamentary budget scrutiny practices for an upcoming reform in the Scottish parliament budget process.
Looking beyond policy in itself in both the public and private sector, it is of interest what the implications of existing policies and practices in everyday life are. We have studied, for example, the influence of parental separation policy, court procedures on contact, and financial arrangements during separation on children’s well-being. Similarly, we have assessed the positive decrease in rates of unintentional conceptions and sexually transmitted infections following new policy reforms in the access to sexual and reproductive health services in the UK.
Who we work with..
The experts we work with come from LSE departments such as the Department of Government, Department of Social Policy, and the Department of Law, as well as from external organisations.
Areas of expertise
What we do:
Evaluations, comparative studies and in-depth research in constitutional and institutional frameworks at national and international level, with the aim to improve the provision of public services.
Examples of our work:
Transitioning to a new Scottish State: an update
Sustainable Growth Commission, 2016
Impact of Fiscal Decentralisation on Local Economic Development in Serbia & Montenegro
European Research Academy Belgrade (EURAK) & University of Fribourg, 2016
> Dr Ellie Knott
> Professor Patrick Dunleavy
> Professor Tony Travers
> Dr Will Bartlett
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