Professor Martin Lodge

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Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Email: m.lodge@lse.ac.uk
Office: CON 3.08, Connaught House
Office Hours: Monday 14:30-16:30 (drop in)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7849 4627
Website: personal.lse.ac.uk/lodgemc/

 

Biography


Martin Lodge joined the Government Department in September 2002. Previously he was ESRC Senior Research Officer at the LSE's Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) and Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. His undergraduate and PhD degrees are from the LSE.

Research Interests


  • Comparative regulatory regimes and policies
  • Institutional analysis
  • German, British and EU public policy

Teaching Responsibilities


  • GV483: Public Management Theory and Doctrine
  • GV488: Law and Politics of Regulation
  • GV263: Public Policy Analysis

Featured Book


The Politics of Public Service Bargains

The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame (Oxford University Press, 2006)

The traditional understandings that structure the relationships between public servants and the wider political system are said to have undergone considerable change. But what are these formalized and implicit understandings? What are the key dimensions of such bargains? In what conditions do bargains rise and fall? And has there been a universal and uniform change in these bargains?

The Politics of Public Service Bargains develops a distinct perspective to answer these questions. It develops a unique analytical perspective to account for diverse bargains within systems of executive government. Drawing on comparative experiences from different state traditions, this study examines ideas and contemporary developments along three key dimensions of any Public Service Bargain - reward, competency and loyalty and responsibility.

The Politics of Public Service Bargains points to diverse and differentiated developments across national systems of executive government and suggests how different 'bargains' are prone to cheating by their constituent parties. This study explores the context in which managerial bargains - widely seen to be at the heart of contemporary administrative reform movements - are likely to catch on and considers how cheating is likely to destabilize such bargains. 

Publications


Comparing blunders in government
Jennings, Will and Lodge, Martin and Ryan, John (2017) Comparing blunders in government. European Journal of Political Research. ISSN 0304-4130 (In Press)

An environmental disaster in Brazil raises highly problematic risk and regulation issues
Lodge, Martin (2015) An environmental disaster in Brazil raises highly problematic risk and regulation issues. LSE Business Review (21 Dec 2015). Blog Entry.

Bureaucracy may be the solution, rather than the problem, for issues of European governance
Lodge, Martin and Wegrich, Kai (2014) Bureaucracy may be the solution, rather than the problem, for issues of European governance. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

Designing resilient institutions for transboundary crisis management: a time for public administration
Boin, Arjen and Lodge, Martin (2016) Designing resilient institutions for transboundary crisis management: a time for public administration. Public Administration, 94 (2). pp. 289-298. ISSN 0033-3298

Reputation management in societal security – a comparative study
Christensen, Tom and Lodge, Martin (2016) Reputation management in societal security – a comparative study. The American Review of Public Administration. ISSN 0275-0740

Go to LSE Research Online for full publications archive

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