University of Bath

Governance and policy design research

Researching key relationships between society, politics and the state in an increasingly complex and uncertain world.

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We research how policies are made and their global implications

Our research

Our researchers are from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences. Our areas of interest include how policy is made, who helps to make it, and what the implications are in different social and political contexts.

Our research moves from the local practices of NGOs and community organisations in Africa and Asia, to regional and global public policy governance. We explain and evaluate the ethical and normative frameworks that shape public policy, and the processes of innovation and change management. We also develop frameworks and ‘tool kits’ for the design and assessment of policy and practice.

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