Oliver James is professor of political science at the University of Exeter. He carries out research and teaching on topics including: governance 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. Methods include qualitative, quantitative and experimental designs and analysis.
He works with public sector organisations in the UK and elsewhere, and has acted as a consultant to bodies including the World Bank, OECD, UK Treasury, UK National Audit Office and UK Audit Commission. Short Academic Bio: Following his undergraduate BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford he completed his MSc and PhD at the London School of Economics, University of London.
At Exeter, he is the coordinator of the Master in Public Administration (MPA). See details of the MPA at Exeter. An example of one of our taught modules is Policy Analysis and Evaluation, discussed in this video clip: