Patrick Dunleavy (born 1952) is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy within the Government Department of the London School of Economics (LSE).
He is a prominent political theorist specialising in the fields of public policy and government. His research has focused on the concepts of sectors and sectoral conflicts, rational choice theories of politics, the bureau-shaping model of bureaucracy, and the claimed contemporary public management paradigm of digital era governance.
Dunleavy is also the author of advice texts for humanities and social sciences students, most notably his book Authoring a PhD: How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral dissertation or thesis (2003).
Editorships of Journals
- Theories of the democratic state, edited by Dryzek, John and Dunleavy, Patrick, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2009 UK. (ISBN 9780230542860)
- Developments in British Politics" series (1-8), (ed. Patrick Dunleavy, Richard Heffernan, Philip Cowley & Colin Hay), Palgrave/Macmillan 2006 (ISBN 9781403948434)
- Democracy, Bureaucracy and Public Choice, (London: Pearson Education, 1991)
- Theories of the State: The Politics of Liberal Democracy, (with Brendan O'Leary) Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1987 (ISBN 9780333386989)
- Digital Era Governance: IT Corporations, the State, and E-Government, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2006. (ISBN 978-0199296194)