Christopher Hood

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Christopher Hood
Born Christopher Cropper Hood
1947 (age 68–69)
Academic work
Institutions All Souls College, Oxford University
Main interests Politics, executive government

Christopher Cropper Hood CBE FBA (born 1947) was Gladstone Professor of Government at All Souls College, Oxford University, and is now an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls.[1] From 2004–2010 he was director of the ESRC Research Programme Public Services: Quality, Performance and Delivery. His books include The Limits of Administration (1976), The Tools of Government (1983) (updated as The Tools of Government in the Digital Age (2007) with Helen Margetts), The Art of the State (1998 and 2000) and A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less? (2015, with Ruth Dixon). He chaired the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' Working Party on medical profiling and online medicine from 2008-2010.[2]

He specializes in the study of executive government, regulation and public-sector reform and has written on New Public Management.[3]


He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.[4]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  1. ^ "Professor Christopher Hood". People. All Souls College, Oxford. Retrieved 2015-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Membership of the Working Party". Medical profiling and online medicine. Nuffield Council on Bioethics. October 2010. Retrieved 2015-10-31. 
  3. ^ Hood, Christopher; Guy Peters (2004). "The Middle Aging of New Public Management: Into the Age of Paradox?". Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 14 (3): 267–282. doi:10.1093/jopart/muh019. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59808. p. 7. 11 June 2011.

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