Christopher Hood

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Christopher Hood
Born Christopher Cropper Hood
1947 (age 69–70)
Awards W. J. M. Mackenzie Prize (1998 and 2016)
Louis Brownlow Book Award (2015)
Academic background
Alma mater University of York
University of Glasgow
Academic work
Institutions London School of Economics
All Souls College, Oxford
Main interests Executive government
New public management

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]


The Art of the State was awarded the 1998 W. J. M. Mackenzie award of the Political Studies Association.[4] He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.[5] A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less? was awarded the 2015 Louis Brownlow Book Award of the National Academy of Public Administration[6][7] and the 2016 W. J. M. Mackenzie award.[8]

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  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. ^ "W J M Mackenzie Book Prize Winners" (PDF). Political Studies Association. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  5. ^ "No. 59808". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2011. p. 7. 
  6. ^ "2015 Fall Meeting". National Academy of Public Administration. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Brownlow book award" (PDF). Blueprint. University of Oxford. February 2016. p. 6. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  8. ^ "Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon awarded book prize". News. Blavatnik School of Government. 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 

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