Christopher Hood

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Christopher Cropper Hood CBE FBA (born 1947) is Gladstone Professor of Government at All Souls College, Oxford University. 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) and The Art of the State (1998 and 2000). He chaired the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' Working Party on medical profiling and online medicine from 2008-2010.[1]

He specializes in the study of executive government, regulation and public-sector reform and has written on New Public Management.[2]

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.[3]

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  1. ^ Nuffield Council on Bioethics official website
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59808. p. 7. 11 June 2011.