Recent or Current Publications Available Online
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For a list of Christopher Hood's books available from Oxford University Press as e-books see here.
- (lead editor, with Desmond King and Gillian Peele, Forging a Discipline: A Critical Assessment of Oxford's Development of the Study of Politics and International Relations in Comparative Perspective (OUP 2014).
- (lead author, with Helen Margetts) The Tools of Government in the Digital Age, (Palgrave Macmillan 2007) Chapter 1 available as PDF.
- (lead editor, with David Heald) Transparency: The Key to Better Government? (British Academy/Oxford University Press 2006) (not yet available online). Reviews available here.
- (with Martin Lodge) The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty – and Blame (OUP 2006).
- (with Henry Rothstein and Robert Baldwin) The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes (OUP 2001 and paperback 2004).
- (with Oliver James and others) Regulation inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police and Sleaze-Busters (OUP 1999).
- The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric and Public Management (OUP 1998 and paperback 2000).
Papers and articles
- Most of Christopher Hood's recent papers and articles are available online. Many links can be found on the Publications page.
Podcasts, blogs, videos, press reports and other material
- November 2016. Christopher Hood and Rozanna Himaz had a blog published on the LSE British Politics and Policy blog entitled 'How does austerity look in retrospect: The UK's recent fiscal squeeze in historical perspective. You can read it here.
- January 2015: Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz had a blog published on Politics In Spires, entitled 'The Future of Fiscal Squeeze: More of the Same?' You can read it here.
- October 2014: Christopher Hood, David Heald and Rozana Himaz had a blog published on the British Academy blogsite, entitled 'When the Party's Over: The Next Fiscal Squeeze.' You can read it here.
- September 2014: Christopher Hood, Desmond King and Gillian Peele had a blog published on the OUP blogsite, entitled 'The Politics of Political Science.' You can read it here.
- June 2014, Christopher Hood presented his Valedictory Lecture at All Souls College, University of Oxford, entitled 'Thirty Years of Makeovers in UK Central Government - Did it Work Better and Cost Less?' You can read the blog here.
- January 2014, Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz had a blog published on the LSE Politics and Policy blogsite, entitled 'History shows Osborne's proposed spending cuts after 2015 would be unusual but not unprecedented in terms of duration and depth'. You can read it here.
- July 2013, Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon submitted evidence to PASC on complaints to ombudsmen and judicial review. You can read the report here.
- January 2013, Christopher Hood appeared in a parliamentary debate discussing whether and to what extent the UK Civil Service was in need of reform. You can read more here and listen to the debate on Today in Parliament, Radio 4, 11 January.
- On 11 June 2011 Christopher Hood was awarded the CBE in the Birthday Honours list in recognition of his services to Social Science.Read more here.
- On 19 May 2011 Christopher Hood gave a keynote address on the advent of "WikiLeaks World" at Rutgers University. Read more here.
- Christopher Hood, with Martin Lodge (LSE) and Martin Smith (University of Sheffield) gave evidence on Civil Service Reform before the Parliamentary Select Committee on Public Administration on 25 January 2011. Transcript of evidence, written evidence and the audio recording are available.
- The Report of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on Personalized Healthcare was published in October 2010. Christopher Hood chaired the Working Party that produced this report. A video of Christopher and other members of the Working Party discussing the report is available on the Nuffield Council's website. Christopher was interviewed on the Today programme on 12 October, and press reports include Pharma Times and the Scotsman.
- Christopher Hood appeared on the BBC Radio 4's The Long View on 12 October 2010 which compared the present public spending review with the ‘Geddes Axe’ of 1921-22.
- Christopher Hood's comments on the announcement that the pre-Budget Report is due to be scrapped were quoted in the Financial Times on 5 September 2010, and his analysis of attempts to scale back the Treasury in recent decades is reported in the same issue.
- Christopher Hood was interviewed by BBC Radio 4's Westminster Hour on 13 June 2010 on previous periods of public spending cutbacks. He was also interviewed on BBC Radio Wales on the same subject on 24 May (audio no longer available).
- A video interview with Christopher Hood and Trudie Roberts for the GMC conference in February 2010 on the joint PSP GMC projects may be viewed on the GMC website. (Scroll down to end of page).
- On 5 February 2010 Christopher Hood gave a lecture in the prestigious Darwin College Lecture Series. His lecture, entitled Risk and Government: The architectonics of blame-avoidance may be viewed as a video here.
- On 4 February 2010 Christopher Hood spoke at the Guardian Public Services Summit. His lecture was entitled Resistance to change in public services. His contribution was discussed in a report of the event by Jane Dudman in the Guardian.
- CD produced for the End-of-Programme Conference "Public Services in the 2010s: Prosperity, Austerity and Recovery", held on 11 December 2009. Contains an archive of Public Services Programme material and a poster from each Programme project.
- December 2009. Interview. Public Services Programme administrator Gail Savage interviews Programme Director Christopher Hood and Deputy Director, Deborah Wilson. The achievements of the Programme over its five-year lifespan are highlighted. Interview duration about 17 min Video version (MPEG-4) 149 MB - may take several minutes to download Audio version (MP3) 15 MB.
- Christopher Hood and Labour MP Denis MacShane discuss how Downing Street can deal with budget restraints. Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, 10 September 2009, 7.38 am.
- Treasury learns ways to make deep cuts Article in the Financial Times, September 2009
- Bergen was the venue for the first World Social Science Forum, in May 2009, arranged by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and attended by nearly 800 delegates. Twenty-four parallel sessions tackled contemporary issues in the social sciences. The keynote address 'Challenges for the Social Sciences in the New Century' was given by Amartya Sen. Recordings of all of the presentations can be found on the ISSC website. Christopher Hood's presentation is available in Session S4, Sunday May 10 Rankings and Reactions: The Comparative Politics of International Rankings. His talk starts about 5 minutes after the start of the audio file. His PowerPoint presentation can be found on the same page. He highlights three puzzles relating to the supply and demand of international governance rankings, such as why demand for such rankings seems to be growing when all the social science research tends to emphasize their limitations as a summative tool. Christopher Hood also presented posters on the programme's work on rankings (pdf) and one on a comparative analysis of press responses to the PISA educational study in the UK, France and Germany (pdf) .
- April 2009: Christopher Hood is interviewed by Sky-News about the consultation from the Working Party on Personalised Medicine from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. [video no longer available].
- BBC Report on the Working Party on Personalised Medicine from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
- The Uses of Measured Performance Indicators in Governance and Public Services Part I Part II accessed via YouTube. Christopher Hood discusses the functions and dysfunctions of various types of measured performance indicators in this video interview. August 2008.
- Public Administration Select Committee on Machinery of Government Changes Extracts from the hearing (26 Mb) April 2007 Written Report.
- News item on target setting (13 Mb) Extract (3 Mb) More 4 News July 2007.
- Public Service Performance The Centre for Market and Public Organization Public Service Reform Interviews (podcast) March 2006.