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Professor Gerry Stoker

Professor Gerry Stoker

Chair in Governance

Research interests

  • 1. Much of Gerry Stoker's intitial work focused on local government and urban politics. Key publications include Remaking Planning, 1989 ( with Tim Brindley and Yvonne Rydin and the single-authored The Politics of Local Government (1988) and Transforming Local Governance (2004) 
  • 2. A broader focus on the concept and practice  of governance is reflected  in various article widely cited articles and co-authored  books published including Towards Holistic Governance(2002), Governance Theory and Practice(2009) and Nuclear Power and Energy Policy. The Limits to Governance(2015) 
  • 3. Contributions to debates about how to conduct political science are reflected in four editions of the edited volume (with David Marsh) Theory and Methods in Political Science (1995, 2002, 2010, 2018)  and a co-edited book The Relevance of Political Science. Articles on developing a design arm or solution-orientation to political science have also been written

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Gerry Stoker now works part-time at the University of Southampton where he is Chair of Governance. His current  research interests are in democractic renewal, governance failings and responses to them, place-based politics, nudge and behaviour change and understanding the role of trust in political institutions. His work is widely cited and has been translated into multiple languages.