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Stephen Cope

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Stephen joined the School in 2004. His research interests include the regulation of public services, local governance, police governance, decision-making, budgeting, contracting, and policy analysis. In particular, his largely interdisciplinary research attempts to link micro-, meso- and macro-levels of analysis in understanding policy-making and multi-level governance. It seeks to use ('soft' rather than 'hard') rational choice analysis as a way of understanding the behaviour of and relations between key actors within both policy-making institutions and policy networks, and also to examine policy change with reference to wider structural processes shaping the policy process (such as ideological change, new public management, privatisation, globalisation and Europeanisation).

Recent Publications

  • JACKS, K., GUMMERSON, M., GOODSHIP, J., LATHLEAN, J. and COPE, S.G., 2004. Modernising Regulation or Regulating Modernisation? The Public, Private and Voluntary Interface in Adult Social Care In: Annual Conference, Public Administration Committee of the Joint University Council.
  • GOODSHIP, J., JACKS, K., GUMMERSON, M., LATHLEAN, J. and COPE, S., 2004. Modernising regulation or regulating modernisation? The public, private and voluntary interface in adult social care Public Policy and Administration. 19(2), 13-27
  • GUMMERSON, M., JACKS, K., GOODSHIP, J., COPE, S.G. and LATHLEAN, J., 2004. Regulating Adult Social Care: Who Cares? And Who Knows They Care? In: Annual Conference, Social Policy Association.
  • COPE, S., GOODSHIP, J. and HOLLOWAY, D., 2003. Regulating the new governance: the case of further education Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 55(2), 183-208
  • COPE, S.G. and STARIE, P., 2003. Comparing professional policy networks: the legal and policing professions in England and Wales. In: COPE, S. G. and STARIE, P., eds., Governing networks: EGPA yearbook Ohmsha: IOS Press. 101-120
  • GODDARD, J. and COPE, S.G., 2003. Regulating the State under New Labour: The Third way? In: Annual Conference, American Political Science Association.
  • COPE, S.G. and GRAINGER, S., 2003. Developing Accountable and Effective Leadership in a Garbage-Can? A Case Study of a Unitary Authority in England In: International Conference on 'Leadership, Voice and Accountability: Global and Local Perspectives.
  • COPE, S. and GOODSHIP, J., 2002. The Audit Commission and public services: delivering for whom? Public Money & Management. 22(4), 33-40
  • COPE, S., 2001. Analysing criminal justice policy-making: towards a policy networks approach?. In: RYAN, M., SAVAGE, S.P. and WALL, D.S., eds., Policy networks in criminal justice Basingstoke: Palgrave. 1-23
  • GOODSHIP, J. and COPE, S., 2001. Reforming public services by regulation: a partnership approach? Public Policy and Administration. 16(4), 34-46
  • COPE,S.G., 2001. The Europeanisation of British policy-making. In: Public Policy under Blair Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Basingstoke, UK. 34-48
  • COPE, S.G., SAVAGE, S. and CHARMAN, S., 2001. Modernising the Police Service in Britain In: Annual Conference, Public Administration Committee of the Joint University Council.
  • COPE, S.G. and STARIE, P., 2001. Comparing Policy Networks and Criminal Justice Policy-Making in Britain In: Annual Conference, European Group of Public Administration.
  • SAVAGE, S., CHARMAN, S. and COPE, S.G., 2000. Policing and the Power of Persuasion: The Changing Role of the Association of Chief Police Officers Blackstone Press Ltd, London, UK.
  • COPE, S.G., GOODSHIP, J., KENDALL, I., HOLLOWAY, D. and GODDARD, J., 2000. Regulating Public Services in Britain: Regulation as Central Control or Local Capture? In: Local Goverment and the Rule of Law.
  • COPE, S.G. and GOODSHIP, J., 2000. Reforming Public Services by Regulation: Partners or Adversaries? In: Public Administration Reform in Britain and France.
  • COPE, S.G. and GOODSHIP, J., 2000. Regulating Joined-Up Government: Regulatory Control as Democratic Control? In: Annual Conference, Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom.
  • COPE, S.G., SAVAGE, S. and CHARMAN, S., 2000. Contracting and the police service: from hierchy to contract?. In: Contracting in the New Public Management: From Economics to Law and Citizenship IOS Press, Amsterdam, Holland.
  • COPE, S.G., GOODSHIP, J., GODDARD, J., KENDALL, I. and HOLLOWAY, D., 2000. The Urge to Control: Regulating the New Governance In: Annual Conference, Social Policy Association.
  • SAVAGE, S., CHARMAN, S. and COPE, S.G., 2000. The policy-making context: who shapes policing policy?. In: Core Issues in Policing Longman Group Ltd, Harlow, Essex, UK.
  • COPE, S.G. and GOODSHIP, J., 2000. 'Memorandum' in House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee The Audit Commission: Minutes of Evidence and Appendices Taken before the Environment Sub Committee The Stationery Office, London. (HC174-III)
  • COPE, S.G., GOODSHIP, J., KENDALL, I., HOLLOWAY, D. and GODDARD, J., 2000. Regulating Public Services: Towards Joined-Up Local Governance? In: Annual Conference, Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom.
  • COPE, S., 2000. Assessing Rational-Choice Models of Budgeting-From Budget-Maximising to Bureau-Shaping: A Case Study of British Local Government JOURNAL OF PUBLIC BUDGETING ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. VOL 12(NUMB 4), 598-624

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