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John Meadowcroft
John Meadowcroft

Dr John Meadowcroft

Reader in Public Policy

Research interests

  • Policy
  • Politics

Biography

John Meadowcroft is Reader in Public Policy in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. John joined King’s in 2006 and was a founding member of the Department of Political Economy in 2010, serving as Head of Department in 2013 and 2014.

Prior to coming to King’s, John taught on the Hansard Scholars Programme at the LSE and in the School of Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. John has also worked at a Westminster think tank and as an assistant to a Member of Parliament. He has a first class degree in Public Policy and a PhD in Political Science from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Office hours

Tuesday: 11.00 - 12.00

Thursday: 14.00 - 15.00

Research

John’s current research focuses on political activism (in particular, how political parties and groups overcome the collective action problem and how this influences their organisation and strategy), on public choice and constitutional political economy (in particular, the work of James M. Buchanan) and public policy (in particular, the ethical challenges of healthcare provision in an advanced democracy).

Teaching

  • Policy Analysis: Decision, Implementation and Evaluation (second-year module)
  • Liberty, Equality and Justice: Political Theory and Public Policy (postgraduate)
  • Constitutional Political Economy (postgraduate)

    Research

    Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics
    Politics, Philosophy and Economics Research Group

    The PPE research group studies questions spanning the disciplines of politics, philosophy, and economics.

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    Political Theory Research Group

    The political theory group covers many topics and approaches, and affirms the central importance of political economy to political theory.

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    Public Policy and Regulation Research Group

    Public Policy and Regulation (PPR) is the home for theoretically and empirically grounded research which analyses policy and regulatory responses to important political, social and economic issues, and (individual-level) responses to these policies.

    News

    Department celebrates anniversary milestone

    Staff and students came together this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Department of Political Economy.

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      Research

      Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics
      Politics, Philosophy and Economics Research Group

      The PPE research group studies questions spanning the disciplines of politics, philosophy, and economics.

      Tower_Bridge_Sunset_HERO
      Political Theory Research Group

      The political theory group covers many topics and approaches, and affirms the central importance of political economy to political theory.

      westminster
      Public Policy and Regulation Research Group

      Public Policy and Regulation (PPR) is the home for theoretically and empirically grounded research which analyses policy and regulatory responses to important political, social and economic issues, and (individual-level) responses to these policies.

      News

      Department celebrates anniversary milestone

      Staff and students came together this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Department of Political Economy.

      DPEanniv002