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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

My office hours are by appointment. Please send an e-mail. 


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).


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