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Guy Peters

Guy Peters is a Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at Michigan State University. Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at Michigan State University.

His main areas of expertise are: Comparative public policy and administration and the American public administration. 

Within his recent publications there are:

  • Institutional Theory in Political Science: The New Institutionalism (London: Continuum).
  • Policy Coordination in the European Union: The National Dimension (Oxford: Oxford University Press) (Co-edited with Hussein Kassim and Vincent Wright).
  • Comparative Politics: Theory and Method (Basingstoke: Palgrave).
  • The Future of Governing, 2nd Edition (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas).
  • Bureaucrats and Politicians During Administrative Reform (London: Routledge) (Co-edited with Jon Pierre).
  • The Politics of Bureaucracy, 5th Edition. (London: Routledge).

Selected Publications: 

  • The New Institutionalism. London: Cassells, 1998.
  • “The Diffusion of Administrative Reform” West European Politics (Autumn 1997).
  • “Can’t Row, Shouldn’t Steer: What’s a Government to Do?” Public Policy and Administration (1997).
  • “Sixteen Ways to Consumerize the Public Sector” Public Money and Management (1997) (Co-authored with
  • Christopher Hood and Hellmut Wollmann).
  • “Escaping the Joint Decision Trap: Policy Segmentation and Iterative Games in the European Union” West European Politics (April 1997) 20:22-36.
  • The Future of Governing: Four Emerging Models. University of Kansas Press, 1996.
  • The Politics of Bureaucracy: A Comparative Perspective, 4th Edition. Longmans, 1995.