Research and Scholarships

Research Interests

Professor Mark Evans's research has centred on:

a) evaluating the role, real and potential, of policy transfer in institution-building in developed and developing areas;

b) investigating the impact of New Labour’s constitutional reform project on institution-building in the UK;

c) studying the nature and impact of administrative reform in developed and transition states;

d) evaluating state policy responses to processes of globalisation; and,

e) evaluating critical issues in Australian governance.

The research theme that binds all of these areas together is his interest in public sector institution-building and processes of governance. Mark is also the editor of the international journal Policy Studies and has supervised 16 PhD theses to a successful conclusion.