The politics of decision: leadership and policy processes in historical perspective

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Many argue that political systems are failing to manage key societal problems. This project assesses the accuracy of such widespread impressions by applying contemporary decision theory in a comparative historical analysis of policy decision making. It will clarify whether processes of policy making--including the role of leadership in policy groups--have changed adversely. If not, why have such perceptions spread; if so, what reforms are needed? The aim is to improve policy determination where necessary; to contribute to the training of policy practitioners; and to revive public trust in political institutions.
Effective start/end date30/06/1331/12/18


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$427,764.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$548,376.00