B. Guy Peters

4812 WWPH

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I am currently engaged in writing two books.  One is an analysis of administrative traditions in the industrialized democracies.   This is an elaboration of the arguments in an earlier edited book.  The second book is entitled “Governing in the Shadows”, and is an examination of a range of alternative models of governance that link formal and informal mechanisms.  I also am working on a project on ethnic and gender representativeness in non-governmental providers of public services.  


Areas of Expertise

Comparative public policy and administration, American public administration









Comparative Governance: Rediscovering the Functional Dimension of Governing (Cambridge University Press, 2016).  With Jon Pierre


Contemporary Approaches to Public Policy (Macmillan, 2016), with Philippe Zittoun


An Advanced Introduction to Public Policy (Edward Elgar, 2015)


“Two Roads to nowhere”, Governance 2016, with Jon Pierre