This group is interested in the study of 'governance', defined here by the way in which processes of policymaking, structured through executive institutions, impact on civil societies. It, therefore, is interested in the study of bureaucracy, government formation and operation, policy instruments and different modes of governing.

Visit the Executive Politics and Governance Group's website.


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The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Shaun Bevan

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Edinburgh

Eva Heims

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of York


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