The Centre conducts research into political accountability for a range of policy outcomes, with a focus on understanding major problems of accountability in political systems.
We are interested in supporting a broad range of research under the theme of accountability, which links the expertise of researchers in the University of Oxford and which contributes to greater and improved accountability through political science research.
We have four current streams of research in this area:
- Understanding the sources of people’s beliefs about policy outcomes and other perceptions.
- Developing new measures of policy-based assessments, and demonstrating their consequences.
- Examining responses to policy outcomes via variation in individual-level circumstances, particularly as a function of economic position.
- Exploring local-level variation in policy outcomes, and linking this to political outcomes.