Colin Knox, PhD

Professor, Professor of Public Policy

  • 682 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
1986 …2020

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Professional Information

Colin Knox joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as Professor of Public Policy in 2016. Dr Knox received his doctorate in public policy from Queen’s University Belfast, one of the Russell Group Universities in the United Kingdom. His fields of research include: public sector reform in developed and developing countries; local government; and public policy evaluation. He has also written widely on the politics of divided societies.
Prior to joining Nazarbayev University, Dr. Knox worked at Ulster University in the United Kingdom where he taught modules (Public Administration and Governance, Research Methods and Contemporary Issues in Public Policy) on the Masters in Public Administration Programme. He also led a team which designed the Professional Doctorate Programme (D.Gov) aimed at senior officials working in the public sector.
Dr. Knox also spent 8 years as a practitioner working in local government in the UK prior to joining academia.

Education/Academic qualification

Public Management

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Research Output

Depicting Public Servants in Authoritarian Regimes

Knox, C. & Janenova, S., Mar 1 2020, The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant. Sullivan, H., Dickinson, H. & Henderson, H. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Bureaucrats, authoritarianism, and role conceptions

O'Connor, K., Knox, C. & Janenova, S., 2019, In : Review of Public Personnel Administration.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Combatting corruption in Kazakhstan: A role for ethics commissioners?

    Janenova, S. & Knox, C., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Public Administration and Development.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Combatting Corruption in Kazakhstan: A role for ethics commissioners?

    Knox, C. & Janenova, S., Oct 1 2019, In : Public Administration and Development. p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle