Research seminar with Professor of Government Rod Rhodes
On 21st May, Professor Rod Rhodes visited the CBS Public-Private Platform before the start of the Collaboratory Week to give a research seminar on “how do things work around here” for CBS researchers . As citizens, why do we care about the everyday life of ministers and civil servants? We care because the decisions of the great and the good affect all our lives for good or ill. For all their personal, political, and policy failings and foibles, they make a difference. So, we want to know what ministers and bureaucrats do, why, and how. Rod Rhodes is Professor of Government at both the University of Southampton (UK); and Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia); and Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Newcastle (UK). Previously, he was the Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council's 'Whitehall Programme' (1994-1999).