Professor in Politics
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Prof. Karen Johnston Miller (BSoc. Sc.; BA Public Admin (Hons.); MPA and PhD) has extensive academic and research experience having worked in leading universities in South Africa, USA and UK. In addition to her academic career she has worked with and for public sector and civil society organisations to improve public service delivery. She has also worked for a donor organisation to promote democratic development on an international scale.
Prof. Miller has a strong research publication record in various aspects of public policy, political-administrative leadership, public sector reform, public governance and gender equality. She is joint editor of the journal, Public Policy and Administration, and serves on number of editorial boards. Prof. Miller has led and been involved in numerous research projects and has engagement in research-practitioner and community networks.
She is involved in training programmes for civil servants and local government officials. She is an executive member of the Public Administration Committee and International Research Society for Public Management, and is also a member European Group for Public Administration and Political Studies Association. Her research interests includes: Public Policy (policy formulation and implementation); Political- Administrative relations; Bureaucratic theory (representative bureaucracy theory); Governance (public governance and multi-level governance); and Feminist perspectives of the state.
This research group has interests ranging across governance, citizenship and participation in the policy process and migration and immigration.