Peter John

Department of Political Economy, KCL

Strand

London, WC2R 2LS

United Kingdom

University College London - School of Public Policy

29/30 Tavistock Square

London, WC1H 9QU

United Kingdom

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1.

The Use of Descriptive Norms in Public Administration: A Panacea for Improving Citizen Behaviours?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Oct 2014
Peter John, Michael Sanders and Jennifer Wang
Department of Political Economy, KCL, King's College London and Cabinet Office (UK) - Behavioural Insights Team
Downloads 1,859 (7,977)

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social norms, experiments

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The Three Ages of Public Policy: Theories of Policy Change and Variation Reconsidered

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 796 (29,367)

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public policy, policy change, political economy

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Field Experiments in Political Science Research

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Jan 2013
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 623 (40,931)

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Social Influence and Collective Action: An Experiment Investigating the Effects of Visibility and Social Information Moderated by Personality

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2013
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Department of Political Economy, KCL, University of Oxford - Nuffield College of Medicine and Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Downloads 616 (41,549)

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social information, social pressure, collective action, laboratory experiment

5.

Agendas and Instability in American Politics

Oxford Handbook of the Classics of Public Policy and Administration, Steven Balla, Martin Lodge and Edward Page, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 Sep 2013
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 489 (55,899)

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All Tools are Informational Now: How Information and Persuasion Define the Tools of Government

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2013
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 342 (85,734)

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nudge, tools of government, behavioural economics

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Transparency at the Parish Pump: A Field Experiment to Measure the Effectiveness of Freedom of Information Requests

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Dec 2015
Ben Worthy, Peter John and Matia Vannoni
University of London - Birkbeck College, Department of Political Economy, KCL and IGIER, Bocconi University
Downloads 332 (88,644)

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Investigating Political Participation and Social Information Using Big Data and a Natural Experiment

APSA 2014 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2014
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Department of Political Economy, KCL, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 302 (98,358)

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collective action, politicial participation, big data, experiments, natural experiments, regression discontiunity design, petitions

9.

Behavioural Science, Randomized Evaluations and the Transformation of Public Policy: The Case of the UK Government

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Nov 2015
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 298 (99,740)

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nudge, behaviour change, behavioural insights, randomised controlled trials

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Behavioural Approaches: How Nudges Lead to More Intelligent Policy Design

Forthcoming in Contemporary Approaches to Public Policy, edited by Philippe Zittoun (LET-­‐ENTPE, University of Lyon) and B. Guy Peters (University of Pittsburgh)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 May 2015 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2015
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 236 (127,284)

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The Use of Feedback to Enhance Environmental Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Food Waste Scheme

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 15 May 2011
Hisako Nomura, Peter John and Sarah Cotterill
Kyushu University, Department of Political Economy, KCL and The University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
Downloads 235 (127,840)

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Recycling, Food Waste, Social Norms, Feedback, Randomized Controlled Trial, Experiment

Performance Measurement as a Political Discipline Mechanism

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C10-5, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 10-5
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2013
Anthony M. Bertelli and Peter John
New York University - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 155 (187,246)

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Performance Measures, Distributive Politics, Bureaucratic Control, Public Administration and Management

Performance Measurement as a Political Discipline Mechanism

APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2010
Anthony M. Bertelli and Peter John
New York University - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 69 (329,947)

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Performance Distributive Politics

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Field Experiments on Political Behaviour

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 Jul 2016
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 199 (149,821)

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field experiments, Get Out the Vote, voter turnout, campaigns, social pressure, persuasion

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Public Policy Investment: Risk and Return in British Politics

Forthcoming, British Journal of Political Science
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2012
Anthony M. Bertelli and Peter John
New York University - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 186 (159,462)

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policy attention, policy priorities, political risk, public opinion, asset pricing

15.

Taking Political Engagement Online: An Experimental Analysis of Asynchronous Discussion Forums

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Feb 2011
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 164 (178,254)

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Policy Entrepreneurship in UK Central Government: The Behavioural Insights Team and the Use of RCTs

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2013
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 156 (185,922)

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The Political Science of British Politics: Institutions are Back (Again)

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2018
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 146 (196,422)

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British Politics, Political Institutions, Political Science

18.

Leadership Without Leaders? Starters and Followers in Online Collective Action

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Feb 2013
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Department of Political Economy, KCL, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and University of Oxford - Nuffield College of Medicine
Downloads 144 (198,616)

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collective action, experiments, social information, leadership

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Changing Bureaucrats and Politicians: The Transformative Potential of an Experimental Public Administration

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2014
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 142 (200,938)

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experiments, randomized controlled trials, behaviour change, innovation

20.

Government Checking Government: How Performance Measures Expand Distributive Politics

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Aug 2009
Anthony M. Bertelli and Peter John
New York University - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 128 (218,236)

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Performance Measurement, Distributive Politics, Independent Agencies, British Politics

21.

Theories of Policy Change and Variation Reconsidered: A Prospectus for the Political Economy of Public Policy

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Aug 2015
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 115 (236,464)

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public policy, political economy

22.

Political Science, Impact and Evidence

Political Studies Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, May 2013
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2012
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 107 (248,870)

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evidence, impact, political science

23.

Spanning Exit and Voice: Albert Hirschman's Contribution to Political Science

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Apr 2016
Peter John and Keith Dowding
Department of Political Economy, KCL and Australian National University
Downloads 98 (264,150)

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Hirschman, exit, voice, loyalty, political science

24.

Randomised Controlled Trials

in New Forms of Discovery for Policy Making: Deepening the Use of the Social Sciences, edited by Gerry Stoker and Mark Evans, for Palgrave, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Jun 2015
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 98 (264,150)

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RCTs, evaluation, public policy

25.

What are Policy Punctuations? Large Changes in the Legislative Agenda of the UK Government, 1911-2008

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Jun 2011
Peter John and Shaun Bevan
Department of Political Economy, KCL and University of Mannheim - Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)
Downloads 98 (264,150)

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punctuations, policy change, laws, United Kingdom

26.

The Impacts of a Pledge Campaign and the Promise of Publicity: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Charitable Donations

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 May 2011 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2011
The University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Department of Political Economy, KCL and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 97 (265,903)

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charitable giving, randomized controlled trial, pledging, publicity

27.

Finding Exits and Voices: Albert Hirschman's Contribution to the Study of Public Services

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2015
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 85 (289,164)

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voice, exit, public services, Hirschman

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Competitive Learning in Yardstick Competition: Testing Models of Policy Diffusion

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Hugh Ward and Peter John
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 85 (289,164)

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spatial, local government, performance, competition

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Who Listens to the Grassroots? A Field Experiment on Informational Lobbying in the UK

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2011
Elizabeth Richardson and Peter John
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 83 (293,327)

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Opportunities in Parliament and Political Careers: A Natural Experiment in the United Kingdom

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2017
Yusaku Horiuchi and Peter John
Dartmouth College - Department of Government and Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 82 (295,513)

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Political Career, Opportunity Gap, Natural Experiment, Private Member's Bill, The United Kingdom

31.

How Do Policy Memes Spread? An Analysis of the UK House of Commons Debates

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Sep 2015
School of Public Policy, University College London, Clemson University, Social Analytics Institute & Big Data Systems and Analytics Lab, Department of Political Economy, KCL and University College London, Department of Political Science
Downloads 69 (326,157)

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If I Can do It, So Can You: Leader and Peer Endorsement of Volunteering

APSA 2014 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Aug 2014
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 67 (331,394)

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experiments, volunteering

33.

Parties Are No Civic Charities: Campaigns, Demobilization, and the Changing Composition of the Electorate

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 May 2015
Peter John and Florian Foos
Department of Political Economy, KCL and University of Zurich
Downloads 62 (344,858)

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parties, experiments, mobilization

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Geographic Mobility, Social Connections and Voter Turnout

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 May 2011
Keith Dowding, Peter John and Daniel Rubenson
Australian National University (ANU) - School of Social Sciences, Department of Political Economy, KCL and Ryerson University - Department of Politics
Downloads 62 (344,858)

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exit, voice, mobility, turnout

35.

Agenda Formation and Change

Second draft of chapter for Handbook On the Policy Process, co-edited by Hal Colebatch (USW) and Robert Hoppe (UT) for Edward Elgar. Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2016
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 53 (371,838)

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policy agenda, punctuations, policy-making, agenda-setting

36.

Policy Representation by Party Leaders and Followers in UK Prime Minister’s Questions

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Apr 2012
Shaun Bevan and Peter John
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 53 (371,838)

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policy agenda, parliament, parliamentary question, media, public opinion

37.

Theories of British Politics Post-Brexit

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Jun 2018
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 50 (381,491)

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38.

Party Control, Party Competition and Public Service Performance

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 May 2011
Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School, University of Exeter - Department of Politics, Department of Political Economy, KCL and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 50 (381,491)

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performance, public management, parties

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The Last Creature Left in the Swamp: The Persistence and Resilience of English Local Government

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Aug 2013
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 38 (424,912)

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local government, centralisation, England

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Proto Stars, Dwarfs and Giants: A Career Path Analysis of British MPs

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2015
Matia Vannoni and Peter John
IGIER, Bocconi University and Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 34 (441,209)

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political careers; House of Commons; MPs; sequence analysis

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Does Mobilization Increase Family Engagement with an Early Childhood Intervention Program? A Randomized Controlled Trial

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Dec 2011
Sarah Cotterill, Peter John and Alice Moseley
The University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Department of Political Economy, KCL and University of Exeter
Downloads 30 (459,008)

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mobilization, sure start, randomized controlled trial

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The International Appeal of Behavioural Public Policy: Is Nudge an Anglo-American Phenomenon?

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2019
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
Downloads 21 (506,648)

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Experiments in the Study of Public Policy: How to Get from Policy Evaluation to the Policy Process

Forthcoming, Handbook of Methods for Comparative Policy Analysis Edited by B. Guy Peters and Guillaume Fontaine, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Nov 2018
Peter John
Department of Political Economy, KCL
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Citizenship Ceremonies as an Opportunity for Behaviour Change: A Quasi-Experiment with London Councils

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Apr 2019
Peter John, Toby Blume and Kieran Saggar
Department of Political Economy, KCL, Social Engine and Social Engine
Downloads 5 (602,128)

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Deliberation and Internet Engagement: Initial Findings from a Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluating the Impact of Facilitated Internet Forums

APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper
Posted: 13 Aug 2009
Department of Political Economy, KCL, University of Southampton, University of Manchester and Kyushu University

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deliberation, experiments, CACE

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experiments, deliberation, internet