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Chapman, Richard A. 1937–

CHAPMAN, Richard A. 1937–

(Richard Arnold Chapman)


Born August 15, 1937, in Bexleyheath, England; son of George Richard and Grace Chapman. Education: University of Leicester, B.A., 1961, Ph.D., 1966, D.Litt., 1989; Carleton University, M.A., 1962.


Home—Durham, England. Office—c/o Centre for Public Sector Management Research, Business School, University of Durham, Mill Hill Ln., Durham, DH1 3LB, England; fax: 0191-334-5201. E-mail[email protected]


Air Ministry, London, England, clerk, 1953-55; Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance, London, executive officer, 1955-62; Inland Revenue, London, inspector of taxes, 1962; University of Leicester, Leicester, England, assistant lecturer in politics, 1962-63; University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, Leverhulme Lecturer in Public Administration, 1963-68, subdean of arts faculty, 1966-68; University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, senior lecturer in local government and administration, 1968-71; University of Durham, Durham, England, reader, 1971-85, professor of politics, 1985-96, professor emeritus and honorary research fellow at Durham Business School, 1996—, chair of board of studies in politics, 1973-75 and 1988-91, deputy dean of faculty of social sciences, 1975-76, dean, 1976-78, honorary treasurer of St. Chad's College, 1976-79. Military service: Royal Air Force, 1956-58.


Chartered Management Institute (fellow), Royal Historical Society (fellow), Political Studies Association.


D. Litt., University of Leicester, 1989; honorary fellow, Joint University Council.


Decision-Making: A Case Study of the Decision to Raise the Bank Rate in September, 1957, Routledge and Kegan Paul (London, England), 1968, Humanities (New York, NY), 1969.

The Higher Civil Service in Britain, Constable (London, England), 1970.

(Editor, with Andrew Dunsire) Style in Administration: Readings in British Public Administration, Allen & Unwin (London, England), 1971.

(Editor) The Role of Commissions in Policy Making, Allen & Unwin (London, England), 1973.

Teaching Public Administration: Current Education, Training, and Research Programmes in the United Kingdom, Joint University Council for Social and Public Administration (London, England), 1973.

(With J.R. Greenaway) The Dynamics of Administrative Reform, Croom Helm (London, England), 1980.

Leadership in the British Civil Service: A Study of Sir Percival Waterfield and the Creation of the Civil Service Selection Board, Croom Helm (London, England), 1984.

(Editor) Public Policy Studies: The North East of England, Edinburgh University Press (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1985.

(Editor, with Michael Hunt) Open Government: A Study of the Prospects of Open Government within the Limitations of the British Political System, Croom Helm (London, England), 1987.

Ethics in the British Civil Service, Routledge and Kegan Paul (London, England), 1988.

(With Pradeep K. Saxena) Public Sector Management: India and Britain, Printwell Publishers (Jaipur, India), 1990.

(Editor) Ethics in Public Service, Edinburgh University Press (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1993.

The Treasury in Public Policy-Making, Routledge (New York, NY), 1997.

(With Frank Bealey and Michael Sheehan) Elements in Political Science, Edinburgh University Press (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1999.

(Editor) Ethics in Public Service for the New Millennium, Ashgate Publishing (Burlington, VT), 2000.

The Civil Service Commission, 1855-1991, Routledge (New York, NY), 2004.

(Editor, with Michael Hunt) Open Government in a Theoretical and Practical Context, Ashgate Publishing (Burlington, VT), 2006.

Contributor to academic journals. Editor, Public Administration Committee Bulletin, 1968-71. Sage Publications, member of international editorial advisory board of "Sage Publications Administration Abstracts," 1974—; International Review of Administrative Sciences, member of editorial committee, 1975-89; Public Policy and Administration, member of editorial board, 1986—; Governance, regional editorial associate, 1988-92; Teaching Public Administration, editorial advisor, 1988-93; Hong Kong Public Administration, member of the international advisory board, 1991—.



Hunt, Michael, and Barry J. O'Toole, editors, Reform, Ethics, and Leadership in Public Service: A Festschrift in Honour of Richard A. Chapman, Ashgate Publishing (Brookfield, VT), 1998.


Times Literary Supplement, April 24, 1969, Albert Henry Hanson, review of Decision-Making: A Case Study of the Decision to Raise the Bank Rate inSeptember, 1957, p. 432; October 16, 1970, John Patrick Carswell, review of The Higher Civil Service in Britain, p. 1205; January 6, 1989, Alex Cairncross, review of Ethics in the British Civil Service, p. 5.

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