Richard Crook - Emeritus Fellow
Professor Richard Crook holds a PhD from London University (LSE) and is the coauthor of Democracy and Decentralisation in South Asia and West Africa (1998) and The law, legal institutions and the protection of land rights in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire (2007).
He previously taught at the University of Birmingham (Centre of West African Studies), Glasgow University and was the Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London). His areas of specialisation include: governance and administration (particularly decentralisation); state-civil society relations, public service reform and access to justice and land rights particularly in West Africa and South Asia.
Popular Concepts of Justice and Fairness in Ghana: Testing the Legitimacy of New or Hybrid Forms of State Justice
Working with the Grain? Rethinking African GovernanceIDS Bulletin 42.2 (2011)
At the heart of current policy thinking about Africa there is a significant knowledge gap concerning governance and development. This IDS Bulletin is concerned with what can be done about that, drawing on the initial experience of a new research venture, the Africa Power and Politics Programme (APPP). More details
Rethinking civil service reform in Africa: "islands of effectiveness" and organisational commitmentCommonwealth and Comparative Politics 48.4 (2010)
Popular Concepts of Justice and Fairness in Ghana: Testing the Legitimacy of New or Hybrid Forms of State JusticeAPPP Working Paper 14 (2010)
Transnational Communities, Policy Processes and the Politics of Development: the case of Ghanaian hometown associationsESRC-NGPA Working Paper series Research Paper no.13 (2008)
Africa—finding an alternative to the ‘good governance’ paradigm?03 Jul 2012
By Richard Crook