Dr Adrian Bua

Job: Research Assistant

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Research group(s): Centre for Urban Research on Austerity

Address: De Montfort University, Hugh Aston Building,The Gateway, Leicester.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7818

E: adrian.bua@dmu.ac.uk

W: uk.linkedin.com/pub/adrian-bua/67/476/2b0


Personal profile

Adrian joined the Department of Politics and Public Policy in October 2015, to work with Professor Jonathan Davies and other DMU academics on the ESRC-funded project ‘Collaborative Governance under Austerity: An 8 Case Comparison’, as well as on developing the new Centre for Urban Research on Austerity.

Adrian is interested in both policy oriented as well as academic research in political science, democratic theory and political economy. He also works in the New Economies in Practice team at the London-based think tank the New Economics Foundation.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, De Montfort University
New Economies in Practice, New Economics Foundation
Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group, Political Studies Association

Publications and outputs 

Bua, A. (forthcoming). Democratic Innovation and the Policy Process: Reflexivity and Responsiveness, in Elstub, S. and Escobar, O. (eds) Handbook of Democratic Innovation. Edward Elgar

Bua, A. Laurence, R. and Vardakoulias, O. (2017). Understanding Devolution: A Critical Appraisal of the Greater Manchester Devolution Deal. London: New Economics Foundation

Bua, A. (2017). Scale and Policy Impact in Participatory and Deliberative Democracy: Lessons from a Multi-Level Process. Public Administration, Vol 95, (1), pp: 160-177

Bua, A. (2015) Institutionalising Public Deliberation in Public Policy Agenda Setting, PhD Thesis: University of East Anglia

Bua, A. (2012) Agenda Setting and Democratic Innovation, Politics, Vol 2 (1): 10-20

Bua, A. (2009) Realising Online Democracy: A Critical Appraisal of the Online Civic Commons. London: Compass

Research interests/expertise

Democratic theory, participatory and deliberative democracy, public administration, governance theory, public policy, institutional analysis, political economy, local and regional economic development, comparative methods, qualitative methods


BA Politics, MA International Relations, PhD Politics (University of East Anglia)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Trustee, Local Works Trust


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