Academic Degrees & Titles
Diane Stone is a Professor of Politics and International Studies in PAIS where she has been based since January 1996. She is also Professor of Public Policy at the Central European University in Budapest. She has taught at the Australian National University where she gained her Masters (1989) and PhD (1993) degrees in Political Science and International Relations, at Murdoch University in Western Australia (BA, 1987) and at Manchester Metropolitan University. During 1999, she worked in the World Bank Institute.
Other positions have included:
- Member of Council, Overseas Development Institute (www.odi.org.uk) 2001-2011
- Steering Committee member (formerly Chair), Researchers Alliance for Development (RAD)(www.radnetwork.org) 2004-2011
- Member, International Advisory Council, Policy Studies Organization, Washington DC. 2005-
- Member, Governing Body, Global Development Network, 2000-04
- Co-Editor, Global Governance: A Journal of Multilateralism and International Organization 2005-08
- She was the Foundation Director and Professor of Public Policy at the Central European University in Budapest (www.ceu.hu/dpp). Here she designed and convened a European consortium for a dual MA degree in public policy for which she secured Erasmus Mundus scholarship funding from the European Commission. She is also involved in plans to establish a School of Public Policy at CEU. Likewise at the University of Warwick, she designed the MA Public Policy in PAIS to be launched September 2011.
- Since 2005 she has been convenor of the post/doctoral workshops on the World Bank and other international organisations organised in conjunction with the World Bank and RAD. These events often coincide with the World Bank's Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (details at: www.radnetwork.org).
- Chair Researchers Alliance for Development, www.radnetwork.org, 2007-09
- Co-editor of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organization, Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) and Lynne Reinner Publishers.
- Member, Research Board, Central European University, 2004 - 2006
- Consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute, HanoiJune—September 2005.
- Member, International Social Science Council Task Force 1 (Quality, Strategies, Operations of the ISSC) June 2005 – May 2006
- Member, Research Board for the Division for the Strategic Priorities of the Research Council of Norway, “Poverty Reduction and Peace”, Planning Committee, 2004-2005 and Research Programme Steering Committee, 2005 continuing for five years.
- Committee Member, Research Council of Norway, 5 Year Evaluation of Development Studies in Norwegian universities and research institutes, 2006-07.
- Member, International Advisory Council of the Policy Studies Organisation, USA. From September 2004 continuing. (http://www.ipsonet.org/?go=home-intlcouncil)
- Co-Chair, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs--Central European University Joint Taskforce on ‘Globalisation’; Central European University Co-ordinator 2004-05.
- Member, Steering Committee, Research Alliance for Development (RAD) coordinated by European Office, World Bank, Paris, 2003 continuing.
- Member, International Steering Committee, ‘Bridging Research and Policy Project’ Co-ordinated by the Overseas Development Institute, London and the Global Development Network, Washington DC. 2002 continuing
- Member, Governing Body, Global Development Network (www.gdnet.org) Washington DC. 2001 – 2004.
- Member of Council and Trustee, Overseas Development Institute (www.odi.org.uk), London. 2000 continuing
- Member, International Advisory Council, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of London. 2002 continuing.
- Visiting Professor, School of Arts, Monash Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (December 2007 – March 2008)
- Visiting Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany. (July – September 2007)
- Visiting Scholar, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University. (March 2001
- Visiting Fellow, Political Science Programme, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (February through May 2000)
- Visiting Scholar and Consultant, Economic Policy for Poverty Reduction Division, World Bank Institute, Washington DC. (August-December 1999)
International organisation, particularly public-private partnerships and private regimes; transnational policy networks; think tanks; international philanthropy; global policy studies; higher education policy; theories and practices of policy learning and policy transfer.
Specific Research Interest(s)
Conceptual frameworks of global public policy; the World Bank and development; think tanks; global knowledge networks, international organisations; philanthropic foundations and global policy partnerships.
Diane Stone is best known for her research on the role of think tanks and research institutes in public policy making. More recent research interests concern inter alia, the growth of global policy partnerships; the contributions to governance by philanthropic organisation and other third sector organisations that operate across borders; and the evolution of international organisation such as the World Bank, especially in its guise as the 'knowledge bank'.
Currently, she is working on a single-authored book which addresses the transnationalisation of knowledge elites - think tanks, consultants, foundations, academics - especially their interactions with international organisations such as via global public policy partnerships.
For the past six years Diane Stone has been the lead convenor of the post/doctoral workshops on the World Bank and other international organisations. These workshops are designed to show case the research work of advanced and recently completed doctoral students and provide opportuntity for engagement with members of the international development policy community. Organised with the support of the World Bank, these workshops have been held in Budapest, Cape Town, Slovenia, Singapore and Washington DC. Past participants have benefited from meetings with the Chief Economist of the World Bank, and other World Bank VPs and staff as well as the Chief Economist of the WTO amongst others.
A sixth workshop was done in May 2010 to coincide with the World Bank's Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics in Stockholm. Along with papers from previous workshops, the application form is available on the RAD web-site (www.radnetwork.org).
Research Work In Progress
‘International Knowledge Networks’, in German Solinís and Georgios Papanagnou (Eds), Social Science, Evidence and Policy, Paris UNESCO, (Forthcoming 2011)
‘Governance via Knowledge: Actors, Institutions and Networks’, in David Levi-Faur (ed) OUP Handbook of Governance, Oxford, Oxford University Press, (Forthcoming 2012).
She is on leave from PAIS to be Winthrop Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/Diane.Stone
Diane Stone teaches 'Global Networks', 'International Political Economy' and 'International Relations Theory' at the graduate level in PAIS.
At undergraduate level, ending AY 2008-09, she taught the third year 'Economics and Politics' module with Ben Lockwood from the Economics Department for the PPE Degree.
During 2009-10 she designed the new MA in Public Policy and its core modules. PAIS will launch the MA in September 2011.
For Warwick Business School she teaches a one-week modular course in Washington DC., 'American Governance and Public Policy in a Global Context' as well as another in the UK called 'Globalisation and Governance'.
Until January 2010, Diane Stone taught in the Department of Public Policy at the Central European University. She co-taught with Nick Sitter a compulsory doctoral course 'Public Policy: Theories, Traditions and Transitions', a compusory MA course, 'Public Policy Processes and Analysis' and her own MA course, 'Between Markets and States, the Global Rise of Policy Networks and Regimes'.
Suggested Fields of Inquiry
As a doctoral supervisor, Diane welcomes PhD applicants working in these areas: International organisation, particularly public-private partnerships and private regimes; transnational policy networks; think tanks; international philanthropy; global policy studies; higher education policy; theories and practices of policy learning and policy transfer.
Overview of Publications
Recent publications include:
‘Global Policy and the Public Action of Private Philanthropy: the Open Society Institute’, in Jude Howell (Ed.) The Global Dimensions of Non Governmental Public Action, Palgrave, forthcoming 2012.
‘ Governance via Knowledge: Actors, Institutions and Networks’, in David Levi-Faur (ed) OUP Handbook of Governance , Oxford, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2011.
‘International Knowledge Networks’, in German Solinís and Georgios Papanagnou (Eds), Social Science, Evidence and Policy, Paris UNESCO, forthcoming 2011.
‘An American University in Europe: Philanthropy and Policy Studies at the Central European University’ in Tor Halvorsen and Atle Nyhagen (eds) Academic identities - academic challenges? American and European experience of the transformation of higher education and research (working title), Cambridge Scholar Press, 2011.
‘The ASEAN-ISIS Policy Network: Interpretative Communities, Informal Diplomacy and Discourses of Region, Minerva, 49(2) 2011.
‘Transnational Philanthropy or Policy Transfer? The Transnational Norms of the Open Society Institute, Policy and Politics, 38(2), 2010: 269-87.
‘Knowledge and Policy Networks in Global Governance’, in Brigitte Young (ed.) Gender Knowledge and Knowledge Networks in the International Political Economy, Brigitte Young and Christoph Scherrer (eds.) The Role of Gender Knowledge in Policy Networks, Baden-Baden, Nomos 2010.
'RAPID Knowledge: ‘Bridging Research and Policy’ in International Development at the Overseas Development Institute', Public Administration and Development, 29, 2009: 303-15.
Books and Special Journal Editions
The World Bank and Governance: A Decade of Reform and Reaction. , (Routledge 2006.) Co-edited with Christopher Wright,
Global Knowledge Networks and International Development: Bridges Across Boundaries , (Routledge, 2004) Co-editor with Simon Maxwell
Think Tank Traditions: Policy Research and the Politics of Ideas , (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2004) Co-editor with Andrew Denham
‘Global Knowledge Networks’ special edition, Global Networks, 2(1), 2002: 1-93. Guest Editor
Banking on Knowledge: The Genesis of the Global Development Network, (London, Routledge, 2000). Editor
Think Tanks Across Nations: A Comparative Approach , (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1998).
Co-editor with Andrew Denham and Mark Garnett, Capturing the Political Imagination: Think Tanks and the Policy Process, (London: Frank Cass, 1996).
Recent articles in refereed journals
'Garbage Cans, Recycling Bines or Think Tanks? Three Myths About Policy Institutes', Public Administration, 85(2), 2007.
‘Transfer Agents and Global Networks in the ‘Transnationalisation’ of Policy’, Journal of European Public Policy, 11(3) 2004: 545-66.
‘Better Knowledge, Better Policy, Better World’: The Grand Ambitions of a Global Research Institution, Global Social Policy, 4(1) 2004: 5-9.
The ‘Knowledge Bank’ and The Global Development Network, Global Governance, 9(1) 2003: 43-61.
‘Using Knowledge: The Dilemmas of Bridging Research and Policy’, Compare 32(3) 2002: 285-296
‘Introduction: Global Knowledge and Advocacy Networks’, Global Networks, 2(1) 2002: 1-11.
Selected Chapters in Edited Anthologies
'Think Tanks and Policy Analysis', in Frank Fischer, Gerald J. Miller & Mara S. Sidney (eds) Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Methods, and Politics, New York, Marcel Dekker Inc. 2006: 149-157.
And Christopher Wright 'The Currency of Change: World Bank Lending and Learning in the Wolfensohn Era', in Diane Stone and Christopher Wright (eds) The World Bank and Governance: A Decade of Reform and Reaction, London, Routledge, 2006: 1-25.
'Think Tanks and Policy Advice in Countries in Transition', in Toru Hashimoto, Stefan Hell and Sang-Woo Nam (eds) Public Policy Research and Training in Vietnam, Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, (ADBI, 2006: 38-109).
‘Global Knowledge Networks and Global Policy’ in Diane Stone and Simon Maxwell (eds) Global Knowledge Networks and International Development: Bridges Across Boundaries, London Routledge, 2004.
‘Private Authority, Scholarly Legitimacy and Political Credibility: Think Tanks and Informal Diplomacy’, in Timothy J. Sinclair (ed.) Global Governance: Critical Concepts in Political Science. London and New York: Routledge, 2004.
‘Policy Research Partnerships: Goals, Processes and Outcomes’, in Robert Picciotto (ed) Evaluation and Development: The Partnership Dimension (Washington DC, World Bank, 2004)
‘ Knowledge in the Global Agora: Production, Dissemination and Consumption’ in Andrea Krizsán (ed.)Reshaping Globalization: Multilateral Dialogues and New Policy Initiatives (Budapest, Central European University Press, 2003: 41-62).
‘The Global Polity and Networks of Policy Expertise’ in Richard Higgott and Morten Ougaard (eds.) Towards the Global Polity? (London, Routledge, 2002: 124-144)
‘Guidance for Governance in Great Britain’, in P. Stares & Kent Weaver (eds.) Guidance for Governance: Comparing Alternative Sources of Public Policy Advice, (Tokyo, Japan Center for International Exchange and Washington DC. Brookings Institution 2001: 89-123).
‘The 'Policy Research' Knowledge Elite and Global Policy Processes’ in Daphne Josselin and William Wallace (eds.) Non State Actors in World Politics, (London, Macmillan, 2001): 113-32
Monographs and Refereed Working Papers
‘Policy Research Institutes and Think Tanks in Western: Development Trends and Perspectives’ (co-authored with Heidi Ullrich)
Discussion Paper No. 24. Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative, Open Society Institute, Budapest, Hungary, 2003. 1-73.
‘Learning Lessons, Policy Transfer and the International Diffusion of Policy Ideas’, CSGR Working Paper 69/01: 1-41.