Assistant Professor
Political Science Program
School of Public Policy

100B Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 737-3648


  • PS572: Public Administration
  • PPOL613: Advanced Policy Theory I
  • PS372: Public Administration (forthcoming)

Research Interests

  • Governance, multilevel governance and metagovernance.
  • Public Administration and Management.
  • Energy Policy, nuclear energy and nuclear non proliferation
  • Risk Management and governance.

Curriculum Vitae


Brief Vita


  • University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
    PhD in Local Government, July 2008.
    Thesis Title: "Boundary-spanning Behaviour and Strategic Service Partnerships: A study of Multiple, Cascading Policy Windows."
  • Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK.
    MSc. in Management, October 2002.
  • Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
    BA (Hons.) International Relations and Strategic Studies, July 2000.

Professional Experience

  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
    Assistant Professor, Political Science, School of Public Policy, September 2014 – Present.
  • Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
    Lecturer (equivalent to an assistant professor), Department of Social Sciences, April 2011 – September 2014.
  • University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability of Nuclear Power: An integrated Approach (SPrIng) project, Department of Politics and International Relations, April 2008 – March 2011.
  • University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
    Research Associate, Carbon Reduction in Buildings [CaRB] project, Manchester Architectural Research Centre, December 2006 – April 2008.

Select. Publications

  • Toke, D. and Baker, K. (online first 2015) "So what’s New? Electricity Market Reform in Britain", Policy and Politics. DOI:
  • Baker, K. and Irving, A. (online first 2015). "Co-producing approaches to the management of Dementia through Social Prescribing", Social Policy and Administration, DOI: 10.1111/spol.12127
  • Baker, K. and Stoker, G. (2013). "Governance and the Nuclear Industry: Why governing is easier said than done", Political Studies, 61(3): 580-598. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2012.00978.x
  • Baker, K. and Stoker, G. (2012). "Metagovernance and Nuclear Power in Europe", Journal of European Public Policy, 19(7): 1026 –1051. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2011.652900
  • Baker, K. (2012). "Understanding Strategic Service Partnerships", Public Performance and Management Review, 35(4): 660 – 678. DOI: 10.2753/PMR1530-9576350405
  • Baker, K. and Rubin, E.V. (2011). "Understanding Accountability and Governance in Post-Invasion Iraq", Administration and Society, 43(5): 515 – 536. DOI: 10.1177/0095399711412929
  • Crosbie, T. and Baker, K. (2010). "Energy Efficiency Interventions in Housing: Learning from the Inhabitants", Building Research and Information, 38(1): 70 – 79 DOI: 10.1080/09613210903279326.