Charles Raab

School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Charles D. Raab is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow in the School of Social and Political Studies at The University of Edinburgh. He is the Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution’s current inquiry into the Impact of Surveillance and Data Collection upon the Privacy of Citizens and their Relationship with the State. His main research interests are in public policy and governance, including British government, information policy (privacy protection and public access to information) and information technology in democratic politics, government and commerce. His research has been funded by the ESRC, the National Science Foundation (USA), the European Commission, the Nuffield Foundation, the Scottish Office and the Scottish Executive. Publications include (with C Bennett) The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective (Ashgate, 2003; 2nd edition MIT Press, 2006); (with M Arnott, eds.), The Governance of Schooling: Comparative Studies (Routledge/Falmer, 2000); (with M Anderson et al.), Policing the European Union (Clarendon Press, 1996); (with A McPherson), Governing Education: A Sociology of Policy Since 1945(Edinburgh U.P., 1988) and many contributions to academic journals and edited volumes. He is a member of the editorial boards of tenjournals in the fields of information policy and public policy.