* Unfortunately, due to the nature of my role, I am not available for PhD supervision.
I am currently researching issues surrounding animal welfare and theories of justice (with a particular emphasis on 'ideal' and 'non-ideal' theory) and exploring links between public policy and normative political theory. I provided the concept behind a workshop on animal welfare, held at the University of Warwick in May 2010, which provided a mechanism for more effectively integrating the theory and policy aspects of the department's public policy research cluster.
My current research is also focused on how we can clarify such terms as ontology, epistemology and methodology, and the deployment of such concepts in political science. I am also considering how we can relate mathematical notions of probability to philosophical understandings of whether (and which) beliefs and assertions in politics can be 'justified' and the framework this could provide for assessing and understanding political science research.
In terms of interdisciplinary research, I have collaborated on a research project on the Governance of Livestock Diease with colleagues from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Economics and Law.
A summary of the project can be found here:
The project website can be found at:
From Nov 2004 to Oct 2007 I worked on a three-year Research Councils funded project on biopesticides and their regulation. The principal investigator of the project was Professor Wyn Grant and it was undertaken in conjunction with Warwick HRI. The project investigated whether there is a 'government failure' problem in terms of the slow take-up of biopesticides. Regulatory arrangements have been developed with chemical pesticides in mind and may prove unsuitable for biological alternatives. The project also examined the extent to which retail led governance has been important in Britain and compared this with the system of regulation developed in Denmark.
My PhD thesis was on 'The Reform of Business Representation in Britain: 1970-1997'. It can be downloaded here (in adobe format):
Refereed journal articles
Carslake, D., Grant, W., Green, L., Cave, J., Greaves, J., Keeling, M., McEldowney, J. and Weldegrebriel, H. (2011) 'Endemic Cattle Diseases: Comparative Epidemiology and Governance', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B), 366 (1573) (RELU Theme Issue)
Chandler, D., Bailey, A., Tatchell, M., Davidson, G., Greaves, J. and Grant, W. (2011) 'The Development, Regulation and Use of Biopesticides for Integrated Pest Management', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B), 366 (1573) (RELU Theme Issue).
Both of the above articles can be assessed at this link
Carslake, D., Cave, J., Grant, W., Greaves, J., Green, L., Keeling, M., McEldowney, J., Medley, G. and Weldegebriel, H. (2010) 'Animal Health and Welfare: A Case Study of Science, Law and Policy in a Regulatory Environment', Science Law and Policy, Vol 3, pp 227-255.
Greaves, J. and Grant, W. (2010) 'Underperforming Policy Networks: the Biopesticides Network in the United Kingdom', British Politics, Vol 5, No 1, pp 14-40
The article can be accessed from the British Politics website. Click here
Greaves, J. and Grant. W. (2010) 'Crossing the Interdisciplinary Divide: Political Science and Biological Science', Political Studies, Vol 58, No 2, pp. 320-339.
The article can be accessed from the Political Studies website. Click here
Greaves, J. (2009) 'Biopesticides, Regulatory Innovation and the Regulatory State', Public Policy and Administration, Vol 24, No 3, pp. 245-264
The article can be accesed from the Public Policy and Administration website. Click here
Greaves, J. (2008) 'Continuity and Change in Business Representation in Britain: an Assessment of the Heseltine Initiatives of the 1990's', Environment and Planning: Government and Policy, Vol 26, No 5, pp. 998-1015.
The article can be accessed from the Environment and Planning website. Click here
Chandler, D., Davidson, G., Grant, W.P., Greaves, J., Tatchell, G.M. (2008) 'Microbial Pesticides for Integrated Crop Management: an assessment of environmental and regulatory sustainability', Trends in Food Science and Technology, Vol 19, Issue 5, pp. 275-283.
The article can be accessed online. Click here
Chandler, D., Grant, W., Greaves, J., Prince, G., Tatchell, M. (2008) 'Improving the Availability of Biopesticides: an Interdisciplinary Research Project', Outlooks on Pest Management, Vol 19, No 2, pp. 77-80.
Abstract available. Click here
Grant, W., Burnham, P., Carey, S. and Greaves, J. (forthcoming) Research Methods in Politics. Third Edition. Palgrave Macmillan.
Chandler, D., Grant, W., Greaves, J., Prince, G., Tatchell, M., Bailey, A. (2010) Biological Control, Integrated Pest Management and the Regulatory Challenge: an Interdisciplinary Approach (CABI Publishing).
More information available at this link
Grant, W. and Greaves, J.M. 'Pressure Groups: Business as Usual but an Expanding Private Sector', in 'The Palgrave Review of British Politics 2005', edited by Michael Rush and Philip Giddings (Palgrave Macmillan). Here are the 'page proofs':
Contribution to policy debate
Grant, W. and Greaves. J. (2009) 'Challenges Facing Trade Associations: Globalisation, Devolution and Consultation', in Voices of British Business, a forthcoming report by the Trade Association Forum, also to be included in the TAF directory
Chandler, D., Bending, G., Clarkson, J., Davidson, G., Hall, S., Mills, P., Pink, D., Skirvin, D., Neve, P., Kennedy, R., Greaves, J.M., Grant.W.P. and Collier, R.H. (2008), "The Consequences of the 'Cut Off' Criteria for Pesticides: Alternative Methods of Cultivation, a Briefing Note for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament" (European Parliament: Brussels).
University of Warwick publication
Greaves, J., Carslake, D., Weldegebriel, H. and Medley, G. (2009) 'Governance of Livestock Disease: Interdisciplinarity as Complexity', in Complexity: a collection of essays from the University of Warwick exploring the theme of complexity'. The University of Warwick. Available online here
PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
'Animal Welfare and Theories of Justice', presented at a Cluster Activity Research Proposal (CARP) funded workshop at the University of Warwick, 19 May 2011
'Implications for Regulation: Lessons from Biopesticides', presented at the Anglo-French Seminar on Animal Health and Welfare, University of Warwick, 4th June 2010
'Crossing the Interdisciplinary Divide: Political Science and Biological Science, presented at the Department of Politics and International Studies seminar series, University of Warwick, 18th Nov 2009
'State Veterinarians: the Construction of Rural Expertise in England', presented at the European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, Vaasa, Finland, 17-20 August 2009 (with Wyn Grant)
'Crossing the Interdisciplinary Divide', presented at the Department of Biological Sciences Populations and Disease Research Interest Group (RIG), University of Warwick, May 27th 2009
'Interaction with Social and Economic Sciences (the RELU experience)', presented at the BBSRC 'Combating Endemic Diseases of Farmed Animals for Sustainability' (CEDFAS) workshop, De Vere Mottram Hall, Cheshire, 13th May 2009
'Interdisciplinary Research: Some Practical, Methodological and Philosophical Reflections', presented at the Transdisciplinary Workshop: Working Accross Boundaries, University of Manchester, 16th Dec 2008
A short paper on the same topic can be found here - click on discussions on interdisciplinarity
'Do We Need Regulatory Changes to Make Biopesticides a Mainstream Solution?', presented at the RELU Conference 'Unlocking Change in the Food Chain', Congress Centre London, 7th November 2007
'Biopesticides, Regulatory Innovation and the Regulatory State, presented at the Politics and International Studies seminar series, University of Warwick, Jan 2007
'Biopesticides, Regulatory Innovation and the Regulatory State', a paper given to the ECPR/CRI Conference, 'Frontiers of Regulation: Assessing Scholarly Debates and Policy Challenges', at the University of Bath, September 2006.
'How Biopesticides Can Help the Rural Economy', given to the RELU workshop in conjunction with Advantage West Midlands, May 2006 (with W.P.Grant).