Martin Lodge, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK
Kutsal Yesilkagit, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Robert Cox, University of South Carolina, USA
Julia Fleischer, Potsdam University, Germany
Recognised as study group in 1984; granted research committee status in 1987.
Seeks to advance the comparative study of executive politics; this includes chief executives and cabinets, the permanent bureaucracy and appointed officials, and the relations between them. SOG is also interested in the development, adoption and implementation of policies, and in the co-ordination and control of decision making.