António Tavares

António Tavares

Adjunct Associate Professor

PhD, Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University, 2003
MPA, Public Administration, University of Minho, Portugal, 1997

António Tavares is Adjunct Associate Professor at the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV).

António is also Associate Professor and Director of the PhD in Administrative Sciences programme, and Chair of the Department of International Relations and Public Administration at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

He is co-editor of the Urban Affairs Review, the journal affiliated with the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. His research interests comprise topics in the fields of local government and urban politics, including policy-driven electronic governance, territorial reforms, urban and regional governance, and political and civic engagement. His research has been published in a wide range of journals in political science, public administration and urban studies, including the Journal of Urban Affairs, Local Government Studies, Policy Studies Journal, International Review of Administrative Sciences, and Public Management Review. He is a member of the team that annually publishes the Municipal Transparency Index, based on information available on the official websites of Portuguese local governments.

António received a PhD in Public Administration and Policy from the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University, a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Minho, Portugal, and a BA in Organizational Sociology from the University of Minho, Portugal. He teaches Local Government, Theories of the Policy Process, and Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation and is involved in professional training for upper-level civil servants in the fields of public policy and public administration.

Research Interests

  • Accountability in government
  • Local government service delivery
  • Participation in government
  • Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (EGOV)
  • Transparency in government
  • Urban and regional governance