Public administration, environmental policy & management.
Professor O. P. Dwivedi, is University Professor Emeritus, and also teaches environmental policy and law, and comparative public policy and development administration. He has been with the University of Guelph since 1967. He has written, co-authored and edited & co-edited (A) 35 books among them the most recent ones are: Managing Development in a Global Context (Palgrave-Macmillan, London, 2007); Global Environmental Challenges: Perspectives from the South (Broadview Press, Peterborough, 2008); Administrative Culture in a Global Context (de Sitter Publications, Toronto, 2003); Sustainable Development and Canada (Peterborough, 2001); From Bureaucracy to Public Management: The Administrative Culture of the Government of Canada (Broadview Press, Peterborough, 1999); Where Corruption Lives (Kumarian Press, Bloomfield, USA, 2001); India's Environmental Policies Programmes and Stewardship (Macmillan Press, London, 1997); Governing India (New Delhi, 1998); and Bureaucracy and the Alternatives in World Perspective (Macmillan Press, London, 1999); and (B) over 125 chapters/articles in professional journals and scholarly books. In 1988, the University of Lethbridge (Alberta) Canada conferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL. D.). In 1999, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2000, the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York, appointed him a member of its Group of Experts on Globalization and the State for two years. In 2005, he received the highest Canadian civilian honour: the Order of Canada. In 2008, the University of Waterloo conferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Environmental Studies (D.E.S.). He is listed in the Canadian Who's Who.
His area of research includes such subjects as environmental policy and law, development administration, administrative culture, corruption and public service ethics; and his geographic area of research spans countries such as Canada, USA, Papua New Guinea, India, Mauritius, and various developing nations.