Ryan does research on the formation, preferably over long periods of time, of public administrations. He is particularly interested in understanding the ways in which such institutions are embedded in, and entwined with, broader social contexts. His work presently extends to compliance regimes, civil service and public financial systems, and public procurement. He has been involved in various reform and support initiatives in these areas. His focus is on South Africa, but he understands the country in global and comparative terms.Ryan is currently studying for a PhD in Political Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He completed his Masters at PARI and Wits University. He has Honours in Philosophy and Political Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Wits University. He did his Bachelors with majors in Philosophy, Politics, and Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Olver, C., M. Buthelezi and R. Brunette (2017) ‘Party Political Funding and the South African State’. Submission to the Parliamentary Ad-hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties. Working Paper. Johannesburg: Public Affairs Research Institute.
Meny-Gibert, S. and R. Brunette (2015) ‘Reflections On A GTAC Project To Improve Supply Chain Management In A Provincial Education Department’. A PARI report for the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC).
Brunette, R., I. Chipkin, G. Tshimomola and S. Meny-Gibert (2014) The Contract State: Outsourcing And Decentralisation In Contemporary South Africa’. A PARI report. Johannesburg: Public Affairs Research Institute.