Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)

The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) is the leading academic centre for research and teaching on local governance and strategic public management. We enrich the world of local public service with research evidence and innovative ideas, making a positive difference.

Forthcoming events

New Executive Programme: Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)
04-06 November 2015

New Executive Programme: Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)
05-07 October, 02, 03 November 2015

Helping you develop yourself...

Helping you develop yourself...

Explore complex issues, question conventional thought and address challenges in Public Management, Administration, Public Service Commissioning and Local Policy and Politics.

Helping to strengthen your organisation

Helping to strengthen your organisation

Our research bridges the gap between the academic and the practitioner and has a major influence on academic and policy audiences. We produce a range of publications from our research.

Forthcoming seminars and short courses

Forthcoming seminars and short courses

If you are an employer looking for a course for your employees, or an individual investing in your own personal development, we offer a diverse range of courses and pathways of study and development.

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Posted 24 July 2015

Blog: Combined Authorities – Why Birmingham doesn't have a city region like Leeds

Written by Chris Game. "Cornwall leapfrogs West Midlands in devolution race" was the headline over one report of the Government's recent devolution deal with Cornwall Council, giving the county greater control over adult skills spending and regional investment, and, with the Isles of Scilly, the prospect of integrating health and social care services.

Posted 16 July 2015

Blog: Is a 120-member council really too big?

Written by Chris Game. "This blog's main purpose is to place somewhere in the public domain some basic electoral data on council size. Basic, but not normally presented in a form that I've sometimes wanted for illustrative purposes. I'm hoping, therefore, there may be others who'll find the data of at least passing interest, so here goes."

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