Local Government Studies


  • Dr Peter Matthew, University of Stirling, UK
  • Professor Germa Bel, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr Marc Esteve, University College London, UK
  • Dr Tamara Metze, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Reviews Editor:

Professor Michael Hughes, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham

Journal Co-ordinator:

Helen Hancock, University of Birmingham

local-government-studiesLocal Government Studies is the leading journal for the study of local politics, policy, public administration and management and governance. The journal, which will publish its 40th volume in 2014, has established itself as an influential forum for critical dialogue and exchange on local government and a vital resource for academics, politicians, policy makers and practitioners internationally.

The editors welcome submissions in this field, particularly work of a comparative, methodologically innovative and theoretically challenging nature.

Peer review

All articles published in Local Government Studies have undergone rigorous peer review.

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