Publications

Our research strategy has been effective in raising the international profile of our published research output, with staff contributing to leading journals in the discipline and with review articles, review symposia and debate pieces frequently prompted by the published work of members of the School.

Journals in the department

Critical Policy Studies

Critical Policy Analysis was launched in May 2007 by the Institute of Local Government Studies at Birmingham University to take the place of a previous INLOGOV-produced journal, Local Governance.

Local Government Studies

Local Government Studies is the leading journal for the study of local politics, policy, administration and public management.

Latest publications from INLOGOV staff

Cisternas, F, Sun, C, Contador, CA, Anders , S, Chu, M, Phan , N, Hu, B, Liu , Z, Lam, H-M & Tse , LA 2024, 'Cultural and generational factors shape Asians’ sustainable food choices: Insights from choice experiments and information nudges', Cell Reports Sustainability, vol. 1, no. 2, 100020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crsus.2024.100020

Andres, L, Bryson, JR, Ersoy, A & Reardon, L 2024, Fragmented recoveries and proactive adaptability: new paradigm shifts and theoretical directions to unpacking recovery processes and behavioural change. in L Andres, JR Bryson, A Ersoy & L Reardon (eds), Pandemic Recovery?: Reframing and rescaling societal challenges. 1 edn, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, pp. 359-381. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781802201116.00039

Wagenaar, H & Bartels, K 2024, 'Introduction: Advancing the Commonsverse: The Political Economy of The Commons', International Journal of the Commons, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 337–350. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1400

Bryson, JR, Andres, L, Ersoy, A & Reardon, L 2024, Introduction: Shock Chains and Parallel Shocks: Towards a Social Science of the Recovery Society. in L Andres, JR Bryson, A Ersoy & L Reardon (eds), Pandemic Recovery? : Reframing and Rescaling Societal Challenges . 1 edn, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781802201116.00008

Andres, L, Bryson, JR, Ersoy, A & Reardon, L (eds) 2024, Pandemic Recovery? Reframing and Rescaling Societal Challenges. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781802201116

Bartels, K 2024, 'Relational Ecosystems: Sustaining Prefigurative Change by Creating Conditions for Mutual Learning and Change', International Journal of the Commons, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 231–245. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1228

Bryson, JR, Andres, L, Ersoy, A & Reardon, L 2024, The Magic of Ordinary rather than Extraordinary Resilience? Higher Education and Longer-Term Pandemic Impacts . in L Andres, JR Bryson, A Ersoy & L Reardon (eds), Pandemic Recovery? : Reframing and Rescaling Societal Challenges. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, pp. 322-332. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781802201116.00035

Chu, M 2024, The intersecting political and health crises in Hong Kong and the socio-economic and political consequences. in L Andres, J Bryson, A Ersoy & L Reardon (eds), Pandemic Recovery?: Reframing and Rescaling Societal Challenges. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, pp. 198-208. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781802201116.00024

Marsden, G, Reardon, L, Campbell, M, Gupta, S & Verma, A 2024, 'Tightly Bound, Loosely Interpreted: MetaGovernance and Local Institutional Adaptation in the Implementation of the Smart Cities Mission India', Administration & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/00953997241237531

Pera, M & Bussu, S 2024, 'Towards Democratisation of Public Administration: Public-Commons Partnerships in Barcelona', International Journal of the Commons, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 164–176. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1385

Bussu, S & Fleuß, D 2023, 11 Citizens’ assemblies: Top-down or bottom-up? – both, please! in M Reuchamps, J Vrydagh & Y Welp (eds), De Gruyter Handbook of Citizens’ Assemblies. Citizens’ Assemblies and Mini-Publics, vol. 1, De Gruyter, pp. 141-154. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110758269-013

Esteve, M, Garrido-Rodríguez, JC, Moore, A, Schuster, C & Zafra Gómez, JL 2023, 'Assessing the Effects of User Accountability in Contracting Out', Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muad020

Bua, A, Bussu, S & Davies, J 2023, Democracy-Driven Governance and Governance-Driven Democratisation in Barcelona and Nantes. in A Bua & S Bussu (eds), Reclaiming Participatory Governance: Social Movements and the Reinvention of Democratic Innovation. Routledge Studies in Democratic Innovations, Routledge, London. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003218517-13/

Wan, L, Nochta, T, Tang, J & Schooling, JM 2023, Digital Twins for Smart Cities: Conceptualisation, challenges and practices. ICE Publishing Ltd. <https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/isbn/9780727766007>

Mahesh, S, Lowther, J & Miller, R 2023, 'Improving Quality in Social Work: The Role of Peer Challenge', British Journal of Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcad252

Bussu, S & Bua, A 2023, Introduction. in A Bua & S Bussu (eds), Reclaiming Participatory Governance : Social Movements and the Reinvention of Democratic Innovation. 1st edn, Routledge Studies in Democratic Innovations, Routledge, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003218517-1

Bastidas, V, Oti-Sarpong, K, Nochta, T, Wan, L, Tang, J & Schooling, J 2023, 'Leadership for responsible digital innovation in the built environment: a socio-technical review for re-establishing competencies', Journal of Urban Management, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 57-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jum.2023.01.004

Bastidas, V, Oti‐Sarpong, K, Nochta, T, Wan, L, Tang, J & Schooling, J 2023, 'Leadership of urban digital innovation for public value: A competency framework', IET Smart Cities. https://doi.org/10.1049/smc2.12063

McLoughlin, S, Polizzi, F, Harrison, T, Moller, F, Maile, A, Picton, I & Clark, C 2023, 'Measuring Civic Engagement in Young Children', Journal of psychoeducational assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/07342829231205070

Harrison, T, Polizzi, G, Mcloughlin, S & Moller, F 2023, 'Measuring cyber wisdom: preliminary validation of a new four-component measure', Education and Information Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-023-11953-9

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