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
Bryson, JR, Andres, L, Ersoy, A & Reardon, L 2021, A year into the pandemic: shifts, improvisations and impacts for people, place, and policy. in JR Bryson, L Andres, A Ersoy & L Reardon (eds), Living with Pandemics: People, Place and Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, pp. 2-34. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800373594.00010
Acton, J, Anderson, P, Andres, L, Angus, M, Amor, P, Arrowsmith, J (ed.), Asmelash, H, Bartington, S (ed.), Bengtsson, F, Bhullar, L, Bloss, W, Bonet, B, Börner, S, O Bonsu, N, Bryson, JR, Burns, V, Burrows, A, Calvert, C, Cassidy, N, Cavoski, A, Chadyiwa, M, Chapman, H, Chapman, L, Cockram, M, Degendardt, L, Dickinson, D, Ding, Y, Dobrzynski, D, Dolo, M, Dora, J, Ercolani, M, Ersoy, A, Farag, H, Ferranti, E, Fisher, R, Freer, M, Goldmann, N, Goode, CE, Greenham, S, Gulati, S, Hadfield-Hill, S, Harper, G, Hegerl, G, Hillmansen, S, Holmes, J, Huang, JJ, Huser, C, Jackson, R, Jaroszweski, D, Jefferson, I, Johnson, J, Kaewunruen, S, Kelly-Akinnuoye, F, Kettles, G, Kraftl, P, Krause, S, Leckebusch, GC, Lee, R, Lockwood, B (ed.), Lohse, J, Luna Diez, E, Lynch, I (ed.), MacKenzie, R, Maddison, D, Makepeace, J, Mann, V, Marino, R, Mavronicola, N, McDonald, M, McGowan, K (ed.), Metje, N, Ng, K, Nicol, J, O'Sullivan, C, Phalkey, N, Prestwood, E, Pyatt, N, Quinn, A, Radcliffe, J (ed.), Ravi, M, Reardon, L, Reeder, T, O’Regan, P, Remedios, L, Roberts, J, Rogers, C, Rungskunroch, P, van Schaik, W, Swan, J (ed.), Thomson, I, Toft, H (ed.), Tong, J, Botello Villagrana, F, Walton, A, Wason, C (ed.), Weir, C, Wood, R & Zhong, J 2021, Addressing the climate challenge. University of Birmingham. https://doi.org/10.25500/epapers.bham.00003451
Huo, Y, Xie, J, Moller, F & Kristjánsson, K 2021, 'Character strengths and virtues in Chinese moral education: evidence from ‘the Code’ and from primary and secondary schools', Journal of Positive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2021.1897870
Mckenna, MG 2021, 'Commissioned Book Review: Policy Controversies and Political Blame Games', Political Studies Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478929921990994
Durose, C, Richardson, L, Rozenburg, M, Ryan, M & Escobar , O 2021, 'Community control in the housing commons: a conceptual typology', International Journal of the Commons, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 291–304. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1093
Gains, F & Lowndes, V 2021, 'Identifying the institutional micro-foundations of gender policy change: a case study of police governance and violence against women and girls', Politics & Gender. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743923X20000586
Bartels, K, Wittmayer, J & Larrea, M 2021, 'Introduction: Action Research, Policy and Politics', International Journal of Action Research, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 3-17. https://doi.org/10.3224/ijar.v17i1.01
Durose, C, Perry, B, Richardson, L & Dean, R 2021, 'Leadership and the hidden politics of co-produced research: a Q-methodology study', International Journal of Social Research Methodology .
Bryson, JR, Andres, L, Ersoy, A & Reardon, L (eds) 2021, Living with pandemics: places, people and policy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800373594
Joyce, P 2021, 'Public governance, agility and pandemics: a case study of the UK response to COVID-19', International Review of Administrative Sciences, pp. 002085232098340. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020852320983406
Closs-Davies, S, Merkl-Davies, D & Bartels, K 2021, 'Tax Credits as an accounting technology of government: “Showing my boys they have to work, because that is what happens”', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAJ-12-2018-3798
Bryson, JR, Andres, L, Ersoy, A & Reardon, L 2021, The preparedness, responsiveness and recovery triality: a pandemic research and policy framework. in JR Bryson, L Andres, A Ersoy & L Reardon (eds), Living with Pandemics: People, Place and Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, pp. 286–305. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800373594.00038
Durose, C & Lowndes, V 2021, 'Why are designs for urban governance so often incomplete? A conceptual framework for explaining and harnessing institutional incompleteness', Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654421990673
Durose, C, van Ostaijen, M, Van Hulst, M, Escobar, O & Agger, A 2021, 'Working the urban assemblage: a transnational study of transforming practices', Urban Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/00420980211031431
Needham, C, Mangan, C, Bottom, K & Parker, S 2020, Elected Officials in an Era of Austerity: Stewards, Mediators, and Catalysts. in H Sullivan, H Dickinson & H Henderson (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03008-7_18-1
Reardon, L & Marsden, G 2020, 'Exploring the role of the state in the depoliticisation of UK transport policy', Policy and politics, vol. 48, no. 2, 18, pp. 223-240. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557319X15707904263616
Bartels, K 2020, Fitting In: The Double-Sided Work of Intermediating Social Innovation in Local Governance. in H Sullivan & H Dickinson (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant. Palgrave.
Bartels, K, Greenwood, DJ & Wittmayer, J 2020, 'How Action Research Can Make Deliberative Policy Analysis More Transformative', Policy Studies, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 392-410. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2020.1724927
Lowndes, V & Polat, R 2020, 'How do local actors interpret, enact and contest policy? an analysis of local government responses to meeting the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey', Local Government Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2020.1825386
Bartels, K, Wagenaar, H & Li, Y 2020, 'Introduction: Towards deliberative policy analysis 2.0', Policy Studies, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 295-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2020.1772219
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