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.

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.

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.

Mckenna, MG 2021, 'Commissioned Book Review: Policy Controversies and Political Blame Games', Political Studies Review.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bartels, K, Wagenaar, H & Li, Y 2020, 'Introduction: Towards deliberative policy analysis 2.0', Policy Studies, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 295-306.

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