Job: Professor of Critical Policy Studies
Faculty: Business and Law
School/department: Leicester Business School
Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 257 7818
Jonathan S. Davies is Professor of Critical Policy Studies. He previously worked at the University of Warwick. His first monograph Partnerships and regimes: the politics of urban regeneration in the UK was published by Ashgate in 2001. His second, Challenging Governance Theory: from Networks to Hegemony was published by The Policy Press in September 2011. Jonathan has published in leading journals including the Journal of Urban Affairs, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Environment and Planning A (Forthcoming), Urban Studies (Forthcoming), Political Studies, Policy & Politics, Public Administration and The Political Quarterly. Together with David L. Imbroscio, Jonathan co-edited the second edition of Theories of Urban Politics (Sage, 2009), The Sage Library of Political Science encyclopaedic work on Urban Politics (2010) and Critical Urban Studies: New Directions (SUNY Press, 2010). His research interests span critical issues in governance, urban studies and public policy. He organised the first Critical Governance conference in 2010. The second will be held at the University of Warwick in December 2012. See http://go.warwick.ac.uk/orthodoxies| for further information.
Local Governance Research Unit
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Critical approaches to governance, public policy and urban studies.
Governance and public policy
Governance (POPP 2402)
Best paper award for paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, April 2002: Davies J S 'Partnerships versus Regimes: Why Regime Theory Cannot Explain Urban Coalitions in the UK', Journal of Urban Affairs, 25, 2003, 253-269.
Warwick Business School Excellence in Publishing Award, 2004: Davies J S (2004) Conjuncture or Disjuncture? An Institutionalist Analysis of Local Regeneration Partnerships in the UK. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 28(3) 570-585.
Principal Investigator: £45,000 from the ESRC for ‘Interpreting the local politics of social exclusion (2004-5).
Co-applicant for £500,000 as part of a multi-institution research consortium led by Mike Geddes (Warwick) to deliver ODPM national evaluation of Local Strategic Partnerships (2002-5).
120,000 Norwegian Krone from the Norwegian Research Council for participation in a 3 year project (2013-2015) led by the Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research studying network governance in Russia.
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