Areas of research expertise reflect the Unit’s aim to be in the vanguard of research on major policy and theoretical issues, and include:

Examples of Current Research:

Urban governance transformations in the context of crisis

Network Governance: A Tool for Understanding Russian Policy Making?

AHRC/RSA Citizen Power in Peterborough collaborative research project: Understanding the impacts of citizen participation in Peterborough

COST IS1207 - Local Public Sector Reforms: An International Comparison - LocRef

Democratic legitimacy by performance

Political and Constitutional Reform Committee: Prospects for Codifying the Relationships between Local and Central Government

Previous Research:

Regenerating Urban Neighbourhoods (RUN): An internationally comparative research project

Pathways to Politics

Empowering communities to influence local decision making

Policy delivery implications of local initiatives to empower community

Local democracy in Lesotho: current strengths and challenges Regenerating Urban Neighbourhoods (RUN): An internationally comparative research project

Comparing local e-democracy: Experiences from Europe and the USA Meta-evaluation of the Local Government Modernisation Agenda

Council of Europe: Road testing the CLEAR participation model National Project on Local e-Democracy

Faith, hope and clarity: Developing and testing a model of faith group involvement in civil renewal making democratic institutions work: an analytical summary of the Council of Europe's acquis

Domestic Management of Terrorist Attacks Fitness for Purpose II

Electronic voting emerging good practice in new council constitutions

Local political leadership: a comparative study.  The locality effect: local government and citizen participation


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