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Institute for Local Governance

A research group of the Business School.

The Institute for Local Governance (ILG) is a pioneering research and knowledge exchange venture designed to maximise the benefits of collaboration between the region's universities and wider public realm.  It is a unique research partnership between all the North East local authorities, universities, police, forces, fire and rescue services, Strategic Health Authority, One North East, and other public sector partners.  In pursuing the local governance agenda, the ILG also seeks to work in collaboration with the region's private and third sector.

The partnership has a shared vision to support innovation, improvement, efficiency and quality in public services.  This is to be supported by establishing the Institute as an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the field of local governance.

>>Institute for Local Governance website


Faculty, Durham University Business School, Queen's Campus, Thornaby TS17 6BH

Institute for Local Governance, Elvet Hill House, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Publications by staff in this group

Authored book

  • Mawson, J. & Tomaney, J. (2002). England: The State of the Regions. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Mawson, J. & Pearce, G. et. al. (2000). Devolved Approaches to Local Governance: Policy and Practice in Neighbourhood Management. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
  • Mawson, J. & Hall, S. (1999). Challenge Funding, Contracts and Area Regeneration. Policy Press.
  • Mawson, J. & Bradbury, J. (1997). British Regionalism and Devolution. The Challenge of State Reform and European Integration. London: Taylor Francis.
  • Mawson, J. & Spencer, K. et. al. (1986). Crisis in the Industrial Heartland: A Study of the West Midlands. Oxford University Press.

Journal Article