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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 an innovative and unique partnership between the North East's local authorities, universities, police forces and fire and rescue services whose purpose is to source university research and expertise for its public sector partners. Wherever possible the work is delivered via a process of collaboration between academics and practitioners.
This partnership shares the vision of supporting innovation, improvement, efficiency and quality in public services. It seeks to support transformation and change including supporting disadvantaged groups and communities, helping to save public sector organisations money, sourcing expertise locally and providing academic opportunities. We aspire to be recognised centre of excellence in the field of local governance.
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
- 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.
- Laffin, M., Mawson, J. & Ormston, C. (2014). Public services in a “post-democratic age” an alternative framework to network governance. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32(4): 762-776.
- Wilson, R., Cornford, J., Baines S. & Mawson, J. (2011). New development: Information for Localism? Policy Sense-making for Local Governance. Public Money and Management 31(4): 295-299.
- Mawson, J. (2010). Social Enterprise, Strategic Networks and Regional Development. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 30(1/2): 66-83.
- Mawson, J. & Pearce, G. (2009). Governance in the English Regions: moving beyond muddling through?. International Journal of Public Sector Management 22(7): 623-641.
- Mawson, J. (2009). Local Government Economic Development and the Sub National Review Old Wine in New Bottles?. Local Government Studies 35(1): 39-59.
- Mawson, J., Pearce, G. & Ayres, S. (2008). Regional Governance in England: A Changing Role for the Government's Regional Offices?. Public Administration 86(2): 443-463.
- Mawson, J. (2007). Regional Governance in England: Past Experience, Future Direction?. International Journal of Public Sector Management 20(6): 548-558.
- Mawson, J. (2007). Research Councils, Universities and Local Government – Building Bridges?. Public Money and Management 27(4): 265-273.
- Mawson, J. & Pearce, G. (2003). Delivering devolved approaches to local governance. Policy and Politics 31(1): 51-67.
- Mawson, J. & Jeffrey C. (2002). Beyond the White Paper on the English Regions. Regional Studies 36(7): 715-720.
- Mawson, J. & Hall, S. (2000). Joining it up locally? Area regeneration and holistic government in England. Regional Studies 34(1): 67-74.
- Mawson, J. (1998). English Regionalism and New Labour. Regional and Federal Studies, Special Issue on Devolution and the Regions 8(1): 158-175.
- Mawson, J. & Spencer, K. (1998). Government offices and policy co-ordination in the English regions. Local Governance 24(2): 101-109.
- Mawson, J. (1998). The new territorial politics and administration and the issues and challenges for local government. Local Governance 23(3): 195-204.
- Mawson, J. (1997). New Labour and the English Regions: a missed opportunity?. Local Economy 12(3): 194-202.
- Tilson, B., Mawson, J., Beazley, M., Burfitt, A., Collinge, C., Hall, S., Loftman, P., Nevin, B. & Srbljanina, A. (1997). Partnerships for Regeneration: The Single Regeneration Budget Challenge Fund Round One. Local Government Studies 23(1): 1-15.
- Mawson, J. & Spencer, K. (1997). The Government Offices for the English Regions: towards regional governance?. Policy and Politics 25(1): 71-84.