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I will be speaking at the National Housing Federation Hothouse event in Exeter on 2nd October. I’m giving a perspective on what I think the housing association world might be like in 2033.

Debates in policy studies

The current issue of Policy & Politics (vol 41, no 4) is a special issue arising out of the journal’s 40th Anniversary Conference, held in Bristol last year. The issue includes a paper entitled Reflections on contemporary debates in policy studies, co-authored by me and my colleague Sarah […]

Citizens, mayors and democracy in the city

We’re running a seminar on this theme on 18th October. We’re very pleased that colleagues from the the National Autonomous University of Mexico will be a key part of the afternoon’s proceedings, courtesy of funding from the British Academy. I’ll be chairing the event. More information, and contact details […]

Responding to the Mayor’s lecture

On Monday 18th November 2013 I am one of three people – alongside Alexandra Jones and Tony Travers – responding to Mayor Ferguson’s first annual lecture, organised under the auspices of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. The event is The state of the Bristol economy: The Mayor’s annual […]