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The local public realm

The current issue of Policy & Politics is a themed issue on the topic Reconfiguring the local public realm (£req). The editorial for the issue was coauthored by me and my colleagues Gary Bridge and David Sweeting. The issue has a strongly international flavour and draws papers from […]

Policy and complexity

This year’s Policy & Politics Conference takes place on 17-18 September. It’s theme is “Transforming Policy & Politics: The future of the state in the 21st Century”. I will be giving a paper entitled Public policy in a world of complexity.

Housing finance futures

I will be giving a paper entitled Perspectives on housing finance futures, in collaboration with Ken Gibb of Glasgow University, at the Housing Studies Association 2013 Annual Conference “Changing political, socioeconomic and institutional landscapes: What are the consequences for housing?”, in York, 10th-12th April.

More on mayors …

Following up my debate piece on elected mayors in Policy & Politics in October 2012, the journal has published a debate reply section in its January 2013 issue. The whole section, including my response to the three replies The mayoral saga continues, is available here free to download […]