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The Power of Now: Re-imagining the Future of Local Government Through Studies of Actually Existing Practice
(Taylor and Francis, 2020)
This article contends that the study of UK local government, its institutions and actors, is an increasingly ‘niche’ pursuit. We argue that the field is caught in a common sense narrative that plays off local government ...
Never Mind the Details: Here's the Tea Party'
This chapter examines the rise of the Tea Party movement in the US during the early days of the Obama administration. The contradictions, conflicts and energy of this mixed bag of conservatives, libertarians and evangelicals ...
Towards a new era of regionalism in Italy? A comparative perspective on autonomy referendums
Referendums on regional autonomy are rare events in European politics but are likely to produce important political and institutional effects. This article provides the first systematic account of the autonomy referendums ...
Pay progression in routinised service sector work: Navigating the internal labour market in a fast food MNC
The UK’s widespread use of low-skill, low-paid employment has been well documented. It has been argued internal labour markets (ILMs) benefit such workers, affording them with opportunities for progression. Relatively ...
Operational dilemmas in safety-critical industries: the tension between organizational reputational concerns and the effective communication of risk
(Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Core), 2019-05-08)
Organizations involved in safety-critical operations often deal with operational tensions especially when involved in safety-critical incidents that is likely to violate safety. In this paper, we set out to understand ...
The market development of avaition biofuel: drivers and constraints
Working in and Against Hybrid Landscapes: Reflections on the Skills and Capabilities of Chief Officers in UK Local Government
This chapter examines the educational and developmental demands of public managers, exploring the necessary skills and competences required to move across the hybrid landscapes within which they increasingly work. Drawing ...
Cultural and Creative Districts as Spaces for Value Change
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2019-05)
This chapter considers the notion of value appropriation embodied in physical space, as well as the process through which value is constructed through space. Drawing on the case study of the Ouseburn Valley in the North ...
Problematising Philanthropy in the UK Cultural Sector
This chapter outlines the post-recession funding landscape in the UK cultural sector as one view of the creative economy. Focusing on the promotion of philanthropy as a hegemonic funding model for arts organisations and ...
Corruption Fights Back: Localizing Transparency and EITI in the Nigerian ‘Penkelemes’
(Wiley Online Library, 2020-08-07)
This study explores how the global transparency norm is localized in the Nigerian extractive industry. Transparency is theorised as a process which can be analysed in terms of rules, interactions, power games and context. ...