Local Government Studies Prizes
Local Government Studies
About the prize
Local Government Studies awards two prizes every year, the John Stewart Prize for Best Article and the George Jones Prize (Early Stage Career Researcher).
The names of the two prizes were chosen to remind today’s local government scholars of two of the subject’s pioneers: Professor John Stewart of the University of Birmingham and Professor George Jones of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The John Stewart Prize and George Jones Prize prize are awarded annually following a rigorous process of review by members of the Local Government Studies editorial board.
John Stewart Prize: The judges very much liked the novel approach that Warner and Hefetz adopt to examine dynamics and drivers of contracting out and remunicipalisation. By focusing on the role of unionised labour, they uncover a hitherto under-researched factor in organisational decision-making and suggest pathway for important future research in this rapidly-growing field
George Jones Prize: The judges were hugely impressed by the extensive fieldwork that Mats Fred undertook in preparation for this article, and felt that it makes an excellent contribution to the literature on institutional logics in the public sector.
These two 2021 award winning papers have been made free to access until the end of 2022
The John Stewart Prize for Best Article
|2021||Mildred E. Warner and Amir Hefetz||Contracting dynamics and unionisation: managing labour, contracts and markets||46||2|
|2020||José Nederhand, Martijn van der Steer and Mark van Twist||Boundary-spanning strategies for aligning institutional logics: a typology||45||2|
|2019||Amanda Fitzgerald||Querying the resilient local authority: the question of ‘resilience for whom?’||44||6|
|2018||Alex Lord, Michael Mair, John Sturzaker & Paul Jones||‘The planners’ dream goes wrong?’ Questioning citizen-centred planning||43||3|
|2017||Deborah Platts-Fowler & David Robinson||Community resilience: a policy tool for local government?||42||5|
|2016||Paul Bunyan||Regenerating the city: people, politics, power and the public sphere||41||3|
|2015||Pawel Swianiewicz||An Empirical Typology of Local Government Systems in Eastern Europe||40||2|
|2014||Eoin Reeves||The Not So Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Over Twelve Years of PPP in Ireland||39||3|
George Jones Prize (Early Stage Career Researcher)
|2021||Mats Fred||Local government projectification in practice – a multiple institutional logic perspective||46||3|
|2020||Isabel Narbón Perpiña||Evaluating local government performance in times of crisis||45||1|
|2019||Nathalie Colasanti, Rocco Frondizi, Joyce Liddle & Marco Meneguzzo||Grassroots democracy and local government in Northern Syria: the case of democratic confederalism||44||6|
|2018||Alison Gardner||Big change, little change? Punctuation, increments and multi-layer institutional change for English local authorities under austerity||43||2|
|2017||Steve Rolfe||Divergence in Community Participation Policy: Analysing Localism and Community Empowerment Using a Theory of Change Approach||42||1|
|2016||Jens Nilsson||Local Political Decision-Making: A Case of Rationality or Appropriateness?||41||6|