Local Government Studies Prizes

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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

Year Author(s) Article Volume Issue
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

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