Local Government Studies

(The TQCC of Local Government Studies is 4. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-09-01 to 2023-09-01.)
Evaluating the outcomes of co-production in local government34
Local governments and their arm’s length bodies34
Pragmatic municipalism or austerity urbanism? Understanding local government responses to fiscal stress25
Between lockdown and calm down. Comparing the COVID-19 responses of Norway and Sweden24
Delivering public services through social media in European local governments. An interpretative framework using semantic algorithms22
Multi-level responses to COVID-19: crisis coordination in Germany from an intergovernmental perspective22
Contracting dynamics and unionisation: managing labour, contracts and markets19
A systematic review of the literature on determinants of public managers' attitudes toward public participation18
Migration-related city networks: a global overview17
Citizen participation in the smart city: findings from an international comparative study15
Serving an ageing population: collaboration is key14
Vertical and horizontal intergovernmental relations during the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis: experience from the extremely fragmented CEE countries13
Humanitarian co-production in local government: the case of natural disaster volunteering in Japan13
Cross-sector collaboration in times of crisis: findings from a study of the Funing tornado in China12
Harnessing the power of dialogue: examining the impact of facebook content on citizens’ engagement10
The leadership of place and people in the new English combined authorities10
Local territorial reform and regional spending efficiency9
Towards more digital cities? Change in technology use and perceptions across small and medium-sized US cities9
Mind the gap, please! Pinpointing the influence of municipal size on local electoral participation9
Do the networks of inter-municipal cooperation enhance local government performance?8
What happens when municipalities run corporations? Empirical evidence from 290 Swedish municipalities8
How do local actors interpret, enact and contest policy? An analysis of local government responses to meeting the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey8
French participation in transnational migration networks: understanding city (dis)involvement and “passivism”8
Cutback management and path dependency: evidence from the two recent recessions7
Making sense of trajectories of participation in European city networks on migration: insights from the cases of Turin (Italy) and Saint-Etienne (France)7
Assessing the intensity of cooperation: a study of joint delegation of municipal functions to inter-municipal associations7
‘We as leaders of major European cities’ – how Eurocities works to influence EU migration and integration policies7
Local politicians’ preferences in public procurement: ideological or strategic reasoning?7
From centralisation to new ways of multi-level coordination: Spain’s intergovernmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic7
Does decentralising public procurement affect the quality of governance? Evidence from local government in Europe7
Why some local governments choose not to free-ride when undergoing boundary reform: a study of two merger cases in Poland7
The governance games of citizens and stakeholders’ engagement: longitudinal narratives7
Untangling blame and responsibility for service delivery and local governance performance: testing a grounded social accountability approach in Tanzania6
Strengthening local political leadership through institutional design: how and why6
Factors influencing the extent of local public spending through contracting-out and intermunicipal contracting in New York: focusing on institutional constraints, histories, and fiscal capacity6
Governance challenges of different institutional logics and modes of organising: a Norwegian case study of municipal water supply6
Guest editors’ introduction: Comparing local elections and voting in Europe: lower rank, different kind… or missing link?6
Extending upper echelon theory to top managers’ characteristics, management practice, and quality of public service in local government5
Indispensable, yet Invisible: Drinking water management as a local political issue in Swedish municipalities5
Guest editors’ introduction: the power of now. Reimagining the future of local government through studies of ‘actually existing’ practice5
Assessing multi-level congruence in voting in comparative perspective: Introducing the municipal level5
Gender mainstreaming in Spain: policy instruments, influencing factors, and the role of local government5
Polity size and voter turnout revisited: micro-level evidence from 14 countries of Central and Eastern Europe5
Encounters with the organisation: how local civil servants experience and handle tensions in public engagement5
How Finland copes with an ageing population: adjusting structures and equalising the financial capabilities of local governments5
Impact of politicians’ salaries and their dedication regime on the efficiency of municipal public services5
The Belgian and Dutch response to COVID-19: change and stability in the mayors’ position4
Delivering electoral integrity under pressure: local government, electoral administration, and the 2016 Brexit referendum4
Successfully navigating the fiscal challenges of the age of the aged: municipal government in Japan4
The impact of demographic trends on local government financial reserves: evidence from England4
Special issue on comparative intergovernmental relations and the pandemic: how European devolved governments responded to a public health crisis4
Delimiting citizen participation: how Israeli mayors get the most out of the process4
Inter-municipal cooperation in administrative tasks – the role of population dynamics and elections4
Mayors as a variable in typologies of local governments: a case study of the Czech Republic4
No Uber, no tourists? Public attitudes toward municipal regulation of the sharing economy4
Beneficiaries and cost bearers: evidence on political clientelism from Hungary4
Do boundary consolidations alter the relationship between politicians and voters? The case of municipal mergers in Japan4
Local agency for the public purpose? Dissecting and evaluating the emerging discourses of municipal entrepreneurship in the UK4
The attractiveness of local and national list labels: the role of socio-economic inequalities on the success of electoral lists4
Platforms as distinctive realms and the role of policy discretion: a cross-platform assessment of citizen engagement with Dutch municipalities through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram4
Local governments’ responses to the fiscal stress label: the case of New York4
Electoral opportunism and water pricing with incomplete transfer of control rights4
The re-election of corrupt mayors: context, relational leadership and level of corruption4