Publications

We have an extensive catalogue of publications - research reports, long read articles, toolkits and best practice guidelines - that stem from our work with our member councils and other collaborations. Most publications are free to read and download as PDFs but you do need to be logged in to the website. Please sign in or set up an account if you don't already have one (this is free of charge). A few publications are for members only.

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Revisiting municipalisation

This essay is part of our post-covid councils work looking at the future of local government. Here Janet Sillett offers a vision of a council choosing to bring a 21st century take to the concept of municipalism.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

LGIU Scotland: End of year review 2020

2020 was LGIU Scotland’s biggest year for content yet. Here we bring you a round up of some of what we produced during the year and look at what we have planned for the coming year.

Scotland

2020 Hindsight: a year of our most impactful content

2020 was a tumultuous year for local government. It also one that clearly showed the importance of its community leadership role. We’ve had a look back through some of our most impactful work this year, providing support, looking ahead and shining a light on the work of councils and local government leaders.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Annual Review 2020

A review of LGIU’s work in 2020.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

The future of local government

Covid-19 has exacerbated and accelerated a period of huge disruption across many parts of the globe. Dr Andy Johnston looks at the implications of this disruption for local government and examines potential future scenarios for the future of the sector.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Bundle: Social mobility

What makes the difference to where we end up in life? A collection of our recent publications and events focusing on social mobility.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Post-Covid Councils: The Location of Power

In the latest instalments of our Post-Covid Councils work, Head of Research Andrew Walker investigates questions about the balance and location of power. 

Global
Members & Followers

Can we have healthy elections in a pandemic?

It’s European Local Democracy Week and even as we celebrate the amazing contributions elected members have had on their communities as we publish our Cllr Awards shortlist, it’s also a time to reflect on the impact Covid-19 has had on democracy and on voting and what we need to do to make sure that our…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland