Tanzania and Development Studies

Tanzania: A Political Economy, Oxford University Press, first edition 1982

African Socialism in Practice, Spokesman Books, edited 1979

Kilimo Kwanza: A New Start for Agriculture in Tanzania? Paper delivered at a Britain Tanzania Society Seminar in London on 22 November 2010

Improving the Contribution of Agricultural Research to Economic Growth in Tanzania: Policy Implications of a Scoping Study in Tanzania, Working Paper 12/0093, London: International Growth Centre, 2012 (with Bitrina Diyamett)

Nyerere's socialism and its limits, First magazine, Life Times Legacy, published to celebrate the life of Mwalimu Nyerere, November 2009

The Agrarian Question: The Scholarship of David Mitrany Revisited, Journal of Peasant Studies, forthcoming 2014

Economic Development and Regeneration

Brindleyplace, Birmingham: Creating an Inner City Mixed-Use Development in Times of Recession. Planning Practice and Research, 2012 (with Geoff Wright)

‘Local Authorities Working in Partnerships: Panacea or False Dawn’ in David Bailey and Caroline Chapain (eds.) The Recession and Beyond: Local Authority Responses to the Downturn, Routledge, forthcoming (with Martin Willis)

Responding to Redundancy, How-to Guide No.1, in series on Responding to Worklessness. Improvement and Development Agency, 2009 http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/aio/10131380

Partnership Governance: Being a Non-Executive Director, Local Economy, Vol.22, No.3, 2007

(with Caterina Ferrario) "Institutional Thickness": Local Governance and Economic Development in Birmingham, England', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol.31, No.3, 2007

Regeneration Initiatives: Governance and Accountability, in John Diamond, Alan Southern, Joyce Liddle and Alan Townsend (eds.) Managing the City, Routledge, 2007, pp.101-15

Land-use Planning and Community Influence: A Study of Selly Oak, Birmingham Planning Practice and Research Vol.18, No.2-3, 2003

(edited, with Paul Lovejoy) Economic Development Workbook: Briefings on Key Economic Development Topics, West London TEC, 1994

Managing Local Economic Development: A Distance Learning Package, 2 Volumes, Local Government Training Board, 1990


‘Value for Money in PFI Proposals: A Commentary on the UK Treasury Guidelines for Public Sector Comparators’, Public Administration, Vol.86, No.2, 2008

Local Government

New Options for Political Management in Local Government: A Perspective from INLOGOV Institute of Local Government Studies, The University of Birmingham, 2010 (with Simon Baddeley, John Cade, Ita O'Donovan and John Raine)

Full Council: We Can't Go On Like This, C'llr, July 2009 (with Ian Briggs)

Targets and Terror – Government by Performance Indicators. Local Government Studies, Vol.35, No.2 (2009) pp.271-281

Local Government Leadership, the New Public Management, and Politics in the UK and USA. Third Transatlantic Dialogue, Newark, Delaware, USA, 31 May-2 June 2007

Local Government in Central and Eastern Europe: The Rebirth of Local Democracy, Routledge, 2007 (edited, with Adrian Campbell)

Coulson, Andrew (ed.) Local Government in Eastern Europe: Establishing Democracy at the Grassroots. Edward Elgar, 1995

Trust and Contracts: Relationships in Local Government, Health and the Public Services, The Policy Press, 1998 (edited)


Scrutiny: Theory and Practice in Local Government, University of Birmingham, forthcoming 2010 (edited)

Holding Politicians to Account? Overview and Scrutiny in English Local Government, Public Money and Management, Vol.32, No.3 (2012) pp.185-192 (with Philip Whiteman)

Don't skimp on scrutiny, Municipal Journal, 15 March 2012

‘Scrutiny in English Local Government and the Role of Councillors’, The Political Quarterly, Vol.82, No.1 (2011) pp.102-111

Making Scrutiny Effective, Local Government First, No. 429, 11 July 2009

Getting the most from scrutiny, Local Government First, No.281, 28 January 2006

‘Scrutiny: Labour’s Accidental Innovation’ Local Economy Vol.25 No.6, pp.379-81