Economic Redevelopment & Regeneration
Local Government
Trust, Contacts and Leadership
Partnership Working
Performance & Performance Indicators
General Info

Tanzania and Development Studies

Andrew Coulson, Antony Ellman and Emmanuel Mbiha Increasing Production from the Land: A Sourcebook on Agriculture for Teachers and Students in East Africa, Mkuki na Nyota Dar es Salaam (available from the African Book Collective in the UK).

Tanzania: A Political Economy, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition 2013

African Socialism in Practice, Spokesman Books, edited 1979

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)

The Agrarian Question: The Scholarship of David Mitrany Revisited, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol.41 No.3  (2014)  pp.405-419

Anna Mdee, Alex Wostry, Andrew Coulson and Janet Maro, The potential for inclusive, green, agricultural potential: Creating sustainable livelihoods through an agroecological approach in Tanzania.  Working Paper, Chronic Poverty Advisory Network, Overseas Development Institute, London, 2017.

Joseph Kuzilwa, Bahati Ilembo, Daniel Mpeta and Andrew Coulson ‘Contract Farming in Tanzania: Experiences from Tobacco and Sunflower’.  In David Potts (ed.) Tanzania at 50., Boydell and Brewer, forthcoming 2019

Andrew Coulson ‘The Political Economy of Tanzania 1967-2017: Reimagining the State’.  In David Potts (ed.) Tanzania at 50. Boydell and Brewer, forthcoming 2019

Economic Development and Regeneration

Land-use Planning and Community Influence: A Study of Selly Oak, Birmingham Planning Practice and Research Vol.18, Nos.2-3, 2003

Partnership Governance: Being a Non-Executive Director, Local Economy, Vol.22, No.3, pp.302-6, 2007

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

‘Local Authorities Working in Partnerships: Panacea or False Dawn’ (with Martin Willis) in David Bailey and Caroline Chapain (eds.) The Recession and Beyond: Local Authority Responses to the Downturn, Routledge, 2011

Brindleyplace, Birmingham: Creating an Inner City Mixed-Use Development in Times of Recession. Planning Practice and Research, Vol.28, No.2 (2013, with Geoff Wright)

Local Government

Trust, contracts and leadership

Andrew’s thinking on contracting and how trust plays an essential part in relationships in local government is expressed in his introductory article in the edited collection Trust and Contracts:  Relationships in Local Government, Health and the Public Services, The Policy Press, 1998.  See also:

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


Partnership working

His main article on partnership working is Caterina Ferrario and Andrew Coulson, ‘“Institutional Thickness”: Local Governance and Economic Development in Birmingham, England’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol.31, No.3 (2007). See also a chapter written with Martin Willis: ‘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, 2011.


Performance and performance indicators

On the use (and mis-use) of performance indicators see: 'Targets and Terror – Government by Performance Indicators'. Local Government Studies, Vol.35, No.2 (2009) pp.271-281.