The Bristol Civic Leadership Prospects Project

Project details

Full Project Title: Bristol civic leadership project

Duration: September 2014 - September 2015

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Bristol City Council

Project Leader for SPE: Professor Robin Hambleton

Research Partners/collaborators: Dr David Sweeting of the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

Project summary

The Bristol Civic Leadership Project is the first ‘before’ and ‘after’ study of the impact of the mayoral model of governance carried out anywhere in the world. It aims to assess what difference a directly elected mayor makes, and it also seeks to contribute ideas on how to improve the way the mayoral model of governance can operate.

For further information visit the Bristol Civic Leadership website.

Key outputs

Hambleton R. and Sweeting D. (2014) ‘Innovation in urban political leadership. Reflections on the introduction of a directly-elected mayor in Bristol, UK’ Public Money and Management, Vol 34, No 5, September, pp 315-322. Research Repository ID: 24139.

Sweeting D. and Hambleton R. (2015) ‘Mayoral governance in Bristol: An initial assessment of impacts’, Policy Bristol Report 2/2015, March. Bristol: University of Bristol.