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Dr Michael Cole B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Phil, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Organisation and Management Work, Organisation and Management

Publications

2018

Chinese leadership: Provincial perspectives on promotion and performance (Journal article)

Sun, J., Cole, M., Huang, Z., & Wang, S. (2018). Chinese leadership: Provincial perspectives on promotion and performance. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. doi:10.1177/2399654418791580

DOI: 10.1177/2399654418791580

Innovation and Change in Local Electoral Systems: Approches and Implications. (Conference Paper)

Cole, M. S. (2018, March 26). Innovation and Change in Local Electoral Systems: Approches and Implications.. In Political Studies Association. Cardiff.

Local Electoral Systems (Chapter)

Cole, M. (n.d.). Local Electoral Systems. In R. Kerley, J. Liddle, & P. Dunning (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government (pp. 13-24). Lonbdon: Routledge.

2016

Committee Scrutiny in Scotland: A Comparative and Bi-Constitutional Perspective (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2016). Committee Scrutiny in Scotland: A Comparative and Bi-Constitutional Perspective. Policy and Politics, 44(3), 465-483.

The ‘shared workplace’ agenda in Northern Ireland: lessons from local government (Journal article)

Brown, G., & Cole, M. (2016). The "shared workplace' agenda in Northern Ireland: lessons from local government. LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES, 42(4), 557-578. doi:10.1080/03003930.2016.1167043

DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2016.1167043

University students’ unions: changing functions, a UK and comparative perspective (Journal article)

Guan, L., Cole, M., & Worthington, F. (2016). University students’ unions: changing functions, a UK and comparative perspective. Studies in Higher Education, 41(12), 2095-2109. doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1010076

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1010076

2015

Committee Scrutiny Within a Consociational Context: A Case Study from Northern Ireland (Journal article)

COLE, M. (2015). COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WITHIN A CONSOCIATIONAL CONTEXT: A NORTHERN IRELAND CASE STUDY. Public Administration, 93(1), 121-138. doi:10.1111/padm.12111

DOI: 10.1111/padm.12111

Evaluating and Theorising Committee Scrutiny: A UK Comparative Perspective (Journal article)

Cole, M., & McAllister, L. (2015). Evaluating and Theorising Committee Scrutiny: A UK Comparative Perspective. Local Government Studies, 41(2), 220-239. doi:10.1080/03003930.2014.904226

DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2014.904226

2014

China's Bear Stock Market: Features, Mechanisms and Policy Suggestions (Chapter)

Li, Z., Sun, J., & Cole, M. (2014). China's Bear Stock Market: Features, Mechanisms and Policy Suggestions. In S. Cheng, & Z. Li (Eds.), The Chinese Stock Market, Vol II (pp. 32). Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Devolution and the Enhancement of Scrutiny: A Case Study of the Committees of the National Assembly for Wales (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2014). Devolution and the Enhancement of Scrutiny: A Case Study of the Committees of the National Assembly for Wales. Public Policy and Administration, 29(1), 3-20.

Students' Unions in the UK: Development, Recurrent Trends and Characteristics (Journal article)

Guan, L., Zhou, Y., & Cole, M. (2014). Students' Unions in the UK: Development, Recurrent Trends and Characteristics. Modern University Education.

The 2011 Welsh General Election: An Analysis of the Latest Staging Post in the Maturing of Welsh Politics (Journal article)

McAllister, L., & Cole, M. (2014). The 2011 Welsh General Election: An Analysis of the Latest Staging Post in the Maturing of Welsh Politics. Parliamentary Affairs, 67(1), 172-190. doi:10.1093/pa/gss036

DOI: 10.1093/pa/gss036

2013

The Capacity of the National Assembly (Chapter)

Cole, M., McAllister, L., & Sirbu, D. (2013). The Capacity of the National Assembly. In Unknown Book (pp. 6-17).

2012

Councillor Perceptions of the Boundary Review Process: Recommendations for Future Practice (Journal article)

Cole, M., & Thrasher, M. (2012). Councillor Perceptions of the Boundary Review Process: Recommendations for Future Practice. Local Government Studies.

2010

Developments in Accountability and Management: Lessons from the Devolved Institutions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Conference Paper)

Cole, M. (2010). Developments in Accountability and Management: Lessons from the Devolved Institutions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In IPSPM (pp. 1-17). Berne: IRSPM.

Devolution in the UK (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2010). Devolution in the UK. Political Studies Review, 8(3), 425-426.

New Labour's Countryside: Rural Policy in Britain since 1997 (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2010). New Labour's Countryside: Rural Policy in Britain since 1997. Unknown Journal, 8(2), 267-268.

2009

Democracy and Interest Groups: Enhancing Participation? (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2009). Democracy and Interest Groups: Enhancing Participation?. Unknown Journal, 7(3), 408-409.

Heads of the Local State (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2009). Heads of the Local State. Unknown Journal, 7(1), 124.

Local Government in Britain: The Emergence of the External Scrutiniser (Conference Paper)

Cole, M. (2009). Local Government in Britain: The Emergence of the External Scrutiniser. In EURAM (pp. 39). Liverpool: EURAM.

New Forms of Public Accountability after Devolution: The use of different mechanisms for different ends? (Conference Paper)

Cole, M., & McAllister, L. (2009). New Forms of Public Accountability after Devolution: The use of different mechanisms for different ends?. In Conference in UK Political Ideologies (pp. 1-12). Liverpool: University of Liverpool.

Observing Government Elites: Up Close and Personal (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2009). Observing Government Elites: Up Close and Personal. Unknown Journal, 7(3), 398-399.

2008

Accountability and Democracy in the New Local Governance: An Evaluation (Thesis / Dissertation)

Cole, M. (2008). Accountability and Democracy in the New Local Governance: An Evaluation. (PhD Thesis, University of Plymouth).

Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2008). Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond. Unknown Journal, 1(6), 90-91.

Labour in the City (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2008). Labour in the City. Unknown Journal, 6(3), 384-385.

Local Government Reforms in Britain (Chapter)

Cole, M. (2008). Local Government Reforms in Britain. In D. E. Dollery, J. Garcea, & E. C. Le Sage Jr (Eds.), Local Government Reform: A Comparative Analysis of Advanced Anglo-American Countries (pp. 75-103). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

New Labour and the Civil Service (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2008). New Labour and the Civil Service. Unknown Journal, 6(3), 386.

Political Communications: The General Election Campaign of 2005 (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2008). Political Communications: The General Election Campaign of 2005. Unknown Journal, 2(6), 231-232.

Reinventing Britain: Constitutional Change under new Labour (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2008). Reinventing Britain: Constitutional Change under new Labour. Unknown Journal, 2(6), 225-226.

Scrutiny, Democracy and Public Administration in the English Local State (Conference Paper)

Cole, M. (2008). Scrutiny, Democracy and Public Administration in the English Local State. In Conference in Political ideologies (pp. 31). Liverpool: University of Liverpool.

The Brown Factor in Elections and Public Opinion: the Return of the Electoral Cycle (Chapter)

Cole, M. (2008). The Brown Factor in Elections and Public Opinion: the Return of the Electoral Cycle. In M. Rush, & P. Giddings (Eds.), When Gordon Took the Helm: The Palgrave Review of British Politics 2007-08 (pp. 34-50). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Transparency: The Key to Better Governance? (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2008). Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?. Unknown Journal, 2(6), 214-215.

2007

Elections and Public Opinion: A Modest Conservative Resurgence (Chapter)

Cole, M., & Jones, T. (2007). Elections and Public Opinion: A Modest Conservative Resurgence. In M. Rush, & P. Giddings (Eds.), The Palgrave Review of British Politics 2006 (pp. 28-38). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in Engliah Local Government (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2007). Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in Engliah Local Government. Unknown Journal, 2(5), 269-270.

Pioneering New Politics or Rearranging the Deckchairs? The 2007 National Assembly for Wales Election and Results (Journal article)

McALLISTER, L., & COLE, M. (2007). Pioneering New Politics or Rearranging the Deckchairs? The 2007 National Assembly for Wales Election and Results. The Political Quarterly, 78(4), 536-546. doi:10.1111/j.1467-923X.2007.00882.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2007.00882.x

Public Service Improvement: Policies, Progress and Prospects (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2007). Public Service Improvement: Policies, Progress and Prospects. Unknown Journal, 1(5), 109-110.

Review of Allowances (Report)

Cole, M. (2007). Review of Allowances. Totnes: Michael Cole.

Tales of Two Cities: Women and Municipal Restructuring in London and Toronto (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2007). Tales of Two Cities: Women and Municipal Restructuring in London and Toronto. Unknown Journal, 2(5), 307.

Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2007). Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots. Unknown Journal, 5(3), 420-421.

2006

Asymmetrical Public Accountability: The National Assembly for Wales, Questions and Quangos (Journal article)

COLE, M. (2006). Asymmetrical Public Accountability: The National Assembly for Wales, Questions and Quangos. The Political Quarterly, 77(1), 98-106. doi:10.1111/j.1467-923X.2006.00735.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2006.00735.x

Contesting Rurality: Politics in the British Countryside (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2006). Contesting Rurality: Politics in the British Countryside. Unknown Journal, 3(4), 343-344.

Councillors and Staff with a Disability: Allowances and Support (Report)

Cole, M. (2006). Councillors and Staff with a Disability: Allowances and Support. Totnes: Michael Cole.

Elections and Public Opinion: Blair's Third and Final Electoral Triumph (Chapter)

Cole, M., Jones, T., Rallings, C., & Thrasher, M. (2006). Elections and Public Opinion: Blair's Third and Final Electoral Triumph. In M. Rush, & P. Giddings (Eds.), The Palgrave Review of British Politics 2005 (pp. 30-45). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Evaluating the impact of community appraisals: some lessons from south-west England (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2006). Evaluating the impact of community appraisals: some lessons from south-west England. Policy & Politics, 34(1), 51-68. doi:10.1332/030557306775212151

DOI: 10.1332/030557306775212151

Review of Allowances (Report)

Cole, M. (2006). Review of Allowances. Totnes: Michael Cole.

2005

Duverger's Law: An Application to Local Elections in Britain (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2005). Duverger's Law: An Application to Local Elections in Britain. Representation, 41(4), 51-68.

Quangos: The Debate of the 1970s (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2005). Quangos: The Debate of the 1970s. Contemporary British History, 19(3), 321-352.

Review of Members' Allowances (Report)

Cole, M. (2005). Review of Members' Allowances. Totnes: Michael Cole.

UK Health Action Zones: Political Accountability and Political Marketing-Perspectives from the South West (Journal article)

Cole, M., & Cotterill, L. (2005). UK Health Action Zones: Political Accountability and Political Marketing-Perspectives from the South West. Urban Studies, 42(3), 397-416. doi:10.1080/00420980500034850

DOI: 10.1080/00420980500034850

2004

Consultation in Local Government: A Case Study of Practice at Devon County Council (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2004). Consultation in Local Government: A Case Study of Practice at Devon County Council. Local Government Studies, 30(2), 196-213. doi:10.1080/0300393042000267236

DOI: 10.1080/0300393042000267236

Review of Members' Allowances (Report)

Cole, M. (2004). Review of Members' Allowances. Totnes: Michael Cole.

2003

Learning Communities Report - HAZ: A Project Evaluation (Report)

Cole, M. (2003). Learning Communities Report - HAZ: A Project Evaluation. Plymouth: Department of Sociology, University of Plymouth.

Local Government Reform in Britain 1997-2001: National Forces and International Trends (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2003). Local Government Reform in Britain 1997-2001: National Forces and International Trends. Government and Opposition, 38(2), 181-202.

Local government: the debate about ‘election by thirds’ (Journal article)

Fenwick, J., Cole, M., & Hutchinson, A. (2003). Local government: the debate about ‘election by thirds’. Representation, 39(4), 255-263. doi:10.1080/00344890308523232

DOI: 10.1080/00344890308523232

The Health Action Zone Initiative: Lessons from Plymouth (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2003). The Health Action Zone Initiative: Lessons from Plymouth. Local Government Studies, 29(3), 99-117. doi:10.1080/03003930308559381

DOI: 10.1080/03003930308559381

UK Local Government: The Impact of Modernization on Departmentalism (Journal article)

Cole, M., & Fenwick, J. (2003). UK Local Government: The Impact of Modernization on Departmentalism. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 69(2), 259-270. doi:10.1177/0020852303069002009

DOI: 10.1177/0020852303069002009

2002

Learning Communities Report - HAZ: A Project Evaluation (Report)

Cole, M. (2002). Learning Communities Report - HAZ: A Project Evaluation. Plymouth: Department of Sociology, University of Plymouth.

The Relationship between County Councillors and other Tiers of Elected Local Government: The Case of Devon (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2002). The Relationship between County Councillors and other Tiers of Elected Local Government: The Case of Devon. Local Governance, 28(2), 103-113.

The Role(s) of County Councillors: An Evaluation (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2002). The Role(s) of County Councillors: An Evaluation. Local Government Studies, 28(4), 22-46. doi:10.1080/714004161

DOI: 10.1080/714004161

2001

Cole Report II: Consultations - Practice at Devon County Council (Report)

Cole, M. (2001). Cole Report II: Consultations - Practice at Devon County Council. Totnes: Michael Cole.

Cole Report III: Report on the Community Appraisal Process in Devon (Report)

Cole, M. (2001). Cole Report III: Report on the Community Appraisal Process in Devon. Totnes: Michael Cole.

Elections to the Welsh Assembly: Proportionality, Continuity and Change (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2001). Elections to the Welsh Assembly: Proportionality, Continuity and Change. Regional & Federal Studies, 11(2), 147-163. doi:10.1080/714004695

DOI: 10.1080/714004695

Executive and Scrutiny Reforms: The Agenda and its Impact at Devon County Council (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2001). Executive and Scrutiny Reforms: The Agenda and its Impact at Devon County Council. Local Government Studies, 27(4), 19-34. doi:10.1080/714004116

DOI: 10.1080/714004116

Local Government Modernisation: The Executive and Scrutiny Model (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2001). Local Government Modernisation: The Executive and Scrutiny Model. The Political Quarterly, 72(2), 239-245. doi:10.1111/1467-923X.00362

DOI: 10.1111/1467-923X.00362

New Labour and the Corporate Agenda in Local Government (Report)

Cole, M., & Fenwick, J. (2001). New Labour and the Corporate Agenda in Local Government. Newcastle: University of Northumbria.

The Crowning of Red Ken: The Battle for London in 2000 (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2001). The Crowning of Red Ken: The Battle for London in 2000. Talking Politics, 13(2), 97-102.

The Labour Party in Wales 1900-2000 (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2001). The Labour Party in Wales 1900-2000. Unknown Journal, 1(49), 155.

2000

Quangos: UK Ministerial Responsibility in Theory and Practice (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2000). Quangos: UK Ministerial Responsibility in Theory and Practice. Public Policy and Administration, 15(3), 32-45. doi:10.1177/095207670001500304

DOI: 10.1177/095207670001500304

Review of Members' Allowances (Report)

Cole, M. (2000). Review of Members' Allowances. Exeter: Exeter Enterprises.

The Changing Governance of London (Journal article)

Cole, M. (2000). The Changing Governance of London. Talking Politics, 13(1), 22-26.

The Cole Report: Report on the Role of Members and the Modernising Agenda (Report)

Cole, M. (2000). The Cole Report: Report on the Role of Members and the Modernising Agenda. Totnes: Michael Cole.

The Modernisation of UK Local Government: An Evaulation of the Executive, Scrutiny and Partnership Reforms at Devon County Council (Conference Paper)

Cole, M. (2000). The Modernisation of UK Local Government: An Evaulation of the Executive, Scrutiny and Partnership Reforms at Devon County Council. In Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference (pp. 27). Cork: Political Studies Association of Ireland.

1999

Accountability and quasi‐government: The role of parliamentary questions (Journal article)

Cole, M. (1999). Accountability and quasi‐government: The role of parliamentary questions. The Journal of Legislative Studies, 5(1), 77-101. doi:10.1080/13572339908420584

DOI: 10.1080/13572339908420584

Adversary Politics and Proportional Representation (Journal article)

Cole, M. (1999). Adversary Politics and Proportional Representation. The Political Quarterly, 70(2), 166-174. doi:10.1111/1467-923X.00218

DOI: 10.1111/1467-923X.00218

Opening or Closing Pandora's Box?: New Labour and the Quango State (Journal article)

Flinders, V., & Cole, M. (1999). Opening or Closing Pandora's Box?: New Labour and the Quango State. Talking Politics, 12(1), 234-239.

Options for Devolution in the North East (Report)

Cole, M. (1999). Options for Devolution in the North East. Newcastle: University of Northumbria.

1998

Quasi-Government in Britain: The Origins, Persistence and Implications of the Term ‘Quango’ (Journal article)

Cole, M. (1998). Quasi-Government in Britain: The Origins, Persistence and Implications of the Term ‘Quango’. Public Policy and Administration, 13(1), 65-78. doi:10.1177/095207679801300105

DOI: 10.1177/095207679801300105

Revolution, Evolution and Local Government Structure: An Empiricial Analysis of London (Journal article)

Boyne, G., & Cole, M. (1998). Revolution, Evolution and Local Government Structure: An Empiricial Analysis of London. Urban Studies, 35(4), 168-751.

The Civil Service in an Era of Change (Journal article)

Cole, M. (1998). The Civil Service in an Era of Change. Unknown Journal, 4(46), 814.

1997

The Geographical Distribution of Civil Servants: The Politics of Change (Journal article)

Cole, M., & Talbot, C. (1997). The Geographical Distribution of Civil Servants: The Politics of Change. Teaching Public Administration, 17(2), 41-53. doi:10.1177/014473949701700204

DOI: 10.1177/014473949701700204

1996

Evaluating the Structure of Local Government: the importance of tiers (Journal article)

Cole, M., & Boyne, G. (1996). Evaluating the Structure of Local Government: the importance of tiers. Public Policy and Administration, 11(1), 63-73. doi:10.1177/095207679601100106

DOI: 10.1177/095207679601100106

Fragmentation, concentration and local government structure: top tier authorities in England and Wales, 1831-1996 (Journal article)

Boyne, G., & Cole, M. (1996). Fragmentation, concentration and local government structure: top tier authorities in England and Wales, 1831-1996. Government and Policy, 14(4), 501-514.

1995

So you think you know what local government is? (Journal article)

Cole, M., & Boyne, G. (1995). So you think you know what local government is?. Local Government Studies, 21(2), 191-205. doi:10.1080/03003939508433771

DOI: 10.1080/03003939508433771

1991

Quasi-Government: The Issue of Accountability (Thesis / Dissertation)

Cole, M. (1991). Quasi-Government: The Issue of Accountability. (Master's Thesis, University of Southampton).
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