JIM A. CHANDLER is a research fellow in the Policy Research Centre, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. He has written Local Government and the Creation of Employment (with Paul Lawless), Public Policy for Local Government, Local Government Today, and edited Local Government in Liberal Democracies and The Citizen’s Charter. He has also written academic articles on local governance and public sector administration and management and undertaken research projects for the Local Government Management Board. He is currently writing a comparative study of local government in Britain, France, and the United States.
SUSAN E. CLARKE is professor in the Center for Public Policy Research and on the faculty in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her recent publications on local development and human capital politics include The Work of Cities (with Gary L. Gaile), The New Localism (with Edward Goetz), and articles in international and American urban and policy journals.
HAZEL DUFFY is a commentator on economic and urban development in Britain. She lives in Birmingham, where she holds several posts on urban development and arts boards. Her specialty is in organizing and evaluating partnership arrangements.
JÜRGEN FRIEDRICHS has studied sociology, philosophy, and social psychology. Since 1991 he has held a chair in Sociology at the University