I am particularly interested in partnership and collaborative working between public, voluntary, and community sector organizations and issues of citizen engagement and empowerment. Some recent examples of project work include 'Councils and the Recession', investigating what different councils were doing to deal with the impact of recession on an area on behalf of the Audit Commission; 'LinkAge Pilots', evaluating the success of projects designed to improve access to services for people aged fifty and over on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions; 'Governance and Citizens', investigating board structures, governance, and public participation. These examples of project work were undertaken whilst I was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Local Government Studies, at the University of Birmingham.
Other involvement with the voluntary sector
Governor (representing the public) Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Key publications since 2005
Dalziel, R. (2011) ‘Researching Tenants and Residents Association and Local Authority Collaboration: the value of a grounded theory approach and ethnography’, People, Place and Policy, Vol.5, No.1.
Barnes, M., Skelcher, C., Beirens, H., Dalziel, R., Jeffares, S., and Wilson, L. (2008) ‘Designing citizen-centred governance’, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Dalziel, R., Skelcher, C., Petts, J. and Damery, S. (2007) ‘Risk and the Design of Public Space: Implications for local governments’, Public Administration and Management, Vol.12, No.4.
Hughes, M., Dalziel, R., Baker, K. and Fox, M. (2007) ‘Local Government Attitudes to External Consultancy Support’, Public Money and Management, Vol.27, No.4.
Dalziel, R. (2011) ‘Fighting Unemployment, Local Authorities, the Third Sector and Value-for-Money in the UK’, in Bailey, D. and Chapin, C. (Eds) ‘The Recession and Beyond: Local and Regional Responses to the Downturn’, Abingdon: Routledge.
Dalziel, R. (2010) ‘Interest and Pressure Groups’ in Anheier, H. K. and Toepler, S. (Eds), International Encycolpedia of Civil Society, New York: Springer.
Dalziel, R. (2008) ‘Management and Organization of Local Governments’ in Clegg, S. R., and Bailey, J. R. (eds), ‘International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies’, Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications Inc.
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