Local Government Research Network
Public Group 3 months, 1 week ago
The Local Government Researchers Network is for all New Zealand researchers who are engaged in research on aspects of local government in New Zealand Researchers may be based in research institutions (such as universities), in local or central government, in non-government organisations or elsewhere. While the focus is local government in New Zealand, work that involves cross-national comparisons between New Zealand and other jurisdictions is also relevant. Postgraduate researchers are also encouraged to join the network.
Researchers may be engaged in research that draws on methods, theory and literature from a wide range of disciplines including political science, public policy, urban studies, sociology, communications and media, planning, management, law, and finance.
The network aims to build connections with researchers for the purpose of sharing information about research activities (including current projects, conferences and other events), disseminating findings of research projects, developing broader research programmes (especially inter- and trans-disciplinary work), and identifying funding opportunities.
People can be involved through posting information and information requests in relation to any of these aims. All members are asked to provide a brief bio.
Local Government New Zealand
Local Government Commission
DIA Local Councils Webpage
Society of Local Government Managers
AUT Supercity project
Auckland Council pre-and post-elections surveys and other material
Network Leader: Associate Professor Christine Cheyne, Massey University