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Professor Pratchett is the Dean of Business, Government and Law. Before taking up his present position he was Professor of Local Democracy and Head of the Department of Public Policy at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom and prior to that Director and co-founder of the Local Governance Research Unit. Professor Pratchett’s Phd won the Political Studies Association Walter Bagehot Prize for the best dissertation in public administration in the UK. He has published widely and has attracted significant research income.

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governance Social Sciences
self government Earth & Environmental Sciences
reform process Earth & Environmental Sciences
participation Social Sciences
democracy Earth & Environmental Sciences
citizen Social Sciences
knowledge economy Social Sciences
citizenship Earth & Environmental Sciences

Projects 2013 2014

Research Output 1997 2017

The Knowledge City Index: A Tale of 25 Cities in Australia 2017

PRATCHETT, L., HU, R., WALSH, M. & TULI, S., 2017, Canberra: University of Canberra. 60 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReports

knowledge economy
6 Citations (Scopus)

Citizenship in the age of the Internet: a comparative analysis of Britain and Turkey

Polat, R. K. & PRATCHETT, L., 2014, In : Citizenship Studies. 18, 1, p. 63-80 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

information and communication technology
10 Citations (Scopus)

The localism gap - the CLEAR failings of official consultation in the Murray Darling Basin

EVANS, M. & PRATCHETT, L., 2013, In : Policy Studies. 34, 5-6, p. 541-558 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rural community
development policy

Local e-Democracy in Five European Countries: Convergence and Divergence in Democratic Development

PRATCHETT, L., 2012, Public Administration in the Information Age: Revisited. Snellen, I., Thaens, M. & Donk, W. V. D. (eds.). Amsterdam: IOS Press, p. 116-130 15 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

215 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Local Governance under the Coalition Government: Austerity, Localism and the ‘Big Society’

Lowndes, V. & PRATCHETT, L., 2012, In : Local Government Studies. 38, 1, p. 21-40 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

self government
reform process
local government