Dr. Peter Mark Eckersley
Associated Researcher | Politics and Planning

Peter Eckersley is a member of the research group Urban Sustainability Transitions (part of the research area Policy and Planning) at the IRS. He has been employed at the IRS as a research associate since September 2019m, initially on the project "ExTrass: Urban Resilience vis-a-vis Extreme Weather Events", and, since January 2022, on the follow-up Transfer phase of this project. He is also Managing Editor of Local Government Studies and works part-time as a Senior Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University in the UK.

Previously, Peter was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, where he worked on a project that examined the implications of Brexit on environmental protection policy in the UK. This followed on from a post as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Environment Department at the University of York, where he analysed the impact of the financial crisis and austerity on environmental policy across different tiers of governance in Europe. Before that, he was a Research Associate at Newcastle University Business School, where he conducted research into local governance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

His PhD in Political Science from Newcastle University highlighted how contrasting intergovernmental systems in England and Germany led one city in each country to adopt very different approaches to climate protection.

Before entering academia he worked for the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy for ten years in various research and consultancy roles that involved advising municipal governments on recommended policy and management approaches.

Selected Publications by Year

2024
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Laug, L. (2024). Structure, Agency and Local Climate Governance: How do Individual Actors Exploit Local Contexts to Shape Policymaking in Smaller Cities and Towns? Regional Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2024.2354384
Eckersley, P. (2024). Balancing Cooperative Federalism with Local Autonomy: Subnational Governments and Governance in Germany. In C. Avellaneda, & R. Bello-Gomez (Eds.), Handbook of Subnational Governments and Governance (pp. 299-311). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.4337/9781803925370.00031
2023
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Irmisch, J. L., & Kern, K. (2023). Fridays for Future auf lokaler Ebene: Aktivität und Stärke der Ortsgruppen in deutschen Städten. In J. Pollex, & A. Soßdorf (Eds.), Fridays for Future: Einordnung, Rezeption und Wirkung der neuen Klimabewegung (pp. 213–240). (Bürgergesellschaft und Demokratie). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-41447-4_10
Eckersley, P. (2023). City Climate-Adaptation Plans: Who's Leading the Pack? The Environment, 2023(9), 24-26.
Kern, K., Haupt, W., Kochskämper, E., & Eckersley, P. (2023). Städte als Vorreiter? Kommunale Nachhaltigkeits- und Klimapolitik in Deutschland zwischen Politik, Verwaltung und Zivilgesellschaft. Politikum, 2023(3), 33-39. https://doi.org/10.46499/2194.2806
Eckersley, P., Haupt, W., Wiegleb, V., Trier, J., & Otto, A. (2023). Intentionality and Visibility in State- and Society-led Climate Approaches: Towards a More Comprehensive Understanding of Local Adaptation Initiatives. Geographica Helvetica, 78(3), 369–380. [78]. https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-78-369-2023
Eckersley, P., Kern, K., Haupt, W., & Müller, H. (2023). Climate Governance and Federalism in Germany. In A. Fenna, S. Jodoin, & J. Setzer (Eds.), Climate Governance and Federalism : A Forum of Federations Comparative Policy Analysis (pp. 150-176). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009249676.009
Eckersley, P., & Pell, C. (2023). Debate: We Need to be Honest about the Validity and Purpose of Business Cases in Public Services. Public Money and Management, 43(5), 434-435. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2023.2192025
Reckien, D., Buzasi, A., Olazabal, M., Spyridaki, N-A., Eckersley, P., Simoes, S., Salvia, M., Pietrapertosa, F., Fokaides, P., Goonesekara, S., Tardieu, L., Balzan, M., De Gregorio Hurtado, S., Feliu, E., Flamos, A., Foley, A., Geneletti, D., Grafakos, S., Heidrich, O., ... Smigaj, M. (2023). Quality of Urban Climate Adaptation Plans over Time. NPJ Urban Sustainability, (3), [13]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42949-023-00085-1
Kern, K., Eckersley, P., & Haupt, W. (2023). Diffusion and Upscaling of Municipal Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in Germany. Regional Environmental Change, 23(1), [28]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-022-02020-z
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Irmisch, J. L., & Kern, K. (2023). How do Local Factors Shape Transformation Pathways Towards Climate-Neutral and Resilient Cities? European Planning Studies, 31(9), 1903-1925. [31(9)]. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2022.2147394
Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Eckersley, P., Kofi Dom, B., & Jones, M. (2023). Public Goods, Public Value and Public Audit: the Redmond Review and English Local Government. Public Money and Management, 43(3), 242-250. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2022.2126644
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., Lakoma, K., & Ferry, L. (2023). Public Procurement as a Policy Tool: The Territorial Dimension. Regional Studies, 57(10), 2087-2101. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2022.2134850
Eckersley, P., Harrison, O., & Poberezhskaya, M. (2023). A New Framework to Understand the Drivers of Policy Mixes in Multilevel Contexts: The Case of Urban Air Pollution. Environmental Policy and Governance, 33(2), 178-190. https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.2010
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., Ferry, L., & Lakoma, K. (2023). Austerity, Political Control and Supplier Selection in English Local Government: Implications for Autonomy in Multi-Level Systems. Public Management Review, 25(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2021.1930122
2022
Albrecht, J., Eckersley, P., Haupt, W., Huber, B., Irmisch, J. L., Lipp, T., Miechielsen, M., & Sterzel, T. (2022, Nov 14). Stärkung der Integration von Klimaanpassung an Hitze und Starkregen in die kommunale Planung: Zwölf Handlungsempfehlungen aus dem Dialog mit kommunalen Planer:innen im Projekt ExTrass. Urbane Resilienz gegenüber extremen Wettereignissen – Typologien und Transfer von Anpassungsstrategien in kleinen Großstädten und Mittelstädten. Adelphi research gemeinnützige GmbH. https://www.adelphi.de/de/system/files/mediathek/bilder/_ExTrass_Policy_Brief_221114_finaleVersion_b.pdf
Huber, B., Miechielsen, M., Otto, A., Schmidt, K., Ullrich, S., Deppermann, L-H., Eckersley, P., Haupt, W., Heidenreich, A., Kern, K., Lipp, T., Neumann, N., Schneider, P., Sterzel, T., & Thieken, A. (2022, Nov 3). Instrumente und Maßnahmen der kommunalen Klimaanpassung: Empirische Befunde für einen erfolgreichen Transfer. Universitätsverlag Potsdam. https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-56345
Otto, A. (Ed.), Thieken, A. (Ed.), Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Kern, K., Ullrich, S., Hautz, T., Rocker, P., Rabea, S., Sausen, H., Dillenardt, L., Rose, C., Schmidt, K., Huber, B., Sterzel, T., Marken, M., Michielsen, M., Thieken, A., & Otto, A. (2022, Jul 18). Urbane Resilienz gegenüber extremen Wetterereignissen: Gemeinsamer Verbundabschlussbericht des Forschungsprojektes ExTrass. Universitätsverlag Potsdam. https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-55542
Haupt, W., Irmisch, J. L., & Eckersley, P. (2022, Apr 29). Handlungsempfehlungen für eine bessere Klimakoordination in Kommunen. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/253688
Irmisch, J. L., Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Kern, K., & Müller, H. (2022). Klimapolitische Entwicklungspfade deutscher Groß- und Mittelstädte. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2022, No. 2). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. https://leibniz-irs.de/medien/irs-dialog/klimapolitische-entwicklungspfade-deutscher-gross-und-mittelstaedte
Eckersley, P., & Lakoma, K. (2022). Straddling Multiple Streams: Focusing Events, Policy Entrepreneurs and Problem Brokers in the Governance of English Fire and Rescue Services. Policy Studies, 43(5), 1001-1020. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2021.1892620
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2022). Budgeting and Governing for Deficit Reduction in the UK Public Sector: Act Four: Risk Management Arrangements. Public Money and Management, 42(6), 365-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2019.1598199
2021
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Kern, K. (2021). Transfer und Skalierung von lokaler Klimapolitik: Konzeptionelle Ansätze, Voraussetzungen und Potenziale. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2021, No. 1). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230620
Salvia, M., & Eckersley, P. (2021). Climate Ambition and Carbon Neutrality in 327 European Cities. Paper presented at Energy Futures. Emerging Pathways in an Uncertain World, .
Fitzgerald, L., Tobin, P., Burns, C., & Eckersley, P. (2021). The ‘Stifling’ of New Climate Politics in Ireland. Politics and Governance, 9(2), 41-50. https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v9i2.3797
Otto, A., Kern, K., Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Thieken, A. (2021). Ranking Local Climate Policy: Assessing the Mitigation and Adaptation Activities of 104 German Cities. Climatic Change, 167(1-2), [5]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03142-9
Eckersley, P., Kern, K., Haupt, W., & Müller, H. (2021). The Multi-level Context for Local Climate Governance in Germany: The Role of the Federal States. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2021, No. 3). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. https://leibniz-irs.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Transferpublikationen/2021/IRS_Dialog_multi-level_governance.pdf
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Kern, K. (2021). How Can ‘Ordinary’ Cities Become Climate Pioneers? In C. Howarth, M. Lane, & S. Amanda (Eds.), Addressing the Climate Crisis: Local Action in Theory and Practice (pp. 83-92). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79739-3_8
Salvia, M., Reckien, D., Pietrapertosa, F., Eckersley, P., Spyridaki, N-A., Krook-Riekkola, A., Olazabal, M., De Gregorio Hurtado, S., Simoes, S., Geneletti, D., Viguie, V., Fokaides, P., Ioannou, B., Flamos, A., Szalmane Csete, M., Buzasi, A., Orru, H., de Boer, C., Foley, A., ... Heidrich, O. (2021). Will Climate Mitigation Ambitions Lead to Carbon Neutrality? An Analysis of the Local-Level Plans of 327 Cities in the EU. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 135, [110253]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110253
2020
Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Eckersley, P., & Glennon, R. (2020). Rebuilding the Fire and Rescue Services: Policy, Delivery and Assurance. Emerald Publishers.
2019
Eckersley, P., Harrison, O., & Poberezhskaya, M. (2019). Understanding urban governance through air pollution policy instruments. Paper presented at Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., & Ferry, L. (2019). Supplier selection and the politics of procurement in English local government. Paper presented at Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Lakoma, K., & Eckersley, P. (2019). Narratives and evidence in public service reform: Explaining changes to the governance of English fire and rescue services . Paper presented at Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., & Lakoma, K. (2019). Narratives and evidence in reforms to fire and rescue services in England. Paper presented at Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., & Ferry, L. (2019). Austerity, political control and local government contracting. Paper presented at Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). The impact of austerity on policy capacity in local government. Policy & Politics, 47(3), 455-472. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557319X15613701303511
Eckersley, P., & Ferry, L. (2019). Public service outsourcing: The implications of ‘known unknowns’ and ‘unknown unknowns’ for accountability and policy-making. Public Money and Management, 40(1), 72-80. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2019.1660096
Eckersley, P., & Lakoma, K. (2019). Multiple streams and the construction of policy problems: Explaining reforms to the governance of fire and rescue services in England. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, Poland.
Burns, C., Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). EU environmental policy in times of crisis. Journal of European Public Policy, 27(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2018.1561741
Burns, C., Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). Policy dismantling in a multilevel context: the case of environmental protection in the EU. Paper presented at Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Heidrich, O., & Reckien, D. (2019). Policy Instruments in German and English cities' climate planning. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, Poland.
2018
Eckersley, P., England, K., & Ferry, L. (2018). Sustainable development in cities: collaborating to improve urban climate resilience and develop the business case for adaptation. Public Money and Management, 38(5), 335-344. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2018.1477642
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2018). Debate: Brexit and local government in England - the challenges ahead. Public Money and Management, 38(3), 163-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2018.1434316
Eckersley, P. (2018). Power and Capacity in Urban Climate Governance: Germany and England Compared. Peter Lang. https://doi.org/10.3726/b11754
Eckersley, P. (2018). Book review: Local government in England: Centralisation, autonomy and control. Local Government Studies, 44(2), 297-298. https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2018.1429071, https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2018.1429071
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2018). Hybridizing the institutional logics of performance improvement and budgetary stewardship in English and Welsh local government. Public Policy and Administration, 35(1), 45-64. https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076718781433
Eckersley, P. (2018). Designing the 'new municipalism': The role of endogenous and exogenous actors in choosing local service delivery models. Paper presented at Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Tobin, P., & Burns, C. (2018). Fiscal retrenchment and environmental protection: Towards a more holistic understanding of policy dismantling. Paper presented at UACES annual conference, Bath, United Kingdom.
2017
Eckersley, P. (2017). Who Shapes Local Climate Policy? Unpicking Governance Arrangements in German and English cities. Environmental Politics, 27(1). https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2017.1380963
Eckersley, P. (2017). Book review: The urban climate challenge: Rethinking the Role of Cities in the Global Climate Challenge. Environmental Politics, 26(6), 1160-1162. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2017.1365418
Eckersley, P., Tobin, P., & Burns, C. (2017). Running out of steam or cutting 'green' tape? Weakening EU environmental policy in the context of austerity. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Oslo, Norway.
Eckersley, P. (2017). Accountable to whom? Data transparency, depoliticisation and the myth of the market in English local government. In B. Cuadrado-Ballesteros, & I. M. García-Sánchez (Eds.), Local governments in the digital era: Looking for accountability
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2017). Budgetary stewardship, innovation and working culture: Identifying the Missing Ingredient in English and Welsh Local Authorities’ Recipes for Austerity Management. Financial Accountability and Management, 33(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/faam.12117
2016
Eckersley, P. (2016). Power and capacity in local climate governance: Comparing English and German municipalities. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2016). Freedom, power and capacity: Analysing the Fallout from the UK’s ‘Brexit’ Referendum. Public Money and Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2016.1249218
Eckersley, P. (2016). Cities and climate change: How historical legacies shape policy-making in English and German municipalities. Politics, 37(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/0263395716670412
Murphy, P., Eckersley, P., & Ferry, L. (2016). Accountability and transparency: Police forces in England and Wales. Public Policy and Administration, 32(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076716671033
Eckersley, P. (2016). A new framework for understanding subnational policy-making and local choice. Policy Studies, 38(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2016.1188910
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2016). Debate: Climate change and 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) Paris: Addressing the Ultimate Wicked Issue. Public Money and Management, 36(4), 241-242. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2016.1163021
2015
Eckersley, P. (2015). Civic pride and political expediency: The enduring founding principles for local government in Germany and England. Paper presented at UK Political Studies Association annual conference, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Ferry, L., Eckersley, P., & Zakaria, Z. (2015). Accountability and Transparency in English Local Government: Moving from 'matching parts' to 'awkward couple'? Financial Accountability and Management, 31(3), 345-361. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1111/faam.12060, https://doi.org/10.1111/faam.12060
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2015). Accountability and Transparency: A nuanced response to Etzioni. Public Administration Review, 75(1), 11-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.12303
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2015). Budgeting and governing for deficit reduction in the UK public sector: Act Three - Accountability and Audit Arrangements. Public Money and Management, 35(3), 203-210. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2015.1027496
Ferry, L., Eckersley, P., & van Dooren, W. (2015). Local taxation and spending as a share of GDP in large Western European countries. Environment and Planning A, 47(9), 1779-1780. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X15595891
2014
Eckersley, P. (2014). Hierarchy and compromise in English and German municipal development projects. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Ferry, L., & Zakaria, Z. (2014). A 'panoptical' or 'synoptical' approach to monitoring performance? Local public services in England and the widening accountability gap. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 25(6), 529-538. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2013.03.003
Eckersley, P., & Timm-Arnold, P. (2014). Directly-elected mayors and the austerity agenda: Lessons from the German experience. Public Money and Management, 34(5), 347-354. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.945803
Ferry, L., Zakaria, Z., & Eckersley, P. (2014). The role of budget speech: A Malaysian government study. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 27(7), 564-580. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-01-2014-0010
2012
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2012). Budgeting and governing for deficit reduction in the uk public sector: Act 2 - the annual budget. Public Money and Management, 32(2), 119-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2012.656017
2003
Curthoys, N., Eckersley, P., & Jackson, P. (2003). e-Government. In Routledge eBusiness Informa UK Limited.
Jackson, P., Harris, L., & Eckersley, P. (2003). e-Business Fundamentals: Managing Organizations in the Electronic Age. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203402467
Eckersley, P., & Jackson, P. (2003). Organizations in the Electronic Age. In eBusiness Fundamentals Informa UK Limited.

Selected Publications by Type

Monograph
Eckersley, P. (2018). Power and Capacity in Urban Climate Governance: Germany and England Compared. Peter Lang. https://doi.org/10.3726/b11754
Journal Article
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Laug, L. (2024). Structure, Agency and Local Climate Governance: How do Individual Actors Exploit Local Contexts to Shape Policymaking in Smaller Cities and Towns? Regional Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2024.2354384
Kern, K., Haupt, W., Kochskämper, E., & Eckersley, P. (2023). Städte als Vorreiter? Kommunale Nachhaltigkeits- und Klimapolitik in Deutschland zwischen Politik, Verwaltung und Zivilgesellschaft. Politikum, 2023(3), 33-39. https://doi.org/10.46499/2194.2806
Eckersley, P., Haupt, W., Wiegleb, V., Trier, J., & Otto, A. (2023). Intentionality and Visibility in State- and Society-led Climate Approaches: Towards a More Comprehensive Understanding of Local Adaptation Initiatives. Geographica Helvetica, 78(3), 369–380. [78]. https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-78-369-2023
Eckersley, P., & Pell, C. (2023). Debate: We Need to be Honest about the Validity and Purpose of Business Cases in Public Services. Public Money and Management, 43(5), 434-435. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2023.2192025
Reckien, D., Buzasi, A., Olazabal, M., Spyridaki, N-A., Eckersley, P., Simoes, S., Salvia, M., Pietrapertosa, F., Fokaides, P., Goonesekara, S., Tardieu, L., Balzan, M., De Gregorio Hurtado, S., Feliu, E., Flamos, A., Foley, A., Geneletti, D., Grafakos, S., Heidrich, O., ... Smigaj, M. (2023). Quality of Urban Climate Adaptation Plans over Time. NPJ Urban Sustainability, (3), [13]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42949-023-00085-1
Kern, K., Eckersley, P., & Haupt, W. (2023). Diffusion and Upscaling of Municipal Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in Germany. Regional Environmental Change, 23(1), [28]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-022-02020-z
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Irmisch, J. L., & Kern, K. (2023). How do Local Factors Shape Transformation Pathways Towards Climate-Neutral and Resilient Cities? European Planning Studies, 31(9), 1903-1925. [31(9)]. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2022.2147394
Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Eckersley, P., Kofi Dom, B., & Jones, M. (2023). Public Goods, Public Value and Public Audit: the Redmond Review and English Local Government. Public Money and Management, 43(3), 242-250. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2022.2126644
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., Lakoma, K., & Ferry, L. (2023). Public Procurement as a Policy Tool: The Territorial Dimension. Regional Studies, 57(10), 2087-2101. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2022.2134850
Eckersley, P., Harrison, O., & Poberezhskaya, M. (2023). A New Framework to Understand the Drivers of Policy Mixes in Multilevel Contexts: The Case of Urban Air Pollution. Environmental Policy and Governance, 33(2), 178-190. https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.2010
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., Ferry, L., & Lakoma, K. (2023). Austerity, Political Control and Supplier Selection in English Local Government: Implications for Autonomy in Multi-Level Systems. Public Management Review, 25(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2021.1930122
Eckersley, P., & Lakoma, K. (2022). Straddling Multiple Streams: Focusing Events, Policy Entrepreneurs and Problem Brokers in the Governance of English Fire and Rescue Services. Policy Studies, 43(5), 1001-1020. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2021.1892620
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2022). Budgeting and Governing for Deficit Reduction in the UK Public Sector: Act Four: Risk Management Arrangements. Public Money and Management, 42(6), 365-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2019.1598199
Fitzgerald, L., Tobin, P., Burns, C., & Eckersley, P. (2021). The ‘Stifling’ of New Climate Politics in Ireland. Politics and Governance, 9(2), 41-50. https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v9i2.3797
Otto, A., Kern, K., Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Thieken, A. (2021). Ranking Local Climate Policy: Assessing the Mitigation and Adaptation Activities of 104 German Cities. Climatic Change, 167(1-2), [5]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03142-9
Salvia, M., Reckien, D., Pietrapertosa, F., Eckersley, P., Spyridaki, N-A., Krook-Riekkola, A., Olazabal, M., De Gregorio Hurtado, S., Simoes, S., Geneletti, D., Viguie, V., Fokaides, P., Ioannou, B., Flamos, A., Szalmane Csete, M., Buzasi, A., Orru, H., de Boer, C., Foley, A., ... Heidrich, O. (2021). Will Climate Mitigation Ambitions Lead to Carbon Neutrality? An Analysis of the Local-Level Plans of 327 Cities in the EU. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 135, [110253]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110253
Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). The impact of austerity on policy capacity in local government. Policy & Politics, 47(3), 455-472. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557319X15613701303511
Eckersley, P., & Ferry, L. (2019). Public service outsourcing: The implications of ‘known unknowns’ and ‘unknown unknowns’ for accountability and policy-making. Public Money and Management, 40(1), 72-80. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2019.1660096
Burns, C., Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). EU environmental policy in times of crisis. Journal of European Public Policy, 27(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2018.1561741
Eckersley, P., England, K., & Ferry, L. (2018). Sustainable development in cities: collaborating to improve urban climate resilience and develop the business case for adaptation. Public Money and Management, 38(5), 335-344. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2018.1477642
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2018). Debate: Brexit and local government in England - the challenges ahead. Public Money and Management, 38(3), 163-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2018.1434316
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2018). Hybridizing the institutional logics of performance improvement and budgetary stewardship in English and Welsh local government. Public Policy and Administration, 35(1), 45-64. https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076718781433
Eckersley, P. (2017). Who Shapes Local Climate Policy? Unpicking Governance Arrangements in German and English cities. Environmental Politics, 27(1). https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2017.1380963
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2017). Budgetary stewardship, innovation and working culture: Identifying the Missing Ingredient in English and Welsh Local Authorities’ Recipes for Austerity Management. Financial Accountability and Management, 33(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/faam.12117
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2016). Freedom, power and capacity: Analysing the Fallout from the UK’s ‘Brexit’ Referendum. Public Money and Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2016.1249218
Eckersley, P. (2016). Cities and climate change: How historical legacies shape policy-making in English and German municipalities. Politics, 37(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/0263395716670412
Murphy, P., Eckersley, P., & Ferry, L. (2016). Accountability and transparency: Police forces in England and Wales. Public Policy and Administration, 32(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076716671033
Eckersley, P. (2016). A new framework for understanding subnational policy-making and local choice. Policy Studies, 38(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2016.1188910
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2016). Debate: Climate change and 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) Paris: Addressing the Ultimate Wicked Issue. Public Money and Management, 36(4), 241-242. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2016.1163021
Ferry, L., Eckersley, P., & Zakaria, Z. (2015). Accountability and Transparency in English Local Government: Moving from 'matching parts' to 'awkward couple'? Financial Accountability and Management, 31(3), 345-361. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1111/faam.12060, https://doi.org/10.1111/faam.12060
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2015). Accountability and Transparency: A nuanced response to Etzioni. Public Administration Review, 75(1), 11-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.12303
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2015). Budgeting and governing for deficit reduction in the UK public sector: Act Three - Accountability and Audit Arrangements. Public Money and Management, 35(3), 203-210. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2015.1027496
Ferry, L., Eckersley, P., & van Dooren, W. (2015). Local taxation and spending as a share of GDP in large Western European countries. Environment and Planning A, 47(9), 1779-1780. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X15595891
Eckersley, P., Ferry, L., & Zakaria, Z. (2014). A 'panoptical' or 'synoptical' approach to monitoring performance? Local public services in England and the widening accountability gap. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 25(6), 529-538. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2013.03.003
Eckersley, P., & Timm-Arnold, P. (2014). Directly-elected mayors and the austerity agenda: Lessons from the German experience. Public Money and Management, 34(5), 347-354. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.945803
Ferry, L., Zakaria, Z., & Eckersley, P. (2014). The role of budget speech: A Malaysian government study. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 27(7), 564-580. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-01-2014-0010
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2012). Budgeting and governing for deficit reduction in the uk public sector: Act 2 - the annual budget. Public Money and Management, 32(2), 119-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2012.656017
Contribution to Anthology
Eckersley, P. (2024). Balancing Cooperative Federalism with Local Autonomy: Subnational Governments and Governance in Germany. In C. Avellaneda, & R. Bello-Gomez (Eds.), Handbook of Subnational Governments and Governance (pp. 299-311). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.4337/9781803925370.00031
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Irmisch, J. L., & Kern, K. (2023). Fridays for Future auf lokaler Ebene: Aktivität und Stärke der Ortsgruppen in deutschen Städten. In J. Pollex, & A. Soßdorf (Eds.), Fridays for Future: Einordnung, Rezeption und Wirkung der neuen Klimabewegung (pp. 213–240). (Bürgergesellschaft und Demokratie). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-41447-4_10
Eckersley, P., Kern, K., Haupt, W., & Müller, H. (2023). Climate Governance and Federalism in Germany. In A. Fenna, S. Jodoin, & J. Setzer (Eds.), Climate Governance and Federalism : A Forum of Federations Comparative Policy Analysis (pp. 150-176). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009249676.009
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Kern, K. (2021). How Can ‘Ordinary’ Cities Become Climate Pioneers? In C. Howarth, M. Lane, & S. Amanda (Eds.), Addressing the Climate Crisis: Local Action in Theory and Practice (pp. 83-92). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79739-3_8
Eckersley, P. (2017). Accountable to whom? Data transparency, depoliticisation and the myth of the market in English local government. In B. Cuadrado-Ballesteros, & I. M. García-Sánchez (Eds.), Local governments in the digital era: Looking for accountability
Conference Paper
Salvia, M., & Eckersley, P. (2021). Climate Ambition and Carbon Neutrality in 327 European Cities. Paper presented at Energy Futures. Emerging Pathways in an Uncertain World, .
Eckersley, P., Harrison, O., & Poberezhskaya, M. (2019). Understanding urban governance through air pollution policy instruments. Paper presented at Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., & Ferry, L. (2019). Supplier selection and the politics of procurement in English local government. Paper presented at Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Lakoma, K., & Eckersley, P. (2019). Narratives and evidence in public service reform: Explaining changes to the governance of English fire and rescue services . Paper presented at Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., & Lakoma, K. (2019). Narratives and evidence in reforms to fire and rescue services in England. Paper presented at Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., & Ferry, L. (2019). Austerity, political control and local government contracting. Paper presented at Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., & Lakoma, K. (2019). Multiple streams and the construction of policy problems: Explaining reforms to the governance of fire and rescue services in England. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, Poland.
Burns, C., Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). Policy dismantling in a multilevel context: the case of environmental protection in the EU. Paper presented at Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Heidrich, O., & Reckien, D. (2019). Policy Instruments in German and English cities' climate planning. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, Poland.
Eckersley, P. (2018). Designing the 'new municipalism': The role of endogenous and exogenous actors in choosing local service delivery models. Paper presented at Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Tobin, P., & Burns, C. (2018). Fiscal retrenchment and environmental protection: Towards a more holistic understanding of policy dismantling. Paper presented at UACES annual conference, Bath, United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P., Tobin, P., & Burns, C. (2017). Running out of steam or cutting 'green' tape? Weakening EU environmental policy in the context of austerity. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Oslo, Norway.
Eckersley, P. (2016). Power and capacity in local climate governance: Comparing English and German municipalities. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
Eckersley, P. (2015). Civic pride and political expediency: The enduring founding principles for local government in Germany and England. Paper presented at UK Political Studies Association annual conference, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Eckersley, P. (2014). Hierarchy and compromise in English and German municipal development projects. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Expertise / Position Paper / Policy Paper
Albrecht, J., Eckersley, P., Haupt, W., Huber, B., Irmisch, J. L., Lipp, T., Miechielsen, M., & Sterzel, T. (2022, Nov 14). Stärkung der Integration von Klimaanpassung an Hitze und Starkregen in die kommunale Planung: Zwölf Handlungsempfehlungen aus dem Dialog mit kommunalen Planer:innen im Projekt ExTrass. Urbane Resilienz gegenüber extremen Wettereignissen – Typologien und Transfer von Anpassungsstrategien in kleinen Großstädten und Mittelstädten. Adelphi research gemeinnützige GmbH. https://www.adelphi.de/de/system/files/mediathek/bilder/_ExTrass_Policy_Brief_221114_finaleVersion_b.pdf
Haupt, W., Irmisch, J. L., & Eckersley, P. (2022, Apr 29). Handlungsempfehlungen für eine bessere Klimakoordination in Kommunen. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/253688
Final or Preliminary Project Report (even if not published)
Huber, B., Miechielsen, M., Otto, A., Schmidt, K., Ullrich, S., Deppermann, L-H., Eckersley, P., Haupt, W., Heidenreich, A., Kern, K., Lipp, T., Neumann, N., Schneider, P., Sterzel, T., & Thieken, A. (2022, Nov 3). Instrumente und Maßnahmen der kommunalen Klimaanpassung: Empirische Befunde für einen erfolgreichen Transfer. Universitätsverlag Potsdam. https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-56345
Otto, A. (Ed.), Thieken, A. (Ed.), Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Kern, K., Ullrich, S., Hautz, T., Rocker, P., Rabea, S., Sausen, H., Dillenardt, L., Rose, C., Schmidt, K., Huber, B., Sterzel, T., Marken, M., Michielsen, M., Thieken, A., & Otto, A. (2022, Jul 18). Urbane Resilienz gegenüber extremen Wetterereignissen: Gemeinsamer Verbundabschlussbericht des Forschungsprojektes ExTrass. Universitätsverlag Potsdam. https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-55542
Other Book
Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Eckersley, P., & Glennon, R. (2020). Rebuilding the Fire and Rescue Services: Policy, Delivery and Assurance. Emerald Publishers.
Jackson, P., Harris, L., & Eckersley, P. (2003). e-Business Fundamentals: Managing Organizations in the Electronic Age. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203402467
Other Contribution to Book
Curthoys, N., Eckersley, P., & Jackson, P. (2003). e-Government. In Routledge eBusiness Informa UK Limited.
Eckersley, P., & Jackson, P. (2003). Organizations in the Electronic Age. In eBusiness Fundamentals Informa UK Limited.
Other Contribution to Journal
Eckersley, P. (2023). City Climate-Adaptation Plans: Who's Leading the Pack? The Environment, 2023(9), 24-26.
Review in Journal
Eckersley, P. (2018). Book review: Local government in England: Centralisation, autonomy and control. Local Government Studies, 44(2), 297-298. https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2018.1429071, https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2018.1429071
Eckersley, P. (2017). Book review: The urban climate challenge: Rethinking the Role of Cities in the Global Climate Challenge. Environmental Politics, 26(6), 1160-1162. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2017.1365418
Working Paper, Discussion Paper
Irmisch, J. L., Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Kern, K., & Müller, H. (2022). Klimapolitische Entwicklungspfade deutscher Groß- und Mittelstädte. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2022, No. 2). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. https://leibniz-irs.de/medien/irs-dialog/klimapolitische-entwicklungspfade-deutscher-gross-und-mittelstaedte
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Kern, K. (2021). Transfer und Skalierung von lokaler Klimapolitik: Konzeptionelle Ansätze, Voraussetzungen und Potenziale. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2021, No. 1). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230620
Eckersley, P., Kern, K., Haupt, W., & Müller, H. (2021). The Multi-level Context for Local Climate Governance in Germany: The Role of the Federal States. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2021, No. 3). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. https://leibniz-irs.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Transferpublikationen/2021/IRS_Dialog_multi-level_governance.pdf

Talks

2023
Governing Spatial Scaling Within, Across, and Beyond Cities

ECPR General Conference 2023

September/06/2023
Prag, Czech Republic

Structure, Agency and Local Climate Governance: How do Individual Actors Exploit Local Contexts to Shape Policymaking in Smaller Cities and Towns?

ECPR General Conference 2023

September/05/2023
Prag, Czech Republic

Climate Change Acts on the Move: Drivers and Limits of Horizontal and Vertical Diffusion in the German Federal System

ECPR General Conference 2023

September/05/2023
Prag, Czech Republic

Structure, Agency and Local Climate Governance: How do Individual Actors Exploit Local Contexts to Shape Policymaking in Smaller Cities and Towns?

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2023

August/31/2023
Royal Geographical Society & Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Climate Emergency Declarations and the Role of Fridays for Future in German Cities

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2023

August/31/2023
Royal Geographical Society & Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Structure, Agency and Local Climate Governance: How do Individual Actors Exploit Local Contexts to Shape Policymaking in Smaller Cities and Towns?

6th International Conference on Public Policy

June/29/2023
Toronto, Canada

Accountability, Power and Interdependence: A New Framework for Analysis

UK Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2023

April/04/2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Structure, Agency and Local Climate Governance: How do Individual Actors Shape Policy‐making in Smaller Cities and Towns?

Offene Tagung des DVPW Arbeitskreises Umweltpolitik/Global Change

February/23/2023
Akademie Franz Hitze Haus, Münster, Germany

2022
Local Conditions for Ambitious Climate Governance and the Role of Policy Instruments

Transformations towards sustainability at the regional level

November/25/2022
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany

How can 'Ordinary' Cities Become Climate Pioneers?

Webinar: The Response of Local Governance to the Global Climate Emergency

November/08/2022
online, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

A Global Movement Making a Difference Locally? The Role of Fridays for Future in Shaping Climate Policy in German Cities

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2022

August/31/2022
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

How do Local Factors Shape Transformation Pathways Towards Climate-neutral and Resilient Cities?

ECPR General Conference 2022

August/24/2022
Innsbruck, Austria

Fridays for Future in German Cities: Comparing its Activities and Influence in Forerunners and Laggards

ECPR General Conference 2022

August/23/2022
Innsbruck, Austria

How do Local Factors Shape Transformation Pathways Towards Climate-neutral and Resilient Cities? A Comparison of Industrial, Historic and University Cities in Germany

Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference 2022

June/07/2022
Göteborg, Sweden

Die üblichen Verdächtigen? Aktivität und Stärke von Fridays for Future Ortsgruppen in deutschen Städten

Workshop zum Sammelband "Fridays for Future. Einordnung, Rezeption und Wirkung der neuen Klimabewegung"

April/28/2022
Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany

Fridays for Future in German Cities: Comparing its Activities and Influence in Forerunners and Laggards

Political Studies Association (PSA) Conference "Politics from the Margins"

April/11/2022
York , United Kingdom

Actors and Activities in Local Climate Governance: Towards a more Comprehensive Understanding of Adaptation Initiatives

Workshop ‘Climate Adaptive Governance’ des Netzwerks "TheoAdapt – Theorizing Climate Adaptation"

March/17/2022
virtuell

Policy Diffusion and Upscaling of Climate Strategies in German Cities

Topical Collection Mini-Workshop - Adaptation Governance and Policy Diffusion

January/21/2022
online, TU Darmstadt, Germany

2021
Vorstellung des ExTrass-Projekts

November/23/2021

Ranking Local Climate Policy: Assessing the Mitigation and Adaptation Activities of 104 German Cities

28. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft

September/15/2021
online Veranstaltung

Public Procurement as a Policy Tool: Are UK Councils Increasingly Favouring Suppliers Based in Their Regions?

UK Public Administration Committee Conference

September/08/2021
Virtuell, Leicester, United Kingdom

Ranking Local Climate Policy: Assessing the Mitigation and Adaptation Activities of 104 German Cities

UK Public Administration Committee Conference

September/07/2021
Virtuell, Leicester, United Kingdom

How Can ‘Ordinary’ Cities Become Climate Pioneers?

ECPR General Conference 2021

August/31/2021
Innsbruck/online, Innsbruck, Austria

Policy Diffusion and Upscaling of Climate Policies in German Cities

26th World Congress of Political Science

July/12/2021
Lissabon (virtuell) , Portugal

Climate Change and the Evolving Nature of Federalism in Germany

26th World Congress of Political Science

July/11/2021
Lissabon (virtuell) , Portugal

Cities, Climate Change, and Multi-level Governance in the German Länder

5th International Conference on Public Policy

July/07/2021
Barcelona, hybrid , Spain

How can ‘Ordinary’ Cities Become Climate Pioneers?

New Challenges Of Local Governance In Times Of Uncertainty And Complexity. Annual Conference

June/23/2021
Adam Mickiewicz University (online), Poznan, Poland

Cities, Climate Change, and Co-operative Federalism in Germany

UK Political Studies Association

March/31/2021
Belfast , United Kingdom

Public Procurement as a Policy Tool: Are UK Councils Increasingly Favouring Suppliers Based in Their Regions?

UK Political Studies Association

March/30/2021
Belfast , United Kingdom

Climate Ambition and Carbon Neutrality in 327 European Cities

Energy Futures. Emerging Pathways in an Uncertain World

February/22/2021
Online

2020
Climate Governance and Federalism: The case of Germany

IIASS 2020 Anniversary Conference

December/17/2020
Online, Brüssel, Belgium

Policy Diffusion and Upscaling of Climate Policies in German Cities

ECPR General Conference 2020

August/28/2020
virtuell

Cities, Climate Change, and Multi-level Governance in the German Länder

2020 Conference of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences

June/24/2020
Online, Brussels, Belgium

2019
Is Localism B******s?

May/01/2019

Power and capacity in urban climate governance

May/01/2019

2016
Capacity, co-ordination and power in local climate policy-making: comparing English and German municipalities

December/01/2016