Dr. Peter Mark Eckersley

Peter Eckersley ist seit September 2019 als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am IRS im Projekt „Urbane Resilienz gegenüber extremen Wetterereignissen – Typologien und Transfer von Anpassungsstrategien in kleinen Großstädten und Mittelstädten (ExTrass)“ in Teilzeit beschäftigt. Seine Forschungsinteressen liegen in den Bereichen Lokale Governance, Klimawandel, Policyforschung und Sparpolitik. Neben seiner Tätigkeit am IRS ist er Herausgeber der referierten wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift Local Government Studies und arbeitet in Teilzeit als Senior Research Fellow an der Nottingham Trent University in Großbritannien.


Zuvor war Peter Eckersley als Postdoktorand am Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft an der University of Sheffield tätig, wo er an einem Projekt arbeitete, das die Auswirkungen des Brexits auf die Umweltpolitik Großbritanniens untersuchte. Er hat auch als Postdoktorand am Environment Department an der University of York gearbeitet, wo er die Auswirkungen von Finanzkrise und Sparmaßnahmen auf die Umweltpolitik im europäischen Mehrebenensystem analysierte. Davor war er wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Newcastle University Business School und forschte dort zu lokaler Governance, Nachhaltigkeit und Corporate Social Responsibility.


Seine Promotion in Politikwissenschaft an der Newcastle University konzentrierte sich auf die Frage, wie die voneinander abweichenden intergouvernementalen Systeme in England und Deutschland zu unterschiedlichen Ansätzen im Klimaschutz in jeweils einer Stadt in den beiden Ländern führten.


Vor seiner Tätigkeit in der Wissenschaft  arbeitete er zehn Jahre lang in verschiedenen Forschungs- und Beratungsfunktionen für das britische Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy und hat dabei Kommunalverwaltungen zu empfehlenswerten Strategien und Managementansätzen beraten.

Forschungsinteressen und Expertise

Forschungsschwerpunkte
Klimaforschung
Governanceforschung
Politikanalyse
Stadtforschung
Fachdisziplinen
Politikwissenschaft
Urban Studies
Verwaltungswissenschaft
Methodisch-konzeptionelle Schwerpunkte
Fallstudien-Methodik
Inhaltsanalysen
Dokumentenanalysen
Experteninterviews

Projekte

Drittmittelprojekte

ExTrass möchte deutsche Groß- und Mittelstädte besser gegen Hitze und Starkregen wappnen. Hierzu werden hemmende und fördernde Faktoren der urbanen Klimaanpassung analysiert und erfolgreiche Maßnahmen identifiziert. Ein Schwerpunkt der Projekttätigkeit finden in drei Fallstudienstädten - Potsdam, Remscheid und Würzburg - statt. Hier werden u.a. Begrünungsmaßnahmen getestet, eine klimaangepasste Stadtplanung angestrebt, Daten zum Stadtklima ergänzt, die Bevölkerung durch Kommunikation für Risiken sensibilisiert und Notfallpläne verbessert. Zudem werden Austauschmöglichkeiten geschaffen, damit Städte besser voneinander lernen können. mehr Info

Ausgewählte Publikationen nach Erscheinungsjahr

2020
Salvia, M., Reckien, D., Pietrapertosa, F., Eckersley, P., Spyridaki, N-A., Krook-Riekkola, A., ... Heidrich, O. (2020). 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.110253
Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Eckersley, P., & Glennon, R. (2020). Rebuilding the Fire and Rescue Services: Policy, Delivery and Assurance. Bingley: Emerald Publishers.
2019
Lakoma, K., & Eckersley, P. (2019). Narratives and evidence in public service reform: Explaining changes to the governance of English fire and rescue services . Beitrag in Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P., Heidrich, O., & Reckien, D. (2019). Policy Instruments in German and English cities' climate planning. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, Polen.
Eckersley, P., Harrison, O., & Poberezhskaya, M. (2019). Understanding urban governance through air pollution policy instruments. Beitrag in Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., & Ferry, L. (2019). Supplier selection and the politics of procurement in English local government. Beitrag in Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
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. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, Polen.
Eckersley, P., & Lakoma, K. (2019). Narratives and evidence in reforms to fire and rescue services in England. Beitrag in Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., & Ferry, L. (2019). Austerity, political control and local government contracting. Beitrag in Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Burns, C., Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). Policy dismantling in a multilevel context: the case of environmental protection in the EU. Beitrag in Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2019). Budgeting and governing for deficit reduction in the UK public sector: Act four: risk management arrangements. Public Money and Management. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2019.1598199
Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). The impact of austerity on policy capacity in local government. Policy & Politics, 47(3), 455-472.
Burns, C., Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). EU environmental policy in times of crisis. Journal of European Public Policy, 27(1), 1-19.
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. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2019.1660096
2018
Eckersley, P. (2018). Designing the 'new municipalism': The role of endogenous and exogenous actors in choosing local service delivery models. Beitrag in Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P., Tobin, P., & Burns, C. (2018). Fiscal retrenchment and environmental protection: Towards a more holistic understanding of policy dismantling. Beitrag in UACES annual conference, Bath, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
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. DOI: 10.1177/0952076718781433
Eckersley, P. (2018). Book review: Local government in England: Centralisation, autonomy and control. Local Government Studies, 44(2), 297-298. DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2018.1429071, 10.1080/03003930.2018.1429071
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.
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2018). Debate: Brexit and local government in England - the challenges ahead. Public Money and Management, 38(3), 163-166.
Eckersley, P. (2018). Power and Capacity in Urban Climate Governance: Germany and England Compared. Peter Lang.
2017
Eckersley, P., Tobin, P., & Burns, C. (2017). Running out of steam or cutting 'green' tape? Weakening EU environmental policy in the context of austerity. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Oslo, Norwegen.
Eckersley, P. (2017). Who Shapes Local Climate Policy? Unpicking Governance Arrangements in German and English cities. Environmental Politics, 27(1). DOI: 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). DOI: 10.1111/faam.12117
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. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1365418
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 (Hrsg.), Local governments in the digital era: Looking for accountability New York.
2016
Eckersley, P. (2016). Power and capacity in local climate governance: Comparing English and German municipalities. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Prague, Tschechische Republik.
Eckersley, P. (2016). Cities and climate change: How historical legacies shape policy-making in English and German municipalities. Politics, 37(2). DOI: 10.1177/0263395716670412
Eckersley, P. (2016). A new framework for understanding subnational policy-making and local choice. Policy Studies, 38(1), 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2016.1188910
Murphy, P., Eckersley, P., & Ferry, L. (2016). Accountability and transparency: Police forces in England and Wales. Public Policy and Administration, 32(3). DOI: 10.1177/0952076716671033
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2016). Freedom, power and capacity: Analysing the Fallout from the UK’s ‘Brexit’ Referendum. Public Money and Management. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2016.1249218
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. DOI: 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. Beitrag in UK Political Studies Association annual conference, Sheffield, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
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. DOI: doi.org/10.1111/faam.12060, 10.1111/faam.12060
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. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2015.1027496
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2015). Accountability and Transparency: A nuanced response to Etzioni. Public Administration Review, 75(1), 11-12. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12303
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. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X15595891
2014
Eckersley, P. (2014). Hierarchy and compromise in English and German municipal development projects. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
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. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpa.2013.03.003
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. DOI: 10.1108/IJPSM-01-2014-0010
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. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2014.945803
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. DOI: 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. DOI: 10.4324/9780203402467
Eckersley, P., & Jackson, P. (2003). Organizations in the Electronic Age. in eBusiness Fundamentals Informa UK Limited.

Ausgewählte Publikationen nach Publikationstyp

Monografie
Eckersley, P. (2018). Power and Capacity in Urban Climate Governance: Germany and England Compared. Peter Lang.
Aufsatz in Fachzeitschrift
Salvia, M., Reckien, D., Pietrapertosa, F., Eckersley, P., Spyridaki, N-A., Krook-Riekkola, A., ... Heidrich, O. (2020). 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.110253
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2019). Budgeting and governing for deficit reduction in the UK public sector: Act four: risk management arrangements. Public Money and Management. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2019.1598199
Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). The impact of austerity on policy capacity in local government. Policy & Politics, 47(3), 455-472.
Burns, C., Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). EU environmental policy in times of crisis. Journal of European Public Policy, 27(1), 1-19.
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. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2019.1660096
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. DOI: 10.1177/0952076718781433
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.
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2018). Debate: Brexit and local government in England - the challenges ahead. Public Money and Management, 38(3), 163-166.
Eckersley, P. (2017). Who Shapes Local Climate Policy? Unpicking Governance Arrangements in German and English cities. Environmental Politics, 27(1). DOI: 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). DOI: 10.1111/faam.12117
Eckersley, P. (2016). Cities and climate change: How historical legacies shape policy-making in English and German municipalities. Politics, 37(2). DOI: 10.1177/0263395716670412
Eckersley, P. (2016). A new framework for understanding subnational policy-making and local choice. Policy Studies, 38(1), 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2016.1188910
Murphy, P., Eckersley, P., & Ferry, L. (2016). Accountability and transparency: Police forces in England and Wales. Public Policy and Administration, 32(3). DOI: 10.1177/0952076716671033
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2016). Freedom, power and capacity: Analysing the Fallout from the UK’s ‘Brexit’ Referendum. Public Money and Management. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2016.1249218
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. DOI: 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. DOI: doi.org/10.1111/faam.12060, 10.1111/faam.12060
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. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2015.1027496
Ferry, L., & Eckersley, P. (2015). Accountability and Transparency: A nuanced response to Etzioni. Public Administration Review, 75(1), 11-12. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12303
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. DOI: 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpa.2013.03.003
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. DOI: 10.1108/IJPSM-01-2014-0010
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. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2014.945803
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. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2012.656017
Beitrag in Sammelband/-werk
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 (Hrsg.), Local governments in the digital era: Looking for accountability New York.
Konferenzpaper
Lakoma, K., & Eckersley, P. (2019). Narratives and evidence in public service reform: Explaining changes to the governance of English fire and rescue services . Beitrag in Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P., Heidrich, O., & Reckien, D. (2019). Policy Instruments in German and English cities' climate planning. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, Polen.
Eckersley, P., Harrison, O., & Poberezhskaya, M. (2019). Understanding urban governance through air pollution policy instruments. Beitrag in Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., & Ferry, L. (2019). Supplier selection and the politics of procurement in English local government. Beitrag in Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
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. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, Polen.
Eckersley, P., & Lakoma, K. (2019). Narratives and evidence in reforms to fire and rescue services in England. Beitrag in Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P., Flynn, A., & Ferry, L. (2019). Austerity, political control and local government contracting. Beitrag in Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Burns, C., Eckersley, P., & Tobin, P. (2019). Policy dismantling in a multilevel context: the case of environmental protection in the EU. Beitrag in Political Studies Association annual conference
, Nottingham , Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P. (2018). Designing the 'new municipalism': The role of endogenous and exogenous actors in choosing local service delivery models. Beitrag in Public Administration Committee annual conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P., Tobin, P., & Burns, C. (2018). Fiscal retrenchment and environmental protection: Towards a more holistic understanding of policy dismantling. Beitrag in UACES annual conference, Bath, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P., Tobin, P., & Burns, C. (2017). Running out of steam or cutting 'green' tape? Weakening EU environmental policy in the context of austerity. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Oslo, Norwegen.
Eckersley, P. (2016). Power and capacity in local climate governance: Comparing English and German municipalities. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Prague, Tschechische Republik.
Eckersley, P. (2015). Civic pride and political expediency: The enduring founding principles for local government in Germany and England. Beitrag in UK Political Studies Association annual conference, Sheffield, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Eckersley, P. (2014). Hierarchy and compromise in English and German municipal development projects. Beitrag in ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich.
Rezension in Fachzeitschrift
Eckersley, P. (2018). Book review: Local government in England: Centralisation, autonomy and control. Local Government Studies, 44(2), 297-298. DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2018.1429071, 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. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1365418
Sonstiger Beitrag in Buchveröffentlichung
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.
Sonstiges Buch
Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Eckersley, P., & Glennon, R. (2020). Rebuilding the Fire and Rescue Services: Policy, Delivery and Assurance. Bingley: Emerald Publishers.
Jackson, P., Harris, L., & Eckersley, P. (2003). e-Business Fundamentals: Managing Organizations in the Electronic Age. Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780203402467

Ausgewählte Vorträge

2020
Cities, climate change, and multi-level governance in the German Länder

2020 Conference of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences

24. Juni | 2020
Online, Brussels, Belgien

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

01. Mai | 2019

Power and capacity in urban climate governance

01. Mai | 2019

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

01. Dezember | 2016

Dr. Peter Mark Eckersley in den Medien

Carbon conundrum
(Public Finance, 14.05.2020)