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Prof. Alistair Cole

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Research

Prof Alistair Cole has a proven record in obtaining research funding, with 6 grants in last ten years (from the ESRC, AHRC, British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, PALSE-IDEX-ANR and as part of a European Commission Jean Monnet network). Funded projects in the past decade have clustered around questions of trust, transparency, convergence and transfer, each involving conceptualisation in a multi-level and/or transnational context. He will continue to work on these questions that are key to understanding comparative forms of regional integration; intra- and inter-state relationships, civil society and the changing bases of political legitimacy.

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Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Single Author Books

  1. Alistair Cole (2019) Emmanuel Macron and the Two Years that Changed France, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

  2. Alistair Cole (2017) French Politics and Society, London: Routledge.

  3. Alistair Cole (2008) Governing and Governance in France, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  4. Alistair Cole (2006) Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation. Building Regional Capacity in Wales and Brittany, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

  5. Alistair Cole (2005) French Politics and Society, Harlow: Pearson Education.

  6. Alistair Cole (2001) Franco-German Relations, Harlow: Longman.

  7. Alistair Cole (1998) French Politics and Society, Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall.

  8. Alistair Cole (1997) François Mitterrand: a Study in Political Leadership, London: Routledge, Second Edition.

  9. Alistair Cole (1994) François Mitterrand: a Study in Political Leadership, London: Routledge.

 

Co-authors Books

  1. Ian Stafford, Alistair Cole and Dominic Heinz (2022) Analysing the Trust-Transparency Nexus: Multi-level governance in the UK, France and Germany, Bristol: Policy Press.

  2. Alistair Cole and Ian Stafford (2015) Devolution and Governance: Wales between Capacity and Constraint, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

  3. Michèle Breuillard and Alistair Cole (2003) L’École entre Etat et Territoires en Angleterre et en France, Paris: l’Harmattan.

  4. Alistair Cole and Peter John (2001) Local Governance in England and France, London: Routledge.

  5. Henri Mendras and Alistair Cole (1991) Social Change in Modern France: Towards a Cultural Anthropology of the Fifth Republic, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  1. Alistair Cole and Peter Campbell (1989) French Electoral Systems and Elections since 1789, Aldershot: Gower. 

 

Edited and Co-edited Books

  1. Helen Drake, Alistair Cole, Sophie Meunier and Vincent Tiberj (2021) (eds.) Developments in French Politics 6, Basingstoke: Macmillan International.

  2. Romain Pasquier, Sebastien Guigner and Alistair Cole (2020) (eds.) Dictionnaire des politiques territoriales, Paris: Presses de Sciences Po.

  3. Alistair Cole and Renaud Payre (2016) (eds.) Cities as Political Objects, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

  4. Alistair Cole and Jean-Baptiste Harguindéguy (2014) (eds.) The Politics of Ethno-Linguistic Mobilization in Europe: Language Matters, London: Routledge.

  5. Alistair Cole, Vincent Tiberj and Sophie Meunier (2013) (eds.) Developments in French Politics 5, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

  6. Romain Pasquier, Sébastien Guignier and Alistair Cole (2011) (eds.) Dictionnaire des politiques territoriales, Paris: presses de Sciences Po.

  7. Alistair Cole and Gino Raymond (2010) (eds.) Redefining the French Republic, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

  8. Alistair Cole Patrick le Galès and Jonah Levy (2008) (eds) Developments in French Politics 4, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

  9. Alistair Cole, Patrick Le Galès and Jonah Levy (2005) (eds) Developments in French Politics 3, Palgrave: Basingstoke.

  10. Alistair Cole (1990) (ed.). French Political Parties in Transition, Dartmouth: Aldershot.

 

In addition, I have published 60+ book chapters.

 

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Alistair Cole, and Pasquier (2021). The Bretons in French Politics: Regional Mobilization within and beyond the Central State. Nationalities Papers, 1-16. doi:10.1017/nps.2021.50.

  2. Alistair Cole, Jean-Baptiste Paul Harguindéguy, Romain Pasquier, Ian Stafford and Christian de Visscher(2021) Towards a territorial political capacity approach for studying European regions, Regional and Federal Studies, 31:2, 261-284. (lead author and special issue co-editor)

  3. Alistair Cole and Thibaut Rioufreyt (2021) Inquiry on territorial governance in Brittany and Wales. An analysis of qualitative data using CAQDAS in a comparative setting, Qualitative Research, 21:4, 586-602 DOI:1177/1468794120937622. (lead author)

  4. Jean-Baptiste Paul Harguindéguy, Alistair Cole and Romain Pasquier (2019) The variety of decentralization indexes: A review of the literature, Regional and Federal Studies, 31:2, 185-208, DOI: 1080/13597566.2019.1566126. (second author and special issue co-editor)

  5. Alistair Cole, Stuart Fox, Romain Pasquier and Ian Stafford. (2018) Political trust in France’s multi-level government, Journal of Trust Research, 8:1, 45-67, DOI: 1080/21515581.2018.1457534. (lead author)

  6. Cole, A. (2018) ‘Crowning Jupiter: the 2017 Electoral Series in Perspective’, Parliamentary Affairs, 71:3, 501-520.

  7. Cole, A. (2018) ‘Regard britannique sur la cinquième République: à propos de la « clef de voute » du système’ Revue Politique et Parlementaire, 119 : 1085-1086, 94-102.

  8. Cole, A., Fox, S., Pasquier, R. and Stafford, I. (2018) Political trust in France’s multi-level government, Journal of Trust Research, 8:1, 45-67.

  9. Cole, A., Coller, X. and Harguindeguy, J.-B. (2017) Why is the Spanish Upper Chamber so difficult to reform?’ Parliamentary Affairs,70: 3, 530–547.

  10. Harguindéguy, -B. and Cole, A. (2017) ‘The Survival of Spanish Provincial Governments in a Quasi-Federal Polity: Reframing the Debate’, International Journal of Public Administration, 40:3, pp. 226-239.

  11. Cole, A. and Harguindeguy, J.-B. (2017) ‘Resolving the Social-democratic Dilemma? Andalusia under Pressure (2011-2015) International Journal of Iberian Studies, 30:1: pp. 21-40.

  12. Cole, A., Pasquier, R., and de Visscher, C. (2016) : ‘ Les régions européennes face à la crise: une grille de lecture comparative’ Revue internationale de politique comparée, 23:3, pp. 285-300. (Special issue editorship)

  13. Cole, A., and de Visscher, C. (2016) ‘Les régions belges face à la crise économique : une recentralisation à distance pour la Wallonie ? Revue internationale de politique comparée, 23:3, pp. 301-326.

  14. Harguindéguy, J.-B., Pasquier, R., and Cole, A. (2015) ‘La gouvernance territoriale espagnole à l’épreuve de la crise économique : vers la recentralisation ?’ Critique Internationale 67:2 , 103-122.

  15. Cole, A., Harguindéguy, J.-B. Pasquier, R., Stafford I. and de Visscher C. (2015) ‘The States of Convergence of Territorial Governance’ Publius: the Journal of Federalism, 45:2, 297-321.

  16. Cole, A. and Pasquier, R. (2015) ‘The Breton Model Between Convergence and Capacity’, Territory, Politics, Governance, 3:1, 51-72.

  17. Cole, A. (2014) ‘Not Saying, Not Doing: Convergences, Contingencies and Causal Mechanisms of State Reform and Decentralisation in Hollande’s France’ French Politics,12 (2): 104-135.

  18. Cole, A. (2013) ‘Politics as Normal? The French Presidential and Parliamentary elections of 2012’ Parliamentary Affairs, 66 (1): 17-32.

  19. Cole, A. and Harguindéguy, J. B. (2013) ‘The Jacobin Republic and Language Rights. Ethnolinguistic Mobilizations in France’ Regional and Federal Studies, 23:1, 27-46.

  20. Harguindéguy, B. and Cole, A. (2013) ‘Ethnolinguistic Mobilizations in Europe: An Introduction’ Regional and Federal Studies, 23:1, 1-7.

  21. Cole, A. (2012) ‘The French State and its Territories’ Public Administration, Vol. 90:2, 335-350.

  22. Cole, A. (2012) ‘Serving the Devolution and the Civil Service in Wales’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations vol 14, 458–476.

  23. Cole, A. and Pasquier, R. (2012) ‘The impact of European integration on centre/periphery relations: Comparing France and the United-Kingdom’ Politique européenne, 36, pp.160- 182

  24. Cole, A. (2012) ‘The Fast Presidency? Nicolas Sarkozy and the political institutions of the Fifth Republic’ Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 16:3, 311-321.

  25. Cole, A. (2011) ‘Prefects in Search of a Role in a Europeanised France’ Journal of Public Policy, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 385–407.

  26. Cole, A. (2011) ‘The French Socialist Party and its Radical Ambiguity’ French Politics, Culture and Society, 29, no. 3, pp. 29-48.

  27. Cole, A. and Palmer, R. (2011) ‘Europeanising Devolution: Wales and the European Union’, British Politics, 6, 3: 379-396.

  28. Cole, A. (2010) ‘State Reform in France: From Public Service to Public Management?’ Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 11, 4: 343–357.

  29. Cole, A. and Eymeri-Douzans, J.-M. (2010) ‘Administrative reforms and mergers in Europe: Research questions and empirical challenges International Review of Administrative Sciences, 76,3: 395-406. (Special issue co-editor)

  30. Harguindéguy, J.-B. and Cole, A. (2009) ‘La politique linguistique de la France à l’épreuve des revendications ethnoterritoriales’, Revue Française de Science Politique 59, 5 : 939-967.

  31. Cole, A. and Palmer, R. (2008) 'Logiques de territorialité et de régionalisation en Europe de l’Ouest' Revue d'Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, 39:3, 19-36.

  32. Cole, A. (2008) ‘Heading the Republic’. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 12:2, 183-191.

  33. Cole, A. and Evans, J. (2007) ‘Utilisation de l’Échelle de Moreno en France et au Royaume Uni’, Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée, 14, 4: 545-573.

  34. Cole, A. (2007) ‘La Territorialisation de l’action publique au Royaume Uni’, Revue Française d’Administration Publique, 121-122: 131-144.

  35. Cole, A. (2006) ‘Decentralization in France: Central Steering, Capacity Building and Identity Construction’, French Politics, vol. 4, pp. 31-57.

  36. Cole, A. and Jones, G. (2005) ‘Reshaping the State: Administrative reform and New Public Management in France’, Governance vol. 18. no. 4, pp. 567-588.

  37. Cole, A. and Williams, C. (2004) ‘Institutions, Identities and Lesser-Used Languages in Wales and Brittany’, Regional and Federal Studies, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 1-26.

  38. Cole, A. (2004) ‘Devolution and decentralization in Wales and Brittany: a framework for analysis’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 28, no. 2, 2004, pp. 354-368

  39. Cole, A. and Baudewyns, P. (2004) ‘Devolution, Decentralization and Public Opinion in Wales and Brittany’, Comparative European Politics, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 73-96.

  40. Cole, A., Jones J. B., and Storer, A. ( 2003) ‘Inside the National Assembly for Wales’ Political Quarterly, vol. 74, no. 2, pp. 223-232.

  41. Cole, A., Jones, J.B., Loughlin, J., Storer A. and Williams C. (2003) ‘Political Institutions, Policy Preferences and Public Opinion in Wales and Brittany’ Contemporary Wales,16: 88-110.

  42. Cole, A. and Loughlin, J. (2003) ‘Beyond the Unitary State? Public Opinion, Political Institutions and Public Policy in Brittany’, Regional Studies, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 265-276.

  43. Cole, A. (2002) ‘A Strange Affair. The French presidential and parliamentary elections of 2002’ Government and Opposition, vol, 37, no. 3, pp. 65-91.

  44. Cole, A. (2002) ‘Understanding Jospin’. In A. Cole (ed.) ‘The Jospin Government 1997- 2002’ Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1-4, 2002.

  45. Cole, A. (2001) ‘The New Governance of French Education’ Public Administration, vol. 79, no. 3, 2001, pp.707-724.

  46. Cole, A. (2001) ‘National and Partisan contexts of Europeanisation: the case of the French socialists’, Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 39, no. 1. March, pp.15-32.

  47. Cole, A. and John, P. (2001), ‘Governing Education in England and France’ Public Policy and Administration, vol. 16 no. 4 106-125.

  48. John, P. and Cole, A. (2000) ‘When do countries, sectors and localities matter’? Comparative Political Studies, vol 33, no, 2, March, pp. 248-268.

  49. Cole, A. and Drake, H. (2000) ‘The Europeanisation of French Polity? Continuity, Change and Adaptation’, Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 26-43.

  50. John, P. and Cole, A. (1999) ‘Political Leadership in the New Urban Governance: Britain and France Compared’, Local Government Studies, vol 25, no. 4,  Winter, pp. 98-115.

  51. Cole, A. (1999) ‘The Service Public under Stress’, West European Politics, vol. 22, no. 4, October, pp. 166-184.

  52. Cole, A. (1999) ‘French Socialism in Office: Lessons from Mitterrand and Jospin’, Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 7, no. 1 February, pp. 71-88

  53. Cole, A. (1998) ‘Political Leadership in Western Europe: Kohl’s Leadership in Comparative Perspective’, German Politics, vol 7, no. 1, April 1998, pp. 120-142.

  54. John, P. and Cole, A. (1998) ‘Urban Regimes in Leeds and Lille’ Urban Affairs Review, vol 33, no.3 January, pp. 382- 404.

  55. Cole, A. (1997) ‘Mitterrand’s past: a Review Article’ Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 5, no.3, August, pp. 32-4.

  56. Cole, A. (1997) ‘Governing the Academies: Sub-central Education policy-making in France’ West European Politics, vol. 20, no. 2, April, pp. 137-156.

  57. John, P. and Cole, A. (1995) ‘Models of Local Decision-Making Networks in Britain and France’, Policy and Politics, October, pp. 1-10.

  58. Cole, A. and John, P. (1995) 'Local Policy Networks in Britain and France: Policy Co-ordination in Fragmented Political sub-systems', West European Politics, vol. 18, no. 4, October, pp. 88-108.

  59. Cole, A. (1995) ‘La France pour tous? - The French Presidential Elections’ Government and Opposition, vol. 30, no. 3, Summer, pp. 327-346.

  60. Cole, A. (1994) ‘Studying Political Leadership: the case of François Mitterrand’ Political Studies, vol.42 no.4 September. pp. 453-468.

  61. Cole, A. (1994) ‘La Descente aux enfers? The French Greens' General Assembly at Lille, November 1993’, Environmental Politics, vol. 2, no. 3, September, pp.225-232

  62. Cole, A. (1994) 'François Mitterrand: an Interpretation' Modern and Contemporary France, Vol. NS2, no. 1, January, pp. 3-13.

  63. Cole, A. (1993) 'France and the new Germany', German Politics, vol. 2, no. 3, December, pp. 358-376.

  64. Cole, A. (1993) 'The Presidential Party and the Fifth Republic', West European Politics, vol. 16, no. 2, April, pp. 86-103

  65. Cole, A. (1989) `The French Municipal Elections of 12 and 19th March 1989', Modern and Contemporary France, no. 39, October, pp. 23-34.

  66. Cole, A. (1989) `The French Socialist Party in Transition', Modern and Contemporary France, no. 37, April, pp. 1-10.

  67. Cole, A. (1989) `Factionalism, the French Socialist Party, and the Fifth Republic: an Explanation of Intra-party Divisions', European Journal of Political Research, vol. 17, no. 1, January, pp. 77-94.

  68. Cole, A. (1986) `The Return of the Right: the French General Election of March 1986', West European Politics, vol. 9, no. 1, October, pp. 225-32.

 

Refereed Conferences

  1. ‘The Bretons in French Politics’ International Political Science Association (IPSA) meeting at Lisbon, 14 July (online)

  2. ‘Trust in the Smart City’ (panel organiser and paper giver) International Conference of Public Policy : (ICCP) 6-8 July Barcelona (online)

  3. ‘Developments in French Politics 6’ Conference of Europeanists, Iceland, 25 June.

  4. ‘Transnational and transdisciplinary lessons from Covid 19’, Hong Kong Baptist University (conference organiser and chair of steering group) 20-21 May 2021.

  5. ‘Whither Democratic governance’, International Political Science Association (IPSA) 14-17 December 2020, Queens University of Belfast.

  6. ‘The Yellow vests and the anti-ELAB movement’ Hong Kong Political Science association 25 October 2020, Chinese University of Hong Kong

  7. ‘Emmanuel Macron and the two years that changed France in Europe’, Hong Kong Political Science Association conference, 26th October 2019, Hong Kong

  8. ‘President Macron’s France and Brexit’. Conference on Life after Brexit: past imperial, present continuous or future imperfect ? University of Lyon 3, France, 29th March 2019

  9. ‘Trust and transparency in multi-level governance’: Conference on Trust and Transparency organised at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany, 21st March 2019.

  10. ‘Managing France’s new Regions by a Territorial Scales of Trust approach: Scalar stories and contingent capacities in Brittany and Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes’ International Political Science Association, Brisbane, Australia, July 20-23, 2018 (panel co-organiser Trust and Transparency in multi-level governance).

  11. ‘Respect des territoires : l’expérience britannique’ Contribution to the conference organised at the French Senate on Quelle Constitution pour le XXIe siècle ? 15 June 2018.

  12. ‘Trust-transparency paradoxes’. Conference organized in Lyon as part of the WISERD- TRIANGLE strategic agreement. Conference organizer, 4 May 2018.

  13. ‘Political Trust and Transparency in multi-level governance: new findings from the French regions’ Political Studies Association conference, Cardiff, 25-28 March 2018 (panel co-organiser).

  14. ‘Political Trust and Transparency in multi-level governance: new findings from the French regions’ ECPR General Conference, Oslo, Norway, 8th September 2017.

  15. ‘Trust, Transparency and multi-level governance’ Panel organized and paper delivered at the Conference of Europeanists, Glasgow University, UK, July12th, 2017.

  16. ‘Trust, Transparency and multi-level governance’. Panel organized and paper delivered at the International Conference of Public Policy conference, Singapore, June 29th

  17. ‘Crowning Jupiter: the 2017 electoral series’. Parliamentary Affairs conference on the French presidential election, University of London Institute of Paris, 23rd May 2017.

  18. ‘The French presidential election between the two rounds’. University of London Institute of Paris conference on the French Presidential election, May 5th

  19. ‘Présentation de l’enquête You Gov sur les nouvelles régions’, Conference on ‘Les Régions ont trente ans – et demain?’ organized by the Territorial Chair Sciences Po, Rennes, with the support the Brittany Regional Council, Rennes, Les Champs Libres, 18th November 2016.

  20. ‘Les nouvelles régions, pour quoi faire ? Retour sur l’enquête de You Gov’ Keynote speech to the conference 1986-2016 : 30 ans de démocratie régionale. Des Régions pour quoi faire? Sciences Po, Rennes, France, 17th November 2016.

  21. ‘Territorial Political Capacity: a Conceptual lens for Studying European Regions’, Paper presented to the International Political Science Association, Poznan, Poland (Panel co- organiser: Indexing the Indexes of Decentralisation and Federalisation), July 24th, 2016.

  22. ‘Territorial Political Capacity and European Regions’, Paper presented to the Summer School co-organised by the International Political Science Association and the French Political Science Association, Rennes, France, July 5th, 2016.

  23. ‘Circulations et coproduction de l’action publique : l’expérience du réseau Leading Cities’ Paper presented to the Summer School Une école d’été en commun, Sciences Po, Lyon, France, June 6, 2016.

  24. ‘Les régions européennes face à la crise : Quels enjeux de gouvernance pour la Wallonie’? Coorganisateur du colloque de l’Institut Destrée, Palais des Congrès, Namur, Belgium. (Conference co- organiser and paper giver).10th September 2015.

  25. ‘States of Convergence of Territorial Governance’ Conference of Europeanists, July 8-10, Sciences Po, Paris. (Panel organiser and paper giver).

  26. ‘Quelles ambitions pour les nouvelles régions?’ Table ronde no. 4, 11th National conference of the Association of French régions (Association des régions de France) Rouen, 25/26 June 2015.

  27. ‘Les régions et la crise économique : un cadre d’analyse’ Communication to the thematic section on : ‘Crise et gouvernance territoriale en Europe : convergence ou différenciation’ ? Association française de Science Politique, Aix-en-Provence, 22-24 June 2015.Co- organiser with Romain Pasquier of the thematic section (no. 41).

  28. ‘Le régionalisme au Royaume-Uni’ Colloque international Quelle organisation pour les grandes régions en France et en Europe ? 26/27 March, 2015.

  29. ‘Sceptical Europeans? Trends and counter-trends of the 2014 European election’. Keynote speech to the day conference on the 2014 European elections, organised by the University of Paris 4, Paris, France.

  30. ‘La métropole comme objet politique. Historicités, catégories d’analyse et enjeux institutionnels de la métropolisation’. Conference co-organiser and presenter, with Renaud Payre. Sciences Po, Lyon, 12-13 November 2014.

  31. ‘Jeux d’échelle et différenciation territoriale : régions et métropoles dans la décentralisation française’ Communication, with Romain Pasquier, to the conference La métropole comme objet politique, Sciences Po, Lyon, 12-13 November 2014.

  32. ‘Territorial Governance between Convergence and Capacity’ European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) general conference, Glasgow, UK, 4-6 September 2014.

  33. ‘The Territorial Political Capacity framework’. Paper to the International Political Science Association conference, Montreal, Canada, 18-21 July 2014.

  34. ‘La goberanza territorial en Europa entre convergencia y capacidad’. One day conference organised in Seville, Spain, as part of the Leverhulme Trust International Network, 26 June 2014.

  35. ‘Les Régions en Europe et la crise’. One day conference organised in Rennes, France, as part of the Leverhulme Trust International Network, 21 May 2014.

  36. ‘An end to the Europe of the Regions?’ Université libre de Bruxelles, 14/03/2014

  37. ‘Fonction publique territoriale et politique’. GRALE colloquium on Les 30 ans de la fonction publique territoriale, French Senate, Paris, 31st January 2014.

  38. ‘Territorial Governance in Western Europe between convergence and capacity: preliminary findings from Wales, Brittany and Andalucía’ Jean Monnet Centre, Cardiff University, December 4th

  39. ‘Presentación del proyecto por Alistair Cole: Territorial governance in western Europe between Capacity and Convergence’ Centro de Estudias Andaluces, Seville, Spain, 21st November 2013.

  40. ‘Introduction and Overview’. Paper to the conference on Welsh Devolution in Perspective, British Academy, London, 31st May 2013.

  41. ‘European Territorial Governance between Convergence and Capacity’ Paper presented to the conference on Europeanising Devolution (conference organiser, supported by the Learned Society of Wales, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and the Cardiff Jean Monnet Centre), 24th May 2013.

  42. ‘The politics of austerity in comparative perspective: State Reform and Decentralisation in Hollande’s France’ St Anthony’s College, Oxford. April 27 2013.

  43. ‘Developments in French Politics’. Panel organised at the Political Studies Association, Cardiff, 25-27 March 2013 (including a communication on Local and Regional Governance’).

  44. ‘Developments in French Politics’. American Political Science Association, New Orleans, August 29th

  45. ‘An Overview of the Sarkozy presidency’ PSA sponsored day conference on the French Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2012, Queen Mary’s, University of London, 24th May 2012 (conference co-organiser).

  46. ‘Territorial Structuring and Social Policy; the UK and France Compared’. St Anthony’s College, Oxford, 17th May 2012.

  47. ‘Sarkozy’s Fast Presidency’. Political Studies Association conference, Belfast, 3-5 avril 2012 (co-organiser of 4 panels).

  48. Sarkozy’s Hyper-Presidency : France 2007-2012’ The Winthrop King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University, United States, 21st February 2012.

  49. ‘Autour du Dictionnaire des Politiques territoriales avec Alistair Cole’ Séminaire inter- laboratoires LaSSP-LEREPS-CERTOP-LISST-SOI de l’Axe 1 du LaSSP “Gouvernements, Administrations et Politiques publiques”, Institute of Political Studies, Toulouse, France.

  50. ‘Où en est la coordination territoriale en Angleterre ?’ Roundtable at the colloquium on ‘La RGPP et les collectivités territoriales’, Reims University, France, 20th January 2012.

  51. ‘Métropolisation et régionalisation. Des dynamiques territoriales complémentaires ou concurrentes ? Conference co-organised with Romain Pasquier, Sciences Po, Rennes, October 20-21st 2011.

  52. ‘L’Administration territoriale de la République, entre Acte III de la décentralisation et RGPP II : le réformisme permanent ? Association Française de Science Politique conference, Strasbourg, 30 August – 2 September 2011.

  53. ‘EU Cohesion policy and regional empowerment: Comparing France and the United- Kingdom’ Jean Monnet conference on Multi-level governance, Cardiff University July 6- 8, 2011.

  54. ‘Linguistic policy in France. Does the Republic care about regional languages?’ Interpretive Policy Analysis conference, Cardiff, June 25-28 2011.

  55. ‘The French Socialist Party and its Radical Ambiguity’ Political Studies Association conference, London, April 7-9th

  56. ‘The French State and its Territories’ Political Studies Association conference, London, April 7-9th

  57. Les spécificités territoriales au Royaume Uni’ GRALE conference on Les Reformes et mutations des collectivités territoriales et de l’action locale, Toulouse, France, 21-22 October 2010.

  58. ‘Europeanising Devolution. Wales and the European Union’, WISERD Annual Conference, Cardiff University, 29/06/2010.

  59. ‘The French State and its Territories’ Political Studies Association conference, Edinburgh, 30/03/2010.

  60. ‘Sarkozy’s Political Leadership’ Political Studies Association conference, Edinburgh, 30/03/2010.

  61. ‘Conclusions’ Workshop on Ethno-territorial mobilization and regional languages, European consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Munster Germany, 25/03/2010 (Workshop Director).

  62. ‘Does the Republic care about Regional Languages?’ Workshop on Ethno-Territorial Mobilization and Regional Languages, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Munster Germany, 24/03/2010.

  63. ‘Introduction’ Workshop on Ethno-territorial mobilization and regional languages, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Munster Germany, 23/03/2010 (Workshop Director).

  64. ‘Les Regions en Europe’ CEPEL Conference on Regions in France and Europe, Montpellier, France 28/01/2010.

  65. ‘Governing and Governance in France’ LASSP - Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, 21/01/2010.

  66. ‘L’Administration des institutions de l’UE et (re)construction. Réformes et realités’, European Commission, Brussels, 10-11/12/2009. French Political Science Association (AFSP-SPCA) colloque. Chair and discussant.

  67. ‘Regard étranger sur le projet de réforme français’. Communication to the GRALE conférence Quelle Nouvelle réforme pour les collectivités territoriales françaises? Reims : France, 25-26 November 2009.

  68. ‘Decentralisation in France : Actors and Dynamics’ ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, Germany, September 10-12th, Paper presented to the panel on Decentralisation in France and Italy.

  69. ‘Serving which Nation? Devolution and the civil service in Wales’ ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, Germany, September 10-12th 2009 Paper presented to the panel on Organizing Government: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives.

  70. ‘The French State and its territorial challenges’ French Political Science Association (AFSP) conference, Grenoble, 7-9th September 2009 (panel co-organiser L’Etat de la France).

  71. ‘La République contre les langues régionales’. French Political Science Association (AFSP) conference, Grenoble, 7-9th September 2009.

  72. ‘Small countries and the global crisis: challenges and opportunities?’ Wales Governance Centre and the Welsh Assembly Government. Conference organiser, Cardiff, 1st July

  73. ‘Reflections on Fifty Years of the Fifth Republic’ Political Studies Association, Manchester, April 7-9 2009

  74. ‘Sarkozy’s Political Leadership of Europe’. Paper presented to the EGIPP colloquium on the French Presidency of the European Union, Cardiff University, March 18th, 2009

  75. ‘Decentralisation and Territorial Politics in France’. Paper presented to the ESRC-Wales Governance Centre conference on /Devolution, Citizenship and Public Policy, Cardiff University, December 15-16th

  76. ‘Les cultures administatives’. Roundtable on ‘Les Cultures administratives’, Association française de Science Politique (AFSP) group on Comparative Public Administration, Institute of Political Studies, Lyons, France, 21st November, 2008.

  77. ‘The Progressive Consensus’. Roundtable participant on the ‘Progressive Consensus and the One Wales Coalition’, Wales Governance Centre/Institute of Welsh Affairs, Cardiff University 4th November 2008

  78. ‘Reshaping the state: examples from France, Germany and Belgium’. Association francaise de Science Politique (AFSP) group on Comparative Public Administration, Institute of Political Studies, Toulouse, September 24th, 2008.

  79. ‘The Franco-German Relationship and differentiated integration’. Paper presented to the EU-Consent conference on Differentiated Integration, Cardiff University 10-12 September 2008

  80. ‘Is France Still Centralised? Perspectives on Decentralisation and Bounded Governance’ Paper presented to the panel on Governing and Administering: the case of France (panel co-organiser with Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans and Ed Page) American Political Science Association (APSA), Boston, 27-31 August 2008

  81. ‘The Reform of the State in France. New Public Management and its Limits’ Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions, Rennes, France, 11-16th April 2008.

  82. 'La dévolution et la fonction publique en Grande Bretagne' Association française de Science Politique (AFSP) group on Comparative Public Administration, Institute of Political Studies, Toulouse, April 4th, 2008.

  83. ‘Municipal Elections in France’. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA), Swansea University 1-4th April 2008.

  84. ‘Governing and Governance in France’. Paper presented to the Reform of the State in France panel at the Political Studies Association (PSA), Swansea University 1-4th April 2008 (panel organiser).

  85. ‘Research Grants’. Paper presented to the Graduate Conference on the Political Studies Association (PSA), Swansea University, 31st March – 1st April 2008.

  86. ‘Heading the Republic’ Conference on the Fifth Years of the Fifty Republic, Centre for French and Francophone Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, United States, 13-14th February 2008.

  87. ‘Decentralisation in France : Central Steering, Capacity Building and Identity Construction’ Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) annual conference, Reading University, 7-8th September 2007.

  88. ‘Le groupe d’étude SPCA : Pour quoi faire ?’ Avec Jean-Michel Eymeri, Association Française de Science Politique, Toulouse, 6th September 2007.

  89. ‘Dévolution et décentralisation en Grande-Bretagne, Pays de Galles et Écosse, impact sur les politiques publiques’. Colloque sur les Politiques publiques, État et pouvoirs locaux en Europe, Sciences Po, Paris, 6th July, 2007.

  90. ‘La Série electorale 2007 vue d’outre manche’ GAEL journée d’etude, Association Française de Science Politique, CERI, 13 juin 2007.

  91. ‘Managing the Governance of Wales’ Roundtable chair organised as part of the Welsh Governance Centre conference on Managing Devolution, 19th-20th May, 2007 (conference co-organiser).

  92. ‘Governing France’, Political Studies Association annual conference, Bath University, 11-13th April 2007 (panel organiser on Developments in French Politics).

  93. ‘Les Regions en Europe’. Colloque au CERI, Sciences Po, Paris, sur les Régions en Europe, 13 March, 2007.

  94. ‘Developments in French Politics’. Paper giver and panel organizer. American Political Science Association conference, Washington DC, US, 1-4 September 2005.

  95. Regional Governance in Wales and Brittany’ Paper presented at the American Political Science Association conference, Washington DC, US, 1-4 September 2005.

  96. ‘Franco-German Relations’ Paper presented to the conference on France in a Changing World, University of the West of England, 8th July 2005.

  97. ‘Comparaisons franco-britanniques: similarités, différences, convergences, interactions’. Paper presented to the CHEDE (Cycle des hautes études du développement économique, Ministère des Finances) Seminar ‘Comment font les Autres’, London School of Economics, 17 June 2005.

  98. ‘Wales in the new Europe’. International Conference on European Identities, Palace of Culture, Warsaw, Poland, 2-4 June 2005.

  99. ‘Regional Capacity Building in Wales and Brittany’. Paper presented to the Edinburgh/Rennes conference on comparative regional governance, Europa Institute, Edinburgh University, 28-29th April 2005.

  100. ‘French Politics in the 21st century’, Political Studies Association conference, University of Leeds, 4-7th April, 2005

  101. ‘Internationalising Devolution’. Organiser and chief speaker at the Internationalising Devolution workshop, European Governance, Identities and Public Policy research unit, Cardiff University, 18th March 2005.

  102. ‘Change and Resisting Change: the Challenge of Governance in France’. Paper presented to the XX. Jahrestagung/Colloque annuel of the Deutsch-Französisches Institut, Ludwigsburg, Germany, 1-3 July 2004.

  103. ‘Language Policy’. Paper presented to the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) conference on ‘Devolution in Wales: the Scorecard’. The Hilton Hotel, Cardiff, Wales- UK, June 24th, 2004.

  104. ‘Wales, the United Kingdom and the Convention on the Future of Europe’. Paper presented to the European Forum on the Convention for the Future of Europe, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, May 13th, 2004.

  105. ‘Decentralisation in France: steering at a distance?’. The International Conference for French Studies, Doubletree Hotel, Tallahassee, USA, April 1-5th, 2004.

  106. ‘Devolution and Decentralisation in Wales and Brittany: a framework for evaluation’. The Conference of Europeanists, Hilton Hotel, Chicago, USA, 11-14th March 2004

  107. ‘Social partnership, regional governance and training policy in France’. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF), University of Paris 13, France. September 4-6.

  108. ‘Decentralisation in France: Steering at a distance or back to the grass-roots?’ Paper presented to the Political Studies Association conference (PSA), University of Leicester, UK, April 15-17th

  109. ‘Regional Governance and Welfare reform in Wales and Brittany’. Joint Sessions of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Edinburgh University, March 30-April 4, 2003.

  110. ‘Regional Governance in Wales and Brittany’. Paper to the ESRC conference on Regional Governance in Wales, Brittany and Beyond’. Cardiff University, March 14-15th 2003 (Conference organiser).

  111. ‘Disseminating Research Results’. Paper to the ESRC Devolution and Constitutional Change conference, Belfast, March 1st

  112. ‘La France d’en Bas’. Keynote speech to the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France annual conference, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, 29- 31st August 2002.

  113. ‘The French Socialist Party, the Mediterranean Left and Europe’. Paper to the conference on the Mediterranean Left and Europe, Maison Française, Oxford, June 30th

  114. ‘Political Dynamics in the National Assembly for Wales’. Paper to the Political Studies Association Annual conference at the University of Aberdeen, 9th -11th April 2002.

  115. ‘Dévolution et Décentralisation en Grande-Bretagne et en France : voyage au coeur d’un projet comparatif’ Ve colloque de l’Observatoire interregional du prospective régional (OIPR), Lille, France 18-19 December 2001.

  116. ‘Lesser Used Languages in Comparative Perspective: an Introduction’. Opening presentation at the ESRC-sponsored conference on Lesser Used Languages in Comparative Perspective, Cardiff University, December 1st 2001 (conference organiser).

  117. ‘From Territorial Administration to Local and Regional Governance? Two Decades of Decentralisation in France’, Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, University of Portsmouth, September 6-8, 2001.

  118. ‘Is there a « Third Way » Issue in Education Policy? An Anglo-French Comparison’, Michèle Breuillard with Alistair Cole, European Consortium for Political Research, Joint Sessions of Workshops, Grenoble, April 2001.

  119. ‘The Franco-German Relationship at Nice’. Paper (read by Helen Drake) presented to the UACES conference on the French Presidency of the European Union, University of Loughborough, 9 March 2001.

  120. ‘Governing Education in England and France’. Paper presented to the conference on ‘Current Issues in British and French Public Administrative Reform’. Political Studies Association’s French Politics and Policy and Public Administration group. CIPFA, London, 20 September 2000.

  121. ‘Reinventing or Reshaping Public Policy? The Case of French Education’. Paper presented to the 50th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association, London School of Economics, 10-13 April, 2000.

  122. ‘From Territorial Administration to Local Governance? Sub-national politics and policy-making in France’. Paper presented to the 50th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association, London School of Economics, 10-13 April, 2000.

  123. ‘Reinventing public policy: the case of French Education’, Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France annual conference, Cardiff University, Wales, UK. 2-4 September 1999.

  124. ‘Europeanisation, Social-democracy and the French Polity: lessons from the Jospin Government’. Paper presented to 6th European Community Studies Association (ECSA) conference, Pittsburgh, United States, 2-5 June, 1999.

  125. ‘The Service publique under stress’. Paper presented to the Political Studies Association (PSA) Group on French Politics and Policy, Maison Française, Oxford, UK, 20 March 1999.

  126. ‘The Evolution of the French Party system in the 1990s’. Paper presented to the conference on French Political Parties in the 1990s, Deutsch-Französisches Institut, Ludwigsburg, Germany, 20 December 1998.

  127. ‘The French Party system in the Fifth Republic’, Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France conference, University of Bradford, 3-5 September

  128. ‘Où en est la cinquième république’? Roundtable chair. Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France conference, University of Bradford, 3-5 September

  129. ‘L’étude de la France en Grande-Bretagne’, XIV Frankreichforscher-Konferenz “Interesse an Frankreich, Interesse an Europa?”, Deutsch-Französisches Institut, Ludwigsburg, Germany, 26-28 June 1998.

  130. ‘Revisiting French Socialism: Lionel Jospin and the French Socialist Party’ Political Studies Association Conference, University of Keele, UK April 7-9, 1998 (panel organizer).

  131. ‘French socialism in longitudinal comparative pespective’, European Consortium for Political Research (workshop on ‘Social democratic parties and welfare state retrenchment’), University of Warwick, UK. March 1998.

  132. ‘Introduction’ to the PSA-CEPSG conference on ‘Social Democracy Revisited’, University of Bradford, UK. January 9, 1998. (conference organizer).

  133. ‘Networks or Networking? Power, position and values in local economic development networks in Britain and France’, American Political Science Association, Washington DC, US. 28-31 August 1997

  134. ‘Kohl’s Political Leadership Compared’, Association for the study of Modern Germany conference, University of Birmingham, 4-6 April 1997.

  135. ‘Networks or networking? Local elites in Comparative Perspective’ Paper presented to the workshop on ‘Local Elites’ joint sessions of the European Consortium for Political Research, Berne, Switzerland, 27 February - 4 March 1997.

  136. ‘Mitterrand: an Evaluation’ Keynote speech to the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, Royal Holloway College, London, September 12 1996.

  137. ‘Urban regimes in Britain and France: the cases of Leeds and Lille’ American Political Science Association, The San Francisco Hilton and Towers, August 29 - September 1, 1996. With Peter John.

  138. ‘De Gaulle to Chirac: the legacy of presidentialism in France’ American Political Science Association, The San Francisco Hilton and Towers, August 29 - September 1, 1996.

  139. ‘Les réseaux et l’Espace public: leçons franco-britanniques’ Fifth National Conference of the Association Française de Science Politique, Aix-en-Provence, France. April 1996.

  140. ‘Local decision-making networks in Britain and France: a sociometric approach’ Political Studies Association annual conference, April 10-12 1996.

  141. Local policy networks and intergovernmental management in France and Britain’. One day conference of the Association Française de Science politique, University of Paris 1V, Sorbonne, France. February 1996

  142. ‘In Search of Networks: the Politics of French sub-national educational policy- making in the Academy of Lille’ Workshop on the Politics of Education. Annual conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, Bordeaux, France, April 1995.

  143. 'France and the new Germany' Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, Portsmouth University, UK, September 1994.

  144. ‘The French Socialists and the European elections', UACES conference, Aston University, UK, May 1994.

  145. 'The French Socialists and the European Union', Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference, Swansea University, UK, March 1994.

  146. ‘François Mitterrand: an Interpretation', Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, Regional conference, Liverpool, UK, March 1994.

  147. ‘The French Socialists’. Paper presented to the Political Studies Association (PSA) conference, Queen’s University, Belfast, April 1992.

  148. ‘François Mitterrand: a Political Biography’. Paper presented to the workshop on Political Biography, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Conference, Bochum, Germany, April 1990.

Publications (Non-peer Reviewed)

Press and Professional Articles

  1. Cole, A. (2019) ‘Le référendum ne se fond pas dans le système parlementaire britannique’ La Croix, 3 April 2019.

  2. Cole, A. (2018) ‘What’s in a name for French political parties in transition?’ Euronews, 14 March http://www.euronews.com/2018/03/14/what-s-in-a-name-for-french-political- parties-in-transition-view.

  3. Cole, A. and Pasquier, R. (2017) ‘Réforme régionale et gouvernance multi-niveaux : la défiance des Français’ Pouvoirs Locaux 109 :1, pp. 3-7.

  4. Cole, A. (2017) « Les métropoles sont les nouveaux acteurs de la compétition économique » Lyon Capitale, 263 (2): 66-67.

  5. Cole, A. (2016) ‘Quel scénario de sortie pour le Royaume-Uni’, Fellows, 11, 1-2, 15 September.

  6. Charbon, P., Le Pourhiet, A.-M. and Cole, A. (2016) « L’avenir institutionnel de la Corse » Constitutions. Revue de droit constitutionnel appliqué jan-mars, pp, 27-39.

  1. Cole, A. (2014). 09/2014. "Scotland’s No". La Clé des Langues (Lyon: ENS LYON/DGESCO). ISSN 2107-7029. Mis à jour le 3 octobre 2014. Consulté le 16 octobre 2014. Url: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/scotland-s-no-242450

  2. Cole, A. (2014) 09/2014. "Scotland’s Hour of Choice”. La Clé des Langues (Lyon: ENS LYON/DGESCO). ISSN 2107-7029. Mis à jour le 4 septembre Consulté le 5 septembre 2014. Url: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/scotland-s-hour-of-choice-237813

  3. Cole, A. (2014) Territorial Governance in Western Europe between Convergence and Capacity Perspectives, no. 12, pp. 10-12, 2014-2015, ISSN: 2263-1577.

  4. Harguindéguy, J.-B., Pasquier, R. and Cole A. (2014) Le processus autonomique espagnol à l’épreuve de la crise économique : vers la recentralisation ? Pouvoirs Locaux. 102 (3) : 3-6.

  5. Cole, A. (2012) ‘Les visages de la décentralisation’ Pouvoirs Locaux, 92, 125-129.

  6. Cole, A. (2010) ‘Interview with Alistair Cole’ ΠΕΡΙΕΧΟΜΕΝA, E1020-311010.

  7. Cole, A. (2006) ‘La politique locale de lutte contre la délinquance en Angleterre’. Revue Lamy, 14: 81-83.

  8. Cole, A. (2006) ‘Descentralizarea din Franta’, Altera, 30/31, 5-29.

  9. Cole, A. (2006) ‘La décentralisation française vue de l’autre côté de la manche’Actualité Juridique: Droit Administratif 7:337.

  10. Cole, A. (2005) ‘The Grand Design of the European Project’ Times Higher Education Supplement, 2 December, p. 6.

  11. Cole, A. (2004) ‘What’s Distinctive about Wales? Findings from a comparison of Wales with Brittany’. Briefing no. 10, June 2004. ESRC Devolution and Constitutional Change Programme. 4 pp.

  12. Cole, A. (2004) ‘La Contractualisation vue par un observateur étranger’, Administration et Education, 104: 4, pp. 107-114.

  13. Cole, A. (2003)  ‘La Nouvelle gouvernance de l’éducation en France’ Administration et Education, Spring, pp. 86-102.

  14. Cole, A. and Storer, A. (2002) ‘From Opportunity to Obituary?’ Agenda, Spring 2002.

  15. Cole, A. (2001) ‘Le point de vue d’Alistair Cole’ Ouest-France, 23 November 2001.

  16. Cole, A., J.-B. Jones and A. Storer (2001) ‘Warming to the Assembly’ The Western Mail, 6 August.

  17. Cole, A. and H. Drake (1998) ‘The Europeanisation of French Politics’? Economic and Political Weekly, 29 August, pp. 99-106.

  18. John, P. and Cole, A. (1998) ‘A very different political animal’ Municipal Journal, 13 March, pp. 22-3.

  19. John, P. and Cole, A. (1997) ‘Urban regimes in Britain and France? The cases of Leeds and Lille’, Frontières, no. 9, pp. 37-50.

  20. Cole, A. (1995) ‘Les réseaux locaux de politique publique: le cas de la métropole de Lille’, Les Cahiers du CRAPS, 20 December, pp. 1-20.

Research Grants (External)

  1. 2021-2026 Co-PI: “Exploring the role of Big Data Analytics in promoting smart low-carbon cities” Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (R2002-20F). PI is Dr Daphne Mar.

  2. 2018-2022 Co-I: “China’s Military and Security Cooperation with Africa: Enhancing Influence and Managing Interests” Research Grants Council of Hong Kong GRF 12609918 (841,000 HKD). PI is Prof Jean Pierre Cabestan.

  3. 2016-2019 Co-I: 'Trust and Transparency in Multi-level governance' Workpackage 4: civil society, (Economic and Social Research Council, UK: ES-S012435/1) Wales Institute of Social and Economic Data, Research and Methods (WISERD, funded as an ESRC- Centre £135,000).

  4. 2016-2017 PI : 'Fabriquer la Confiance par la Transparence' PALSE-IDEX-Agence nationale de la Recherche (ANR-11-IDEX-0007, 61,500€).

  5. 2014: 'Territorial Governance in Western Europe: between Convergence and Capacity' Collegium de Lyon. (£13,500). PI.

  6. 2012-2015 'Territorial Governance in Western Europe: between Convergence and Capacity' Leverhulme Trust International Network award. Grant number IN-2012-109. (£74330). PI.

  7. 2011-2012 'The UK's Role in Eurozone Economic Governance: Meeting the Challenge of Economic Reform' (€25,000) COMM/LON/2011/01. Co-Investigator.  Kenneth Dyson was Principal Investigator.

  8. 2008-2011 'Devolution in Wales seminar series'. HEFCW/Innovation and Engagement funding (£12,000), PI.

  9. 'Wales in Europe'. British Council Grant (£4,000) for the conference on Wales in Europe at Wales House, Brussels, July 3-4th2008, PI.

  10. 2007 'Governing and Governance in France'. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). £33,295. Grant no: AH/E000134/1. Evaluation Outstanding. PI.

  11. 2006-2008 'Devolution in Wales Seminar series' HEFCW/Innovation and Engagement funding (£10,000), PI

  12. 2004-2006 'Governing and Governance in France'. British Academy Larger Research Grant of £14,596. Grant no: LRG-37213. PI.

  13. 2001-2003 'Devolution and Decentralisation in Wales and Brittany'. £146,518 awarded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Grant no. L219252007. Evaluation Outstanding. PI.

  14. 2000-2002. 'La gouvernance locale du changement dans les systèmes éducatifs français et anglais'. €5,640 GRALE-GIS grant on the programme 'Inter-Territorialité et Performance Institutionnelle'. With Michèle Breuillard, University of Lille 2. Co-I.

  15. 1999-2000. 'The Governance of Educational Change in England and France'. £5,000 awarded by the Nuffield Foundation. Grant number: SGS/LB/0278. PI.

  16. 1995-96. £14,098 Research Grant awarded by the Leverhulme Trust for the project 'Local Policy Networks in Britain and France'. Grant no:Rf+G/10711. PI.

  17. 1994-96 £81,140 awarded by the ESRC for my project with Dr Peter John (principal investigator) on 'Local Policy Networks in Britain and France'.  Grant no: L311253047. Co.-I.

  18. £3,000 awarded by the Nuffield Foundation for 'François Mitterrand: a Study in Political Leadership'. PI.

Research Grants (Internal)

  1. 2021 Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Transnational and Transdisciplinary Lessons from Covid 19. 100,000 HKD (conference grant).

  2. 2021 HKBU Research Committee. Project no. 165234. Transnational and Transdisciplinary Lessons from Covid 19. 37500 HKD (conference grant).

  3. 2020-2022 HKBU Faculty Niche Research Area: Trust in the Smart City 933000 HKD.

  4. 2016-2018 (IEP, Lyon) 'Fabriquer la Confiance par la Transparence' (Conseil Scientifique, Sciences Po, Lyon, 5000€). PI.

Research Reports

  1. Cole, 'Fabriquer la confiance par la transparence'. Final Report, Sciences Po Lyon, 2018.

  2. Cole, 'Fabriquer la confiance par la transparence'. Final Report, PALSE, University of Lyon, 2017.

  3. Cole, 'Territorial Governance in western Europe between Convergence and Capacity' Leverhulme Trust International Network (2012-109) Final Report November 2015. Report accepted.

  4. Cole, 'Governing and Governance in France'. Final report to the AHRC for AH- E000134/1. August 2007. Evaluation: Outstanding.

  5. Cole, 'Governing and Governance in France'. Final report to British Academy on the Larger Research Grant of £14,596. Grant no: LRG-37213. Report accepted. April 2006.

  6. Cole (principal investigator), J.B. Jones, J. Loughlin and C. Williams 'Devolution and Centralisation in Wales and Brittany'. ESRC grant L215292007. Evaluation: Outstanding. June 2003.

  7. Cole and M. Breuillard, 'La Gouvernance du Changement éducatif en France et en Grande-Bretagne'. Final report for the GRALE-CNRS programme on 'Inter-Territorialité et Performance Institutionnelle' June 2002. Report accepted.

  8. Cole, 'The governance of Education in England and France'. Report presented to the Nuffield Foundation, July 2000. Report accepted.

  9. John. and  A. Cole, 'Local Policy Networks and Intergovernmental Management in Britain and France: Final Report to the ESRC'. 30 April 1996. Report accepted. Evaluation: Good.

  10. Cole, 'Local Policy Networks in France and Britain', Research report. Presented to the Leverhulme Foundation. 28th February 1996. Report accepted.

  11. Cole, ' François Mitterrand: a Political Biography'. Report presented to the Nuffield Foundation, May 1993. Report accepted.