Prof Francesca Gains

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  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    Acceptable difference: Diversity, representation and pathways to UK politics

    Durose, C., Richardson, L., Combs, R., Eason, C. & Gains, F., Apr 2013, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 66, 2, p. 246-267 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Can Cameron Capture Women's Votes: the Gendered Impediments to a Conservative Majority in 2015

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., 2014, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 67, 4, p. 767-782 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    Constructing Delivery: Implementation as an Interpretive Process

    Clarke, K. & Gains, F., 2007, In : Critical policy Analysis. 1, 2, p. 133-138 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    David Cameron's 'Problem' with Women: Representing Women in the Coalition Government

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., Oct 2012, In : Political Quarterly. 83, 4, p. 718-725 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Delivering 'public value': Implications for accountability and legitimacy

    Gains, F. & Stoker, G., Jul 2009, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 62, 3, p. 438-455 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Elite ethnographies: Potential, pitfalls and prospects for getting 'up close and personal'

    Gains, F., Mar 2011, In : Public Administration. 89, 1, p. 156-166 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Engendering Politics and Policy: The Case of New Labour

    Annesley, C., Gains, F. & Rummery, K., 2010, In : POLICY AND POLITICS. 38, 3, p. 389-406 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Executive agencies in government: The impact of bureaucratic networks on policy outcomes

    Gains, F., Jan 2003, In : Journal of Public Policy. 23, 1, p. 55-79 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Gender equality policy despite the recession: Only with pressure from outside Governmnet

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., 10 May 2012, In : British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Gender, Actors and Institutions at the Local Level: Explaining Variation in Policies to Address Violence against Women and Girls

    Gains, F. & Lowndes, V., 2017, In : Governance. 31, 4, p. 683-699 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Gendering Executive Attention: The Impact of Women's Representation

    Annesley, C., Engeli, I. & Gains, F., 2012, In : Perspectives on Europe.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    'Hardware, software or network connection?' Theorizing crisis in the UK next steps agencies

    Gains, F., 2004, In : Public Administration. 82, 3, p. 547-566 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published
  15. Published

    Ideas into policy: Governance and governmentality

    Bevir, M. & Gains, F., Oct 2011, In : Policy & Politics. 39, 4, p. 451-456 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Implementing privatization policies in 'Next Steps' agencies

    Gains, F., 1999, In : Public Administration. 77, 4, p. 713-730 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Investigating the Economic Determinants of the UK Gender Equality Policy Agenda

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., 10 Jan 2013, In : British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 15, 1, p. 125-146 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Local political management: A progress report after two years

    Gains, F., Greasley, S. & Stoker, G., Jun 2004, In : New Economy. 11, 2, p. 84-89 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Metro Mayors: devolution, democracy and the importance of getting the ‘devo-manc’ design right

    Gains, F., 2 Oct 2015, In : Representation. 51, 4, p. 425-437 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Narratives and dilemmas of local bureaucratic elites: Whitehall at the coal face?

    Gains, F., 2009, In : Public Administration. 87, 1, p. 50-64 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Path dependency and the reform of English local government

    Gains, F., John, P. C. & Stoker, G., 2005, In : Public Administration. 83, 1, p. 25-45 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Policy Advocacy in Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Performance on Gendering Executive Attention

    Annesley, C., Engeli, I., Gains, F. & Resodihardjo, S. L., 2014, In : West European Politics. 37, 5, p. 886-902 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Scrutinizing local public service provision

    Coleman, A., Gains, F., Boyd, A., Bradshaw, D., Johnson, C. & Talbot, C., Sep 2009, In : Public Money and Management. 29, 5, p. 299-306 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Special advisers and the transmission of ideas from the policy primeval soup

    Gains, F. & Stoker, G., Oct 2011, In : Policy & Politics. 39, 4, p. 485-498 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Surveying the Landscape of Modernisation: Executive Agencies under New Labour.

    Gains, F., 2003, In : Public Policy and Administration. 18, 2, p. 4-20 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    The Core Executive: Gender, Power and Change

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., Dec 2010, In : Political Studies. 58, 5, p. 909-929 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    The Profile of Gender Equality Issue Attention in Western Europe

    Annesley, C., Engeli, I. & Gains, F., Apr 2015, In : European Journal of Political Research. 54, 3, p. 525-542 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    What did the coalition government do for women? An analysis of gender equality policy agendas in the UK 2010–2015

    Sanders, A., Annesley, C. & Gains, F., 2019, In : British Politics. p. 1-19 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    What do bureaucrats like doing? Bureaucratic preferences in response to institutional reform

    Gains, F. & John, P., May 2010, In : Public Administration Review. 70, 3, p. 455-463 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Published

    When do bureaucrats prefer strong political principals? Institutional reform and bureaucratic preferences in English local government

    Gains, F., John, P. & Stoker, G., 2008, In : British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 10, 4, p. 649-665 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Chapter › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  32. Published

    Adapting the agency concept: Variations within the 'Next Steps

    Gains, F., Pollit, C. (ed.), Talbot, C. (ed.) & X., U. (ed.), 2003, Unbundled Government: A critical analysis of the Global Trend to Agencies, Quangos and Contractualisation. Pollitt, C. & Talbot, C. (eds.). London: Routledge, 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  33. Published

    Engendering the Machinery of Governance

    Gains, F., Durose, C., Annesley, C. (ed.) & Rummery, K. (ed.), 2007, Women and New Labour: Engendering Politics and Policy. Policy Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  34. Published

    Feminising politics and policy: the impact of New Labour

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., 2007, Women and New Labour: Engendering Politics and Policy?. Annesley, C., Gains, F. & Rummery, K. (eds.). Bristol: Policy Press, p. 3-26 24 p. 1

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  35. Published

    Feminising Politics and Policy: The Impact of New Labour

    Gains, F., Annesley, B. & Rummery, K. (ed.), 2007, Women and New Labour: Engendering Politics and Policy. Policy Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  36. Published

    Mind the Gap: Bridging the Gender Divide

    Gains, F., Rummery, K., Annesley, C., Talbot, C. (ed.) & Baker, M. (ed.), 2007, The Green Comprehensive Spending Review 2007. Manchester: Manchester University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  37. Published

    Modernising English Local Government: Voice, Loyalty and Exit In the Demise of the English Committee System

    Gains, F., 2006, Reform in Europe: Breaking the Barriers in Government. Heyse, L., Resodiharjdo, S., Lantink, T. & Lettinga, B. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing , p. 127-138 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  38. Published

    New Labour: Towards an engendered politics and policy?

    Gains, F., Annesley, C. & Rummery, K., 2007, Women and New Labour: Engendering Politics and Policy. Policy Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  39. Published

    Performance, Party, Partnership or Public: Finding a focus for political leadership

    Gains, F., Weller, P. (ed.) & Kock, R. (ed.), 2007, Pubic Governance and Leadership. Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitätsverlag, p. 295-316 321 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  40. Published

    The local bureaucrat: A block to reform or a key to unlocking change?

    Gains, F., Stoker, G. (ed.) & Wilson, D. (ed.), 2004, British Local Government into the 21st Century. Stoker, G. & Wilson, D. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 91-104

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  41. Chapter › Research › Peer-reviewed
  42. Published

    Gender and Regulatory Impact Assessment

    Gains, F., 2016, Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment. Dunlop, C. & Radaeilli, C. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, p. 142-154 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  43. Published

    Observational Analysis

    Gains, F., 2014, Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership. Rhodes, R. A. W. & t'Hart, P. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 281-295 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  44. Conference contribution › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  45. Published

    Comparison of Arrangements for Exporting Benefits Relating to Age, Disability and Widowhood in Twelve OECD Countries

    Gains, F. & Bolderson, H., 1993, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  46. Published

    Embedding Reforms: Understanding Change in English Local Government from an Actor Perspective

    Gains, F., Sep 2005, European Group of Public Administration.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  47. Published

    Embedding Successful Reforms: The Design Implications of Ackowledging Affective Responses in Political Agency

    Gains, F., May 2005, Reform Miracles Conference.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  48. Published

    Examining Resources and Constraints in Policy Making

    Gains, F., 1998, Contemporary Political Studies, Vol 1, Proceedings of the Annual Conference held at the University of Keele, April 7 9 1998, PSA.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  49. Published

    Exploring Agency: Affective and Cognitive Responses to Political Management Change

    Gains, F., 2004, Paper presented PSA 6 8th April 2004.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  50. Published

    Feminising Politics and Policy: The Impact of New Labour

    Gains, F. & Annesley, C., Feb 2006, UK PSA Women and Politics Annual Conference.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  51. Published

    Hardware, Software or network connection? Crisis Catalyst and crisis response in the UK child Support Agency and Prison Service Agency

    Gains, F., Jun 2002, host publication. Leiden University 7-8 Jun02

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  52. Published

    Institutional design and the bureaucracy: the attitudes of local bureaucrats to political reform

    Gains, F., John, P. & Stoker, G., 2004, Paper presented at the Public Administration Committee Seminar 24 May 2004.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  53. Published

    Interpreting Local bureaucrats

    Gains, F., 2007, PSA Bath.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  54. Published

    Surveying the Landscape of Modernisation: Executive Agencies under New Labour

    Gains, F., 2003, Paper presented at the Public Administration Committee Conference, York University, Sept 2003.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  55. Published

    The Agency Story: contrasting narratives of modernisation

    Gains, F., 2003, paper presented at the PSA, Leicester, 15-17 April 2003.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  56. Published

    The Challenge of Institutional Re-Design: Changing the Political Management Structures of English Local Government

    Gains, F., Stoker, G., John, P. & Rao, N., 2003, Paper presented at the PSA conference, Leicester 15 - 17 April 2003.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  57. Published

    The Impact of Political Leadership on Organisational Performance and Place Shaping: Evidence from English Local Government

    Gains, F., Greasley, S., John, P. C. & Stoker, G., 2007, PSA Bath.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  58. Published

    The profile of gender equality issue attention in Western Europe

    Annesley, C., Engeli, I. & Gains, F., 2011, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  59. Conference contribution › Research › Peer-reviewed
  60. Published

    Bureaucratic decision making and institutional reform

    Gains, F. & John, P. C., Aug 2007, APSA.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  61. Published

    Gender Equality Policy Advocacy in Hard Times

    Annesle, C., Engeli, I., Gains, F. & Resodihardjo, S., Sep 2010, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  62. Published

    Gendering Outcomes in Public Policy: Opportunities and constraints in the Case of New Labour

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., Jan 2009, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  63. Published

    On the seperation of powers in English, German, Italien and Dutch local government: A view from the back benches

    Schaap, L., Gissendanner, S., Gains, F., Gianoli, A., Kersting, N. & Ringeling, A., Mar 2010, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  64. Published

    The Economic Determinants of Gender Policy Change

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., Sep 2009, host publication. APSA

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  65. Published

    The Pace and Profile of Gender Policy Change in Europe

    Annesley, C., Engeli, I. & Gains, F., 2011, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  66. Published

    What are the determinants of gender equality policy? Testing competing claims in three European democracies

    Annesley, C., Engeli, I., Gains, F. & Resodihardjo, S., 2010, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  67. Other contribution › Research › Not peer-reviewed
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  69. Published

    Democracy and devolution: An agenda for the Greater Manchester Mayor

    Gains, F., 2016, policy@manchester.

    Research output: Other contribution

  70. Published

    General election 2017: Making the astonishing explicable

    Gains, F., 9 Jun 2017, policy@manchester.

    Research output: Other contribution

  71. Published

    General election 2017 - Is gender still on the agenda? How parties appeal to women voters

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., 31 May 2017, policy@manchester.

    Research output: Other contribution

  72. Published

    Metro Mayors - the work begins

    Gains, F. & Ward, K., 16 May 2017, policy@manchester.

    Research output: Other contribution

  73. Published

    Neither Unified, Nor Uniform – So What Civil Service for the Twenty-First Century?

    Gains, F. & Richards, D., 26 Jan 2015, policy@manchester.

    Research output: Other contribution

  74. Published

    Police and Crime Commissioners: The Current Limits of Online Accountability

    Gains, F. & Lowndes, V., 2015, Committee on Standards in Public Life.

    Research output: Other contribution

  75. Published

    Regional crime Tzars face their first real test: but where are the women?

    Gains, F., 4 May 2016, policy@manchester.

    Research output: Other contribution

  76. Published

    The Conservative's failure to prioritise gender equality could cost them dear at the next general election

    Gains, F. & Annesley, C., 2014, Democratic Audit Blog.

    Research output: Other contribution

  77. Published

    The future of the metro mayors - all eyes on Greater Manchester

    Gains, F., 25 Jun 2015, policy@manchester.

    Research output: Other contribution

  78. Published

    The Implementation of New Council Constitutions in Alternative Arrangement Authorities

    Gains, F., Jul 2004, 24 p. London : ODPM .

    Research output: Other contribution

  79. Published

    The Making of the Greater Manchester Mayor: What next?

    Gains, F., 26 Feb 2015

    Research output: Other contribution

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    What can devo do for women?

    Gains, F., 6 Mar 2017, policy@manchester.

    Research output: Other contribution

  82. Published

    Whistling in the dark: The Conservative’s strategy for winning women’s votes is optimistic and directionless

    Gains, F. & Annesley, C., Sep 2013, British Politics and Policy at LSE.

    Research output: Other contribution

  83. Other contribution › Research › Peer-reviewed
  84. Published

    A reshuffle for women? Welcome, but underwhelming

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., 2014, British Politics and Policy at LSE.

    Research output: Other contribution

  85. Published

    Can Cameron Capture Women's Votes?

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., 1 Oct 2014, Oxford University Press.

    Research output: Other contribution

  86. Published

    Females to the fore in reshuffle – but women’s policy input may remain limited

    Gains, F. & Annesley, C., 7 Oct 2013

    Research output: Other contribution

  87. Published

    Police and Crime Commissioners – Lessons for Devolution

    Gains, F. & Lowndes, V., 2 Dec 2014, policy@manchester.

    Research output: Other contribution

  88. Published

    Police and Crime Commissioners – Two years on

    Gains, F. & Lowndes, V., 24 Nov 2014, University of Nottingham.

    Research output: Other contribution

  89. Published

    The problem is not with women but with the political parties

    Gains, F., 28 Feb 2013

    Research output: Other contribution

  90. Published

    The women to watch - #GE2015 - undecided voters

    Gains, F., 6 May 2015

    Research output: Other contribution

  91. Published

    Winning women's votes: What's on offer #GE2015

    Annesley, C. & Gains, F., 15 Apr 2015

    Research output: Other contribution

  92. Book › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  93. Published

    Ideas into policy: Governance and governmentality

    Bevir, M. (ed.) & Gains, F. (ed.), Oct 2011, Bristol: Policy and Politics. 5 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  94. Book › Research › Peer-reviewed
  95. Published

    Women and New Labour: Engendering Politics and Policy

    Annesley, C. (ed.), Gains, F. (ed.) & Rummery, K. (ed.), 2007, Policy Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  96. Commissioned report › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  97. Published

    An Evaluation of the UK’s Experience of the Exchange and Information Activities within HELIOS II, Final Report for the Department of Health

    Gains, F., Bolderson, H., Youll, P. & Tarpey, M., 1997, Brunel University London. 70 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  98. Published

    Crossing National Frontiers: An Examination of the Arrangements for Exporting Social Security Benefits in Twelve OECD Countries

    Bolderson, H. & Gains, F., 1993, London: Office of Public Sector Information. 113 p. ( Research report (Great Britain. Department of Social Security); no. 23)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  99. Published

    Diversity under New Council Constitutions

    Gains, F., Stoker, G., John, P., Rao, N. & Harding, A., 1 Jan 2003, London: ODPM . 19 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  100. Published

    Does Leadership Matter? A summary of evidence on the role and impact of political leadership in English local government

    Gains, F., Greasley, S., John, P. & Stoker, G., 20 Jun 2007, London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. 48 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  101. Published

    Early Outcomes and Impacts: Qualitative Research Findings from the ELG Evaluation of New Council Constitutions

    Gains, F., 1 Oct 2006, London: DCLG and www.elgnce.org.uk. 27 p. (DCLG)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  102. Published

    Implementing the 2000 Act with respect to New Council Constitutions and the Ethical Framework: First Report and Executive Summary

    Gains, F., Stoker, G., Harding, A., John, P. & Rao, N., 1 Jun 2003, London: ODPM . 96 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  103. Published

    Improving the Representativeness of Councillors: Learning from Five High Performing Local Authorities in England

    John, P., Gains, F., Goodwin, M., Richardson, L., Rao, N. & Evans, E., 2007, London: DCLG. 52 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  104. Published

    Leadership in Local Government: A Review of the Key Issues

    Gains, F. & John, P. C., 1 Jun 2006, Scottish Executive. (Scottish Executive)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  105. Published

    Measuring the Outcomes and Impacts of the New Council Constitutions: A Final Evaluation Framework

    Gains, F., Stoker, G., Greasley, S. & John, P. C., 1 Jun 2006, London: ODPM . 22 p. (ODPM)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  106. Published

    Measuring the Outcomes and Impacts of the New Council Constitutions: Developing an Evaluation Framework

    Stoker, G., Gains, F., Greasley, S. & John, P., 1 Jan 2005, ODPM . 22 p. (ODPM)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  107. Published

    New Council Constitutions: Summary of Research Evidence on New Council Constitutions on Local Government

    Gains, F., Greasley, S. & Stoker, G., 1 Jun 2004, ODPM . 24 p. (ODPM)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  108. Published

    New Council Constitutions four years on: Findings from the 2006 ELG Census Survey

    Gains, F., Greasley, S., John, P. & Stoker, G., 2007, London: CLG and www.elgnce.org.uk. 49 p. (CLG)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  109. Published

    New Council constitutions in Alternative Arrangement Authorities

    Gains, F., 4 Apr 2004, ODPM .

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  110. Published

    New Council Constitutions: A Summary of Research Findings

    Gains, F., 1 Oct 2006, London: DCLG and www.elgnce.org.uk. 16 p. (DCLG)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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