Jacobs, B. (2000). Strategy and partnership in cities and regions: Economic development and urban regeneration in Pittsburgh, Birmingham and Rotterdam. Houndmills: Macmillan.
Jacobs, B.D. (1992). Fractured cities: Capitalism, empowerment and community in Britain and America. London: Routledge.
Jacobs, B.D. (1988). Racism in Britain. London: Christopher Helm.
Jacobs, B.D. (1986, reprinted 2009). Black politics and urban crisis in Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Boin, A., Comfort, L. and Jacobs, B. (Eds.), (2011, forthcoming), Megacrises. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas.
Jacobs, B. D., & Walzer, N. (Eds.) (1998). Public-private partnerships for local economic development. Westport: Praeger.
Editor of special editions
Jacobs, B. (2005). Editorial Introduction - Urban vulnerability: Public management in a changing world. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 13(2), 39-43.
Jacobs, B.D. (Ed.) (1997). Urban crisis: Complexity and risk – an editorial statement. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 5(3), 127-130.
Jacobs, B. (2009) Developing performance management in a Local Strategic Partnership: Context and critical issues. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 22 (5), 432- 444
Jacobs, B. (2009). Mega-cities under adversity: Ideology, governance, and risk. Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Magazine National Safety and Security and Crisis Management, October, 28-29.
Jacobs, B. & Suckling, S. (2007). Assessing customer focus using the EFQM Excellence Model: A local government case. The TQM Magazine, 19(4), 368-378.
Jacobs, B. (2004). Using Soft Systems Methodology for performance improvement and organizational change in the English National Health Service. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 12(4), 138-149.
Jacobs, B., Mulroy, S., & Sime, C. (2002). Theories of change and community involvement in North Staffordshire Health Action Zone. In K. Judge (Ed.), Learning form Health Action Zones (pp. 126-132). Chichester: Aeneas.
Jacobs, B. (2001). Crisis in the Metropolitan Police: The Stephen Lawrence case. In U. Rosenthal, L. Comfort & A. Boin (Eds.), From crises to contingencies: A global perspective (pp. 74-88). Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas.
Jacobs, B. D. (2001). Community sociology. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baites (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences Volume 4 (pp. 2383-2387). Paris: Pergamon.
Jacobs, B. D. (2000). Partnerships in Pittsburgh: The evaluation of complex local initiatives. In S. P. Osborne (Ed.), Managing public-private partnerships for public services: An international perspective (pp. 219-234). London: Routledge.
Jacobs, B. D., & Dutton, C. (2000). Community issues in urban regeneration. In P. Roberts & H. Sykes (Eds.) Urban regeneration (pp.109-128). London: SAGE with the British Urban Regeneration Association.