Paola Mattei

Visiting Professor (St Antony's College)
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Visiting professor: March 2013

Dr. Paola Mattei, BSc (Georgetown University), M.Phil. (Oxon), PhD (LSE), University Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy and Governing Body Fellow of the European Studies Centre at St Antony’s (elected 2010).

She specialises in European welfare states, social inequalities and Social Europe. Her work has developed a comparative framework to understand the changing forms of welfare democracy in Europe. From 2006 to 2009, she held the T.H. Marshall Fellowship in European Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Department of Social Policy), funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung. Most recently she was teaching on education policy and public governance at the LSE (2009-2010). She was research fellow at the “Transformations of the State” Collaborative Research Centre, Bremen, Germany (2006-2008), where she completed her empirical research project on the transformations of welfare democracy and social citizenship.

Her recent books include Restructuring Welfare Organizations in Europe (Palgrave 2009) and Welfare Governance Reforms and Effects in the Post-Golden Age (Routledge 2010), edited with K. Verhoest. She has published recently on local welfare systems, health care reforms, education policy in West European Politics, Public Administration, Journal of Legislative Studies, Regional and Federal Studies, International Review of Administrative Sciences, and edited books.

Her current research focuses on decentralised social policy and federalism. She is also Principal Investigator of an international European project on welfare democracy, accountability and management in Norway, Denmark and Germany.