Department of Political Science


Professor Claudio Radaelli

Professor of Public Policy
(Currently on l
ong leave of absence at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute)

Email: c.radaelli@ucl.ac.uk


I joined the UCL School of Public Policy, Department of Political Science in September 2018. A Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and Natolin, I hold a degree in Economics and Social Sciences (Bocconi University) and a PhD in political science (Florence).

Prior to joining UCL, I was Director of the Centre for European Governance at the University of Exeter (2004-18) and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Bradford. In 2014, I was awarded the annual IdEx Chair at the Centre Emile Durkheim at the University of Bordeaux. I was Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Program Director at the Robert Schuman Centre (2003-04), and Invited Professor at Sciences-Po Paris and Score-University of Stockholm. I was also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen.

I offer teaching every year at the Summer School of European Integration, organised by the University of Agder, Kristiansand, where for four years I was also a faculty member. I am a founding member of Science of Democracy and I sit on the College of the International Public Policy Association.


A political scientist specialising in public policy, my research interests include: the policy process of the European Union; the effects of EU policies on the Member States; the roles and usages of expertise, narratives and ideas in public policy and administration; regulatory reform; and regulatory analysis tools. Methodologically, I draw mostly on qualitative methods, but I have also published quantitative and set-theoretical articles.

I was awarded two advanced grants by the European Research Council. I am completing the second ERC project on Procedural Tools for Effective Governance (Protego). I have published more than 80 articles in refereed political science journals, as well as 55 book chapters.


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