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 Claudio M. Radaelli is Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, University   College London. Previously, he was Anniversary Chair in Politics at the University of Exeter (2004-2018), where he directed the   interdisciplinary Centre for European Governance. A specialist on the European Union, Claudio was awarded his first European   Research Council advanced grant on Analysis of Learning in Regulatory Governance for the period in 2009 and a second ERC   advanced grant on Procedural Tools for Effective Governance covering the years 2016-2020. Claudio has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has authored and edited 18 volumes and special issues. He has supervised several dissertations in political science and comparative public policy at the University of Exeter and at the University of Agder in Norway, and has acted as external examiner for PhD dissertations in France, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the EUI in Florence and the USA. His latest co-edited book, with C. Dunlop and P. Trein is Learning in Public Policy, 2018, Palgrave. Claudio is editor in chief of the International Review of Public Policy and was co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research.



 Eva Thomann is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Exeter. Previously, she has held research positions at the University of Bern, the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, the University of Heidelberg, and the European University Institute in Florence. She completed her PhD in Public Administration at the University of Bern in 2015 and has worked in policy consultancy from 2009-2015. Eva Thomann specializes in public policy and public administration. Her research interests include policy implementation, Europeanization, behavioral public policy and administration, and case-oriented and set-theoretic methodology. Empirically, she has mainly worked on public health, food safety, migrant and welfare policy. In addition to her monograph “Customized implementation of European Union food safety policy: United in diversity?” (Palgrave, 2019), her research appeared in renowned international peer-reviewed journals including the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Policy Studies Journal, Sociological Methods & Research, Governance, the Journal of Public Policy, and Public Administration. She is a member of the steering committee of the COMPArative Methods for Systematic cross-caSe analysis (COMPASSS) network, co-chair of the Permanent Study Group on Public Policy of the European Group for Public Administration, and she teaches set-theoretic methods at various international method schools. For more information please visit Eva’s personal website




 Philippe Zittoun is research Professor of political science at the LAET-ENTPE of the University of Lyon and the General Secretary of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). He is co-editor of the International Series on Public Policy for Palgrave-McMillan and serves on the Editorial board of many scientific journals (Critical Policy Studies, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Policy Studies Journal, Policy and Society, Policy Research Journal, etc.). He has been a visiting Professor at Yale University and has given lectures in different universities around the World. He has published 7 books and a large number of articles. His most recent books include "The Political Process of Policymaking, a pragmatic approach to public policy" (Palgrave 2014), "The Contemporary Approaches to Public Policy: Theories, Controversies, and Perspectives (Palgrave, 2016) (with Guy Peters), and Policy Analysis in France (Policy Press, 2018). His studies focus on a constructivist and pragmatist approach to policymaking.




 Paolo Graziano teaches Political Science, Comparative Politics, and Public Policy Analysis at the University of Padua and is Part-Time Professor (3/2019-2/2021) at the European University Institute. He has held visiting positions at a number of universities, including - among others – Cornell University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Sciences Po Paris, University of Melbourne, University of Washington at Seattle, European University Institute, University of Roskilde, University of Amsterdam, University of California at Berkeley. He is co-editor of Governance (2018- ) and President of the APSA Conference Group on Italian Politics (CONGRIPS, 2018-2019). He has published several authored and edited volumes and journal special issues. His most recent authored book in English is Europeanization and Policy Change. Italy in Comparative Perspective (Routledge, 2013). He has also co-edited a book on The EU and the Domestic Politics of Welfare State Reforms: Europa, Europae (with S. Jacquot and B. Palier, Palgrave, 2011). A Special Issue (edited with Manuela Caiani) of West European Politics on “Varieties of Populism in Europe in Times of Crises” (42/6, 2019) has just been published.

 His work on Europeanization, European public policy, social movements and populist parties has appeared in the following journals (among others): Governance, European Journal for Political Research, West European Politics, Public Management Review, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Social Policy, International Political Science Review, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Comparative European Politics, Mediterranean Politics, Italian Political Science Review, Social Policy and Administration, European Societies, International Journal of Social Welfare, Global Social Policy, Regional & Federal Studies, Journal of Consumer Culture. For more information, you can consult his Google Scholar Profile on




 Michael D. Jones is an Associate Professor at Oregon State's School of Public Policy and the Editor-in-Chief for the Policy Studies Journal. He received his PhD in Political Science in 2010 from the University of Oklahoma and holds an MA and BS in Political Science, both from Idaho State University.  After finishing his PhD he did a 2-year post doc at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.  His research focuses on the role and influence of narrative in public policy processes, outcomes, and science communication.  Recent publications have appeared in prestigious journals such as Critical Policy Studies, the Policy Studies Journal, Political Psychology, and Social Science Quarterly, among others.



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