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Dr Patricia Kennett

Dr Patricia Kennett

Dr Patricia Kennett
BSc, PhD(Bristol)

Reader in School for Policy Studies

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Summary

Research projects

Current

Completed

  • Global Policy Paradigms and Gender Justice (Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Bristol) (2013)
  • Governance, citizenship and social policy in East Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei  (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) (2010)
  • A comparative study of women's material assets in Japan and Britain  (Institute for Household Economy, Tokyo, Japan) (2005)
  • Centre for Neighbourhood Research  (Economic and Social Research Council) (2005)
  • Cohesive Neighbourhoods and Connected Citizens In European Societies (European Science Foundation) (2003)
  • EU's sixth framework programme: Financial support developing a research proposal (2002) (European Union)
  • Restructuring of the Home Ownership System: Japan-UK comparison. (Japan Housing Research Foundation) (2002)
  • Economic Instability and the Housing Market in Japan (British Academy) (1999)
  • Precariousness of Everyday Life: Homelessness in Tokyo (Japan Endowment Committee Foundation) (1999)

 

Biography

Dr Kennett is a Reader in Comparative Policy Studies and the Head of the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research at the School for Policy Studies. Since joining the University of Bristol in 1993 she has undertaken research, both nationally and internationally, on issues relating to globalisation, governance and public policy; citizenship and the welfare state in comparative perspective; homelessness and social exclusion; housing and urban governance.  Recent research projects include 'Governance, citizenship and social policy in East Asia' (funded by the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong), and 'Cohesive Neighbourhoods and Connected Citizens in European Societies' (funded by the European Science Foundation).  Her teaching activities have included the development of units on Governance, Institutions and the Global Political Economy; as well as on comparative, cross-national and international social policy with a particular focus on Europe and East Asia.  She is currently working on a co-authored book (with Lendvai and Perez) Comparative Social Policy and Human Security: Welfare Systems in a Global Age (Edward Elgar) and an edited collection (with Chan, Kam Wah) Women and Housing: An International Analysis (Routledge).

Teaching

Patricia has developed a number of units on comparative, cross national and international social policy with a particular focus on Europe and East Asia. Patricia is particularly interested in the nature and processes of globalisation, governance and the policy process and the implications for the welfare systems in different national contexts.

Keywords

  • Patricia’s current work includes research on differentiated citizenship and the politics of the post-fordist city in European societies; and economic insecurity and homeownership in cross-national perspective. She is also interested in the relationship between globalisation
  • governance and public policy and the challenges and opportunities this presents for cross-national
  • comparative analysis.

Expertise

Since joining Bristol University in 1993 I have undertaken research, both nationally and internationally, on issues relating to; Governance and public policy; the welfare state citizenship in comparative perspective; homelessness and social exclusion; housing ? including the resale of former council homes; attitudes to home ownership and the problems of negative equity; and illegal eviction in the private rented sector. Current projects include `Women and Material Assets in Britain and Japan?, funded by The Institute for Household Economy, Japan, and `Cohesive Neighbourhoods and Connected Citizens in European Societies? funded by the European Science Foundation. My current work includes research on differentiated citizenship and the politics of the post-fordist city in European societies; and economic insecurity and homeownership in cross-national perspective. I am also interested in the relationship between globalization, governance and public policy and the challenges and opportunities this presents for cross-national, comparative analysis.

  • Governance and public policy
  • welfare state citizenship
  • homelessness
  • social exclusion
  • home ownership
  • negative equity
  • economic insecurity
  • Recent publications

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