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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

Reader in Comparative Policy Studies

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, Co-ordinator of the Comparative and International Policy Analysis Research Programme, and was Head of the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research at the School for Policy Studies from 2007-2012. Her research lies at the intersection of the interdisciplinary fields of urban and transnational studies, and social policy.   Using international comparative, historical and qualitative ethnographic research the emphasis  of her work has been on rescaling cities and states, and on integrating global dynamics within the micro-social relations and everyday life of the city.  The criss-crossing of local and transnational dynamics, institutions and practices, their mediation through the contested politics of space, place and scale,  and the contingent nature of these dynamics and processes have been explored across multiple geographies in East Asia and Europe. 

Dr Kennett is a Reader in Comparative Policy Studies, Co-ordinator of the Comparative and International Policy Analysis Research Patricia has undertaken research, both nationally and internationally, including a recently completed Economic and Social Research Council funded project on `The uneven impact of the economic crisis on cities and households',  comparative analysis  on 'Governance, citizenship and social policy in East Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul and Taiwan' (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). 

Patricia is currently Co-Editor of the ISI ranked international Journal of Social Policy

Member of the Social Policy Association Executive Committee

Editorial Board Member of the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy

Member of the ESRC Peer Review College

Member of the European Science Foundation Pool of Reviewers

Teaching

Governance, Institutions and the Global Political Economy; European Union and Social Policy; Comparative Social Policy in a Globalising World; Social Policy in East Asia; Comparative and International Social Policy.

Keywords

  • Patricia's research lies at the intersection of the interdisciplinary fields of urban and transnational studies
  • and social policy. Using international comparative
  • historical and qualitative ethnographic research the emphasis of her work has been on rescaling cities and states
  • and on integrating global dynamics within the micro-social relations and everyday life of the city. The criss-crossing of local and transnational dynamics
  • institutions and practices
  • their mediation through the contested politics of space
  • place and scale
  • and the contingent nature of these dynamics and processes have been explored across multiple geographies in East Asia and Europe.

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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