Welcome to EUROPP – European Politics and Policy
EUROPP’s central mission is to increase the public understanding of social science in the contexts of European governance and policy making, both at the European Union level and at the level of countries across Europe and within its neighbourhood. Our focus is broad-based and multidisciplinary, covering European governance, economics, politics, culture and society,both at the European Union and national levels.
We seek to contribute to a better informed public debate, to facilitate the sharing and exchange of knowledge between experts within and outside universities, and to broaden access to the full richness of contemporary academic research so as to increase its perception and impact.
Although we draw in the first instance on the community of academics and researchers at the London School of Economics, and we actively seek contributions across the disciplines from the full range of European universities and from overseas academics working on European issues.
EUROPP’s role is also to foster knowledge exchange. We seek to bring academic insights to policy-makers and citizens. But we also endeavour to bring to academic and wider attention the research and evidence generated by NGOs, pressure groups and a wide range of organisations researching on European politics and policy themes. We encourage the submission of material that can improve the evidence base for public debate on any aspect of European politics and policy.
We have no editorial ‘line’ except a commitment to communicating social science research and commentary in ways that enhance public debate and understanding.
EUROPP’S Editorial Team
The blog is run by members of the LSE Public Policy Group (PPG), which is part of the LSE Department of Government. See Our blog family for more information.
EUROPP – European Politics and Policy Blog Team
The EUROPP blog is run by members of the LSE Public Policy Group (PPG), which is part of the LSE Department of Government. See Our blog family for more information.
Sara Hagemann is EUROPP’s Academic Editor. She is a Lecturer in EU Politics at the LSE’s European Institute. Sara joined LSE in September 2009 after having worked as Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels. Before then Sara was a Research Fellow at Centre for European Policy Studies, also in Brussels, and worked in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sara received her PhD in Political Science (EU Politics) from LSE’s Government Department in 2006. Email: Europpblog@lse.ac.uk
Our general editor is Professor Patrick Dunleavy. Patrick is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he has worked since 1979. He has authored and edited numerous books on political science theory, British politics and urban politics, as well as more than 50 articles in professional journals. He is Chair of the PPG. Email: Europpblog@lse.ac.uk
Chris Gilson is the Managing Editor of EUROPP. he joined the LSE PPG in December 2007 as Editor/Researcher and has worked on the long-standing hot review contract with the National Audit Office, review work for the European Court of Auditors, and as the Managing Editor of the British Politics and Policy at LSE blog,He has a undergraduate and a Masters degree in Geography, and a postgraduate diploma in Strategic Management, all from the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Email: Europpblog@lse.ac.uk.
Stuart A Brown is the Assistant Editor for EUROPP. Stuart joined the Public Policy Group in July 2012 to carry out review work for the European Court of Auditors. Before joining the LSE PPG he completed his PhD at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, on European executive agencies and delegation within the EU’s institutional framework. His research interests include economic integration, regulatory processes and EU agencies. Email: Europpblog@lse.ac.uk.
Contact the team
You can contact the team by emailing us at Europpblog@lse.ac.uk. We endeavour to respond to all emails within 48 hours, but during busy weeks we may take a little longer.
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The European Politics and Policy at LSE blog team gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the HEIF5 programme run by LSE Knowledge Exchange.