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Mark Thatcher


Mark Thatcher obtained First Class honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford and then qualified as a Barrister in London. Thereafter he returned to Oxford, going to Nuffield College, where he was awarded his doctorate. After teaching at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, he went to the London School of Economics, where he became full Professor of Comparative and International Politics in 2008. He has also been visiting professor at Sciences Po, Paris and a Fellow of the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute.

His research interests lie in comparative public policy and regulation in Europe. At Luiss, he is focused on comparative policies towards cultural heritage, both in countries such as England, France and Italy, and also at the EU level. He is interested in different forms of cultural heritage- from historic buildings to the protection of traditional food and wine. He sees cultural heritage as being not only linked to issues of identity and beauty but also being part of important markets and affecting economic and urban development.

In addition, he works on the governance of markets. He has examined EU competition policy as well as the creation and development of EU agencies and networks. At the national level, he has examined the establishment and role of independent regulatory agencies in European countries, especially in network industries. He has also worked on Western policies towards sovereign wealth fund investments.

Pubblicazioni principali (ultimi 10 anni)

  • Thatcher, Mark; Saurugger, Sabine (2019). Constructing the EU’s political identity in policy making. COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS, p. 461-476. ISSN 1472-4790.
  • THATCHER, MARK (2019). Direct and market governance paths for the creation of an EU political identity: cultural heritage policy. COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS (ONLINE), p. 585-602. ISSN 1740-388X.
  • Braunstein, Juergen; Thatcher, Mark (2019). Réseau, in Laurie Boussaguet, Sophie Jacquot, Pauline Ravinet edited by Dictionnaire des poltiques publiques. Sciences Po Les Presses (Presses de la Fondation nationale des sciences politiques). p. 547-554. ISBN: 978-2-7246-2511-0.
  • Saurugger, Sabine; Thatcher, Mark (2019). EU political identity, integration and top-down analyses: a reply to Neil Fligstein. COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS, p. 624-630. ISSN 1472-4790.
  • THATCHER, MARK (2018). Introduction: The state and historic buildings: preserving 'the national past'. NATIONS AND NATIONALISM, p. 22-42. ISSN 1354-5078.
  • THATCHER, MARK (2018). State production of cultural nationalism: political leaders and preservation policies for historic buildings in France and Italy. NATIONS AND NATIONALISM, p. 64-87. ISSN 1354-5078.
  • Thatcher, Mark edited by (2018). Themed Section on The State and Historic Buildings: Preserving 'The National Past'. John Wiley & Sons, p. 22-147.
  • Thatcher, Mark; Vlandas, Tim (2016). Overseas state outsiders as new sources of patient capital: government policies to welcome sovereign wealth fund investment in France and Germany. SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW, p. 647-668. ISSN 1475-1461.
  • Thatcher, Mark; Braunstein, Jeurgen (2015). Issue Networks: Iron Triangles, Subgovernments, Policy Communities, Policy Networks, in Bertrand Badie; Dirk Berg-Schlosser; Leonardo Morlino edited by International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition). Elsevier. p. 769-773. ISBN: 978-0-08-097087-5.
  • Schmidt, Vivien A.; Thatcher, Mark (2014). Why are neoliberal ideas so resilient in Europe's political economy?. CRITICAL POLICY STUDIES, p. 340-347. ISSN 1946-0171.
  • Thatcher, Mark (2014). European Commission merger control: combining competition and the creation of larger European firms. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH, p. 443-464. ISSN 1475-6765.
  • Thatcher, Mark (2014). From old to new industrial policy via economic regulation. RIVISTA DELLA REGOLAZIONE DEI MERCATI, p. 6-22. ISSN 2284-2934.
  • Schmidt, Vivien A.; Thatcher, Mark edited by (2013). Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy. Cambridge University Press, p. 1-449. ISBN: 9781139857086.
  • Thatcher, Mark (2011). The creation of European regulatory agencies and its limits: a comparative analysis of European delegation. JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN PUBLIC POLICY, p. 790-809. ISSN 1466-4429.
  • Thatcher, Mark (2010). Réseaux (Policy Network), in Laurie Boussaguet; Sophie Jacquot; Pauline Ravinet edited by Dictionnaire des Politiques Publiques. Les Presses de Science Po. p. 569-576. ISBN: 9782724611755.