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I am a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and received my PhD from the European University Institute. Before moving to Glasgow, I was an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick and a visiting professor at Duke University.
My research explores the process of policy-making in democracies. In my book "Ideologues, Partisans and Loyalists" (Oxford University Press 2016), I argue that politicians' own ideology and political clout matter for policy. In some of my current projects I investigate the relationship between political and economic inequality, the professionalization of politics, policy coordination and energy and health inequalities.
To read my work visit my personal webpage: https://alexiadou.com/ or my research page on the research gate portal: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Despina_Alexiadou
I have taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses in comparative politics, comparative political economy and public policy, comparative welfare states, and time-series cross section data analysis. At Strathclyde, I am teaching an entry level course on comparative politics (L2108: Politics: Decisionmaking and Outcomes) and a third year course on the theoretical foundations of economic policy in industrialised democracies (L2343: Philosophy of Economic Policy).
European University Institute
Award Date: 12 Dec 2005
Senior Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence for the Politics of Inequality, University of Konstanz1 Oct 2020 → 30 Nov 2020
1/10/20 → 30/11/20
Project: Research Fellowship
1/04/20 → 31/12/21
Alexiadou, D., 27 Mar 2020, The Technocratic Challenge to Democracy. Caramani, D. & Bertsou, E. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon, p. 131-147 17 p. (Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
Data for: "Replication Data for Commitment or Expertise? Technocratic appointments as political responses to economic crises"
Alexiadou, D. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 13 Sep 2018
Replication Data for: "Platforms, Portfolios, Policy: How Audience Costs Affect Social Welfare Policy in Multiparty Cabinets"
Alexiadou, D. (Creator), Harvard Dataverse, 13 Feb 2020
Alexiadou, Despina (Recipient), Jun 2004
Prize: Other distinction
Despina Alexiadou (Speaker)Nov 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Despina Alexiadou (Recipient)2 Apr 2020
Activity: Other activity types › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation