Articles by Despina Alexiadou

11 2021

To understand your government’s welfare policies, look at its ministers' backgrounds

Despina Alexiadou
Using a test case of social welfare policy, Despina Alexiadou argues that if we want to understand the policy choices of different governments, we should start by analysing the social class composition of its ministers
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Despina Alexiadou
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde

Despina received her PhD from the European University Institute.

Her research explores the process of policy-making in democracies, the policy effects of descriptive representation, the role of technocrats in policymaking, the relationship between political and economic inequality, and the role of policy coordination in energy and health inequalities, among others.

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