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Professor Patricia Kennett

Professor Patricia Kennett

Professor Patricia Kennett
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Bristol)

Professor of International and Comparative Public Policy

Office Room 2.7, 10 Woodland Road
Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5583

Research summary

Comparative and international social and public policy; cities and social change; governance and the global political economy.

Research projects



  • 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 ...

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Patricia is Professor of Comparative and International Policy Studies and is Director of Education in the  School for Policy Studies. She was Director of Research from 2015 to 2017 and Head of the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research from 2007-2012.  She is currently co-ordinator of the Transnational and International Comparative Analysis Faculty Research Cluster. Her research lies at the intersection of the interdisciplinary fields of urban studies, comparative political economy 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 ...

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