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Jacint Jordana Casajuana

ICREA Acadèmia 2020

Universitat Pompeu Fabra · Social & Behavioural Sciences

Jacint Jordana Casajuana

Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), he is also associate researcher at the Centre of European Studies and Comparative Politics (SciencesPo). Director of the Institut Barelona d'Estudis Interncionals (IBEI). He has been visiting fellow at the Australian National University, Wissenschafts Zentrum Berlin, University of California (San Diego), Copenhagen Business School, and the LM University of Munich. His publications include articles, among others, on regulatory institutions, public policy making, policy networks and global governance. Recently, he has published Linguistic Claims and Political Conflicts (Routledge, 2021, with A. Bianculli and M. Ferrín), and Policy Anaysis in Spain (Policy Press, 2022, edited with L. Chaqués).

Research interests

My research focus on the analysis of how regulatory governance works in the age of globalization. My primary area of research concentrates on examining the characteristics of regulatory agencies (accountability, independence, responsibilities, etc.) across different sectors and countries all over the world, and how these agencies are involved in global governance.

Granting political independence to most of these agencies was a significant move in the political economy of many countries during the 1990s and 2000s, and I am interested to better understand how this institutional model really works in practice years after. Delegation to regulatory agencies in democratic settings has become widespread, but their accountability to diverse audiences turns to be highly critical.   For this reason, I have focused on examining the political and economic context they operate, as a way to find explanations for agencies’ successes and failures, as well as their vulnerabilities.


public policy, Institutions, governance, regulation, collective action

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