Biography

Chris Hanretty joined UEA in 2010 from the European University Institute. Chris's doctoral thesis, "The Political Independence of Public Service Broadcasters", won the inaugural François Mény Prize for the Best Comparative Study of European Institutions and was subsequently published by Routledge. He has published peer-reviewed articles in the British Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, the European Journal of Political Research, Electoral Studies, and the European Political Science Review. He previously studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, and has worked for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the OSCE. He tweets (@chrishanretty) and blogs (http://www.chrishanretty.co.uk/blog/) regularly.

All Publications

Hanretty, C.

(2015)

The Bulgarian Constitutional Court as an additional legislative chamber

in East European Politics and Societies

UEA Repository

(Article)


Hanretty, C.

(2015)

Comparative determinants of horse-race coverage

in European Political Science Review

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(Article)


Hanretty, C.

(2015)

Media outlets and their moguls: why concentrated individual or family ownership is bad for editorial independence

in European Journal of Communication

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(Article)


Hanretty, C.

(2013)

Haves and Have-Nots before the Law Lords

in Political Studies

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(Article)


Mehta, J. (ed.), Fatas, E., Fletcher, A., Hargreaves-Heap, S., Harker, M., Hanretty, C., Hviid, M., Lyons, B., Mariuzzo, F., Sugden, R., Waddams, C., Zhu, M., Mehta, J.

(2013)

Behavioural Economics in Competition and Consumer Policy

ESRC Centre for Competition Policy

UEA Repository

(Book)


Hanretty, C.

(2012)

Dissent in Iberia: The ideal points of justices on the Spanish and Portuguese Constitutional Tribunals

in European Journal of Political Research

51.

pp. 671-692

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Hanretty, C.

(2012)

The Decisions and Ideal Points of British Law Lords

in British Journal of Political Science

pp. 1-3

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Hanretty, C., Koop, C.

(2012)

Shall the law set them free? The formal and actual independence of regulatory agencies

in Regulation & Governance

pp. n/a-n/a

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Hanretty, C.

(2011)

The Governance of Broadcasters in Small Countries

In: Small Among Giants. Television Broadcasting in Smaller Countries.

Nordicom

ISBN 978-91-86523-16-9

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Hanretty, C.

(2011)

Public Broadcasting and Political Interference

Routledge

ISBN 978-0415665520

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(Book)


Hanretty, C.

(2011)

The concept of pluralism in the Italian public media

in Modern Italy

16.

pp. 19-34

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Hanretty, C., Koop, C.

(2011)

Measuring the formal independence of regulatory agencies

in Journal of European Public Policy

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Hanretty, C., Wilson, A.

(2010)

The Partito Democratico: A Troubled Beginning

In: Italian Politics: Managing Uncertainty.

Berghahn

ISBN 978-0-85745-134-7

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Hanretty, C.

(2010)

Explaining the De Facto Independence of Public Broadcasters

in British Journal of Political Science

40.

pp. 75

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Hanretty, C.

(2010)

The media between market and politics

In: Italy Today: the Sick Man of Europe.

Routledge

pp. 85-98

ISBN 978-0415561594

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Renwick, A., Hanretty, C., Hine, D.

(2009)

Partisan self-interest and electoral reform: The new Italian electoral law of 2005

in Electoral Studies

28.

pp. 437-447

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Hanretty, C.

(2007)

The Gospel Truths of Italian Media Bias

in Comunicazione Politica

8.

pp. 31-48

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Key Research Interests

Chris' research looks at the politics of non-majoritarian institutions, and how institutions can be made more responsive to, or better insulated from, political pressure. Part of that research looks at independent regulators -- organisations like Ofcom or Ofgem -- and examines their design, functioning and effects. A second part of this research looks at courts and judges, examining not only their independence but also the factors which determine judges' behaviour. His research focuses primarily on developments at the national level in European Union member states.

Teaching Interests

Chris teaches on the second year Comparative Politics and Building Blocks of Political Analysis modules. He also teaches qualitative and quantitative methods at MA level.

Chris would be interested in supervising any research involving comparative European politics, and Italian and Scandinavian politics in particular; and any research involving institutional design or party competition.

 

Professional Activities

  • François Mény Prize for the Best Comparative Study of European Institutions. Awarded by the European University Institute. 2010
  • Association for the Study of Modern Italy, Graduate Essay Prize. 2009