|Lecturer in Politics||
C dot Hanretty at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2888
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.
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.
Chris teaches on the second year Comparative Politics and Building Blocks of Political Analysis modules. He also offers a third-year module on Parties, Elections, and Political Competition.
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.
Hanretty, Chris (2013) Haves and Have-Nots before the Law Lords. Political Studies. ISSN 00323217 (In Press)
Hanretty, Chris (2012) The Decisions and Ideal Points of British Law Lords. British Journal of Political Science. pp. 1-3. ISSN 0007-1234
Hanretty, Chris (2012) Dissent in Iberia: The ideal points of justices on the Spanish and Portuguese Constitutional Tribunals. European Journal of Political Research, 51 (5). pp. 671-692.
Hanretty, Chris and Koop, Christel (2012) Shall the law set them free? The formal and actual independence of regulatory agencies. Regulation & Governance. n/a-n/a.
Hanretty, Chris (2011) The concept of pluralism in the Italian public media. Modern Italy, 16 (1). pp. 19-34. ISSN 1353-2944
Hanretty, Chris and Koop, Christel (2011) Measuring the formal independence of regulatory agencies. Journal of European Public Policy. (In Press)
Hanretty, Chris (2010) Explaining the De Facto Independence of Public Broadcasters. British Journal of Political Science, 40 (01). p. 75. ISSN 0007-1234
Renwick, Alan, Hanretty, Chris and Hine, David (2009) Partisan self-interest and electoral reform: The new Italian electoral law of 2005. Electoral Studies, 28 (3). pp. 437-447.
Hanretty, Chris (2007) The Gospel Truths of Italian Media Bias. Comunicazione Politica, 8 (1). pp. 31-48.
Hanretty, Chris (2011) The Governance of Broadcasters in Small Countries. In: Small Among Giants. Television Broadcasting in Smaller Countries. Nordicom. ISBN 978-91-86523-16-9
Hanretty, Chris and Wilson, Alex (2010) The Partito Democratico: A Troubled Beginning. In: Italian Politics: Managing Uncertainty. Berghahn. ISBN 978-0-85745-134-7
Hanretty, Chris (2010) The media between market and politics. In: Italy Today: the Sick Man of Europe. Routledge, pp. 85-98. ISBN 978-0415561594
Hanretty, Chris (2011) Public Broadcasting and Political Interference. Routledge Research in Political Communication . Routledge. ISBN 978-0415665520
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