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Rui Branco

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Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Studies, Nova University of Lisbon. His research interests center on comparative state formation, civil society and social policy. His more recent work has focused on civil society and democratization in new democracies, social policy and welfare civil society in Southern Europe, and fiscal welfare and inequality in Portugal.

Research Fields:

Government (comparative and historical perspective).
Welfare State, Social and Fiscal Policy.
State and civil society.
Quality and inequality of democracy.

Recent Publications:

1. Rui Branco, Daniel Cardoso, Ana M. Guillén, Stefano Sacchi & David Luque, «Here to stay? Here to stay? Reversals of Structural Reforms in Southern Europe in the way out of the crisis », South European Society and Politics, special issue [forthcoming, 2019].
2. «The Politics of Change. Coalitional politics and labour market reforms during the sovereign debt crisis in Portugal», Journal of European Social Policy, (accepted, revise and re-submit, forthcoming 2019) [com Daniel Cardoso].
3. «Patterns of Egalitarian Democracy» in Tiago Fernandes, org. The Quality of Democracy in Southern Europe, 1968-2016: a Comparison between Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Portugal. University of Notre Dame Press, 2019 [forthcoming].
4. «Padrões de democracia igualitária» in Tiago Fernandes, org. A Qualidade da Democracia na Europa do Sul, 1968-2016:Uma Comparação entre Espanha, França, Grécia, Itália e Portugal, Lisboa, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2017, pp. 303-336.
5. «The Golden Age of Fiscal Welfare: Tax Expenditures and Inequality in Portugal (1989-2011)», New Political Economy [com Edna Costa] [published online 28/9/2018].
6. «Sociedade Civil e Estado Providência. Portugal em perspectiva histórica e comparada» in Conceição Pequito Teixeira, coord., Politica Comparada. O Sistema Político Português numa Perspectiva Comparada, Cascais, Principia, 2017, pp. 403-430.

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