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Noel Whiteside came to Warwick from the University of Bristol in 1999.
She teaches undergraduate courses on British social policy, Social Welfare in Britain , and on social policy development in Europe, Creating Social Europe? Comparative Social Policy. She also contributes to social policy MA modules Critical Social Policy and Restructuring the Welfare State .
She researches on the development of social and public policy in historical and comparative perspectives. Her specific interests lie in labour markets, labour market policies and constructions of social dependency. Her current research projects are on governance, regulation and social security in Europe and the UK (funded by the ESRC) and on the organisation of European urban labour markets in the late nineteenth century (funded by the European Commission).
Her books include Casual Labour: the Unemployment Question and the Port Transport Industry. 1880-1970 (1985), Bad Times, Unemployment in British Social and Political History (1991), and Developments in the British Welfare State: 1939-51 (1992). She has co-edited Aux Sources du Chomage: une Comparison Inter-disciplinaire France-Grande Bretagne (1994), Governance, Industry and Labour Markets in Britain and France: the Modernising State in the Mid-Twentieth Century (1998) and Pension Futures in the Twenty-first Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Divide (2003).
She is a member of the Conseil scientifique of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (Ange Guepin) and has taught, in a visiting capacity, at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and at the Ecole Normale Superieur at Cachan (Paris). She was appointed Zurich Financial Services Fellow in 2000.
Department of Sociology
University of Warwick