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Noel Whiteside: short cv

Noel Whiteside is Professor of Comparative Public Policy in the Department of Sociology at Warwick University and is Zurich Financial Services Fellow. She came to Warwick in April 1999, having been previously Reader in Public Policy at the School for Policy Studies at Bristol University. She is currently a member of the conseil scientifique at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (Ange Guepin) and on the editorial board of various academic journals in Britain and France. She has taught, as Visiting Professor (sciences sociales), at the Ecole Normale Superieur (Cachan, Paris) and, as Marshall-Monnet Scholar, at the European Union Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison. She has also been invited, as Senior Visiting Research Fellow, to CIRCIT (Melbourne, Australia), tot Macquarie University, Sydney and to Sydney University.

Professor Whiteside's recent research has focused on quasi-markets and public services and on comparative pensions and state regulation: both projects funded by the ESRC under the Whitehall Programme and the Future of Governance Programme respectively. This work analyses recent reconstructions of the public-private divide, state regulation and changing systems of public accountability; the principle focus is on questions of social security. She is currently co-editing a comparative volume on public-private partnerships in old age security: Pension Futures in the Twenty-First Century: redrawing the public-private divide for Oxford University Press.

Her earlier published work include: Bad Times: Unemployment in British Social and Political History (Faber & Faber, 1991); Aux sources du chomage: une comparison interdisciplinaire (Editions Belin, Paris, 1994) with M. Mansfield and R. Salais; Governance, Industry and Labour Markets in Britain and France (Routledge, London, Jan 1998), with R. Salais. Published articles / chapters include `From Full Employment to Flexibility: Britain and France' in B. Strath (ed.), After Full Employment: European Discourses on Work and Flexibility, Lang, Brussels, 2000, pp. 107- 35; `Regulating markets', Public Administration, 75,3, 1997; also `Accounting and accountability' in R.A.W. Rhodes (ed) Transforming British Government, vol. 2 (Macmillan, 2000).