Andrea C. Bianculli
Andrea C. Bianculli is Assistant Professor at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) since November 2017. Her research crosses sociology, politics and international relations, and is substantively concerned with three different but strongly interwoven areas: trade, regulation and development, with a regional focus on Latin America.
Previously, she held a Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación Fellowship at IBEI and a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Research College 'The Transformative Power of Europe', Freie Universität Berlin. She was also a researcher at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales/FLACSO-Argentina.
Andrea has a PhD in Political and Social Sciences (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and holds a Master's Degree in International Relations (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales/FLACSO-Argentina).
Her book ‘Negotiating Trade Liberalization in Argentina and Chile. When Policy creates Politics’ (Routledge 2017) builds on her PhD dissertation, which received a Special Mention of the Juan Linz Prize 2010-2011 for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Political Science granted by the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales.
She is currently leading a research project on 'Regional Social Regulation in Latin America: A New Agenda for Development? Prospects and Challenges' (SociAL-Reg), funded by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (CSO2015-66411-P).
Background and education
- (2010) PhD in Political and Social Sciences (Summa Cum Laude), Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
- (2006) Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
- (2004) M.A. in International Relations, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Argentina).
- (1993) B.A. (Licenciatura) in Sociology (Degree Awarded with Honours), Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Professional memberships & affiliations
- Regionalism and regional governance
- Comparative and International Political Economy of Development
- Trade Politics
- Regulatory governance
- Regional social regulation in Latin America: A new agenda for development? Prospects and challenges (SOCIAL-REG) (Head of project | Contact person)
- Self-government and accountability for social policies (Researcher)
- 2018.Agency proliferation and the globalization of the regulatory state: Introducing a data set on the institutional features of regulatory agenciesRegulation & Governance,doi:10.1111/rego.12189Link
- 2018.Linguistic Policies and Citizens’ Claims in a Multinational State: The Case of SpainIn: Cheneval, Francis and Mónica Ferrín (Ed.)Others Alike. Citizenship in Segmented Societies and the Lessons for the EUCheltenham:Edward Elgar PublishingLink
- 2018.From free market to social policies? Mapping regulatory cooperation in education and health in MERCOSURGlobal Social Policy,Link
- 2017.Negotiating Trade Liberalization in Argentina and Chile: When Policy Creates PoliticsNew York:Routledge, Series Routledge Studies in Latin American PoliticsLink
- 2016.Regional Organizations and Social Policy in Europe and Latin America. A Space for Social Citizenship?Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan, Series Development, Justice and CitizenshipLink
- 2016.Are regulatory agencies independent in practice? Evidence from board members in Spain.Regulation & Governance,10 (3):230-247. DOI: 10.1111/rego.12084Link
- 2016.Latin AmericaIn: Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse (Ed.)The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism(pp. 152-177).Oxford:Oxford University PressLink
- 2016.Regulatory Governance Regimes and Interregionalism: Exploring the Dynamics of EU-Mercosur Negotiations.Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies,41(2):173-198; doi:10.1080/08263663.2016.1186393Link
- 2015.International Networks as Drivers of Agency Independence: The Case of the Spanish Nuclear Safety CouncilAdministration and Society,(online first)Link
- 2015.Accountability and Regulatory Governance. Audiences, Controls and Responsibilities in the Politics of RegulationBasingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan, Series Executive Politics and GovernanceLink
- 2013.The Brazilian Association of Regulatory Agencies: Integrating levels, consolidating identities in the regulatory state in the South.Regulation & Governance,7 (4):547-559; doi:10.1111/rego.120362013Link
- 2013.The unattainable politics of child benefits policy in SpainJournal of European Social Policy,23 (5):504-520; doi:10.1177/0958928713499176Link
Workshop ‘Regional Processes and the Changing State in Latin America,’ at Instituto de Ciencia Política, Universidad Católica de Chile, 18-19 April 2016.
International Conference ‘Comparative Regionalism: Discussing the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism,’ jointly organized by Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and KFG ‘The Transformative Power of Europe,’ Freie Universität Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, 7-8 April 2016.