Professor Mark Thatcher

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Professor in Comparative and International Politics

Email: m.thatcher@lse.ac.uk|
Office: CON4.17, Connaught House
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11.00am-1.00pm
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6730

Biography


Mark Thatcher read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College Oxford, and then qualified as a Barrister. Thereafter he took his doctorate at Nuffield College, Oxford. He spent five years researching and lecturing in Paris, before joining LSE in 1995. He has also been a Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence. His book, Internationalisation and Economic Institutions (Oxford University Press, 2007) won the 2008 Charles Levine Prize for best book in comparative policy and administration awarded by the SOG committee of the International Political Science Association.

Research Interests


  • Comparative Public Policy and Regulation
  • Heritage policy
  • EU policy and integration
  • Regulation of major industries

Teaching Responsibilities


  • GV227 The Politics of Economic Policy
  • GV403 Network Regulation
  • GV477 Comparative Public Policy Change

Publications  


European Commission merger control: combining competition and the creation of larger European firms
Thatcher, Mark (2013) European Commission merger control: combining competition and the creation of larger European firms. European Journal of Political Research . n/a-n/a. ISSN 0304-4130

Resilient liberalism in Europe's political economy
Schmidt, Vivien A. and Thatcher, Mark, eds. (2013) Resilient liberalism in Europe's political economy. Contemporary European politics . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107041530

National policies towards sovereign wealth funds in Europe: a comparison of France, Germany and Italy
Thatcher, Mark (2013) National policies towards sovereign wealth funds in Europe: a comparison of France, Germany and Italy. Policy briefs, 2. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Western policies towards sovereign wealth fund equity investments: a comparison of the UK, the EU and the US
Thatcher, Mark (2012) Western policies towards sovereign wealth fund equity investments: a comparison of the UK, the EU and the US. Policy briefs, 1. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Governing Markets in Gulf States
Thatcher, Mark (2011) Governing Markets in Gulf States. In: Held, David and Ulrichsen, Kristian, (eds.) The Transformation of the Gulf: Politics, Economics and the Global Order. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415574518

The creation of European regulatory agencies and its limits: a comparative analysis of European delegation
Thatcher, Mark (2011) The creation of European regulatory agencies and its limits: a comparative analysis of European delegation. Journal of European Public Policy, 18 (6). pp. 790-809. ISSN 1350-1763

Governance structures and health technology assessment agencies: a comparative approach
Thatcher, Mark (2010) Governance structures and health technology assessment agencies: a comparative approach. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Governing markets in Gulf States
Thatcher, Mark (2009) Governing markets in Gulf States. Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Reshaping European regulatory space: an evolutionary analysis
Thatcher, Mark and Coen, David (2008) Reshaping European regulatory space: an evolutionary analysis. Western European Politics, 31 (4). pp. 806-836. ISSN 0140-2382

Network governance and multi-level delegation: European networks of regulatory agencies
Coen, David and Thatcher, Mark (2008) Network governance and multi-level delegation: European networks of regulatory agencies. Journal of Public Policy, 28 (1). pp. 49-71. ISSN 0143-814X

Internationalisation and economic institutions: comparing the European experience
Thatcher, Mark (2007) Internationalisation and economic institutions: comparing the European experience. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199245680

Regulatory agencies, the state and markets: a Franco-British comparison
Thatcher, Mark (2007) Regulatory agencies, the state and markets: a Franco-British comparison. Journal of European Public Policy, 14 (7). pp. 1028-1047. ISSN 1466-4429

The third force? Independent regulatory agencies and elected politicians in Europe
Thatcher, Mark (2005) The third force? Independent regulatory agencies and elected politicians in Europe. Governance, 18 (3). pp. 347-373. ISSN 0952-1895

Preface
Black, Julia, Lodge, Martin and Thatcher, Mark (2005) Preface. In: Black, Julia, Lodge, Martin and Thatcher, Mark, (eds.) Regulatory Innovation: a Comparative Analysis. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, viii-ix. ISBN 9781845422844

Regulatory innovation: a comparative analysis
Black, Julia, Lodge, Martin and Thatcher, Mark, eds. (2005) Regulatory innovation: a comparative analysis. Edward Elgar, North Hampton, UK. ISBN 1845422848

Sale of the century: 3G mobile phone licensing in Europe
Thatcher, Mark (2005) Sale of the century: 3G mobile phone licensing in Europe. In: Black, Julia, Lodge, Martin and Thatcher, Mark, (eds.) Regulatory Innovation: a Comparative Analysis. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, pp. 92-113. ISBN 9781845422844

The new governance of markets and non-majoritarian regulators
Coen, David and Thatcher, Mark (2005) The new governance of markets and non-majoritarian regulators. Governance, 18 (3). pp. 329-346. ISSN 0952-1895

Varieties of capitalism in an internationalized world: domestic institutional change in European telecommunications
Thatcher, Mark (2004) Varieties of capitalism in an internationalized world: domestic institutional change in European telecommunications. Comparative Political Studies, 37 (7). pp. 1-30. ISSN 0010-4140

Winners and losers in Europeanization: reforming the national regulation of telecommunications
Thatcher, Mark (2004) Winners and losers in Europeanization: reforming the national regulation of telecommunications. West European Politics, 27 (2). pp. 284-309. ISSN 0140-2382

From industrial policy to a regulatory state
Thatcher, Mark (2003) From industrial policy to a regulatory state. In: Hayward, Jack and Menon, Anand, (eds.) Governing Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 313-329. ISBN 9780199250158

The Politics of Delegation
Thatcher, Mark and Stone Sweet, Alec, eds. (2003) The Politics of Delegation. Routledge, London. ISBN 0 7146 5561 9 hb

Unione europea: lo scambio tra governi nationali e commissione
Thatcher, Mark (2003) Unione europea: lo scambio tra governi nationali e commissione. In: Pontorollo, E. and Oglietti, A., (eds.) Regole e Regolatori Nelle Telecomunicazioni europee. Il Mulino, Milan, Italy. ISBN 9788815094544

Analysing regulatory reform in Europe: special issue
Thatcher, Mark and Héritier, A. (2002) Analysing regulatory reform in Europe: special issue. Journal of European Public Policy, 9 (6). ISSN 1350-1763

Regulation after delegation: independent regulatory agencies in Europe
Thatcher, Mark (2002) Regulation after delegation: independent regulatory agencies in Europe. Journal of European Public Policy, 9 (6). pp. 954-972. ISSN 1350-1763

The relationship between national and European regulation of telecommunications
Thatcher, Mark (2002) The relationship between national and European regulation of telecommunications. In: Jordana, Jacint, (ed.) Governing Telecommunications and the New Information Society in Europe. Edwar Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 66-85. ISBN 9781840647570

Delegation to independent regulatory agencies: pressures, functions and contextual mediation
Thatcher, Mark (2002) Delegation to independent regulatory agencies: pressures, functions and contextual mediation. West European Politics, 25 (1). pp. 125-147. ISSN 0140-2382

The politics of delegation [special issue]
Thatcher, Mark and Stone Sweet, A. (2002) The politics of delegation [special issue]. West European Politics, 25 (1). ISSN 0140-2382

Analysing regulatory reform in Europe
Thatcher, Mark (2002) Analysing regulatory reform in Europe. Journal of European Public Policy, 9 (6). pp. 859-872. ISSN 1350-1763

Theory and practice of delegation to non-majoritarian institutions
Thatcher, Mark and Stone Sweet, Alec (2002) Theory and practice of delegation to non-majoritarian institutions. West European Politics, 25 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 0140-2382

The EU commission and national governments as partners: EC regulatory expansion in telecommunications 1979-2000
Thatcher, Mark (2001) The EU commission and national governments as partners: EC regulatory expansion in telecommunications 1979-2000. CARR Discussion Papers, DP 2. Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

The Commission and national governments as partners: EC regulatory expansion in telecommunications 1979-2000
Thatcher, Mark (2001) The Commission and national governments as partners: EC regulatory expansion in telecommunications 1979-2000. Journal of European Public Policy, 8 (4). pp. 558-584. ISSN 1350-1763

The politics of telecommunications. National institutions, convergence, and change
Thatcher, Mark (1999) The politics of telecommunications. National institutions, convergence, and change. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198280743

The European Union telecommunications market: regulation, competition and change
Liebenau, Jonathan and Thatcher, Mark (1998) The European Union telecommunications market: regulation, competition and change. London School of Economics and British Telecommunications PLC, London, UK.

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