I have just completed a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Political and Social Science at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. Presently I am a postdoctoral; fellow the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Cologne, Germany. Previous to this I completed a PhD in Public Policy and Politics at University College Dublin (UCD) and worked at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), in the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands.
My approach to European policymaking stems from the historic-empirical and institutionalist tradition, especially the classical work of Marx, Schumpeter, Weber, Polanyi, Kalecki, C Wright Mills and contemporary authors such as Peter Hall and Wolfgang Streeck. Rather than seeking generalised laws to explain the dynamics of European decision-making this tradition seeks empirical knowledge of the causal processes through which institutions and politics interact to produce variation in policy outcomes. Outside the silos of my teaching and research I can be found arguing about the origins and policy consequences of the Eurozone crisis, and the legitimation crisis of the democratic state in contemporary capitalism.
Dr. Aidan Regan
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG)
Paulstrasse | 50676 | Cologne Germany
Tel. +49 221 2767-520