Prof. Robert Ladrech

Title: Professor of European Politics
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Robert Ladrech took his M.A. and PhD. at the University of California at Santa Barbara and taught in the U.S. before coming to Keele University. His research focuses on the relationship between party politics and European integration, with a particular interest in social democratic parties. He is also, more generally, interested in the impact of the European Union on domestic politics (Europeanization). In 2011 he completed a British Academy-funded project on ‘Social Democratic Parties and Climate Change’ and in 2013 was awarded a research grant by the ESRC for the project ‘Climate Policy and Political Parties’ . For more information on the project, please see http://climatepolitics.eu

Professor Ladrech is a Visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, where he supervises M.A. dissertation in the area of Europeanization studies. He is also a member of the executive committee of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).

  • Comparative European party politics
  • Europeanization Studies
  • French Politics

Professor Ladrech welcomes Ph.D. proposals in any of these research areas.

Professor Ladrech is a member of the Keele European Parties Research Unit (KEPRU), please follow the link to find out more about this research activity. 

He is also  a member of the Research Institute for Social Sciences.

Selected Publications

  • Ladrech RJ. 2012. Party Change and Europeanisation: Elements of an Integrated Approach. West European Politics, vol. 35(3), 574-588. doi>
  • Ladrech RJ. 2014. Rethinking the Relationship between Europeanization and European Integration. In Europeanization and European Integration: From Incremental to Structural Change. Coman R, Kostera T, Tomini L (Eds.). (Chapter 2 of 10 Chapters vols.). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2012. Historical Background. In Contemporary Europe. Sakwa R and Stevens A (Eds.). (3rd ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ladrech R. 2012. Understanding Causality and Change in Party Politics. In Research Design in European Studies: Establishing Causality in Europeanization. Exadaktylos T and Radaelli CM (Eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2012. An Obdurately National Party Politics. In European Disunion: Between Sovereignty and Solidarity. Hayward J and Wurzel R (Eds.). Palgrave.

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Books

  • Ladrech R. 2010. Europeanization and National Politics. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Wegs JR and Ladrech R. 2007. Europe Since 1945. (5th ed.). Bedford/st Martins.
  • Poguntke T, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R, Luther KR. Poguntke P, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R (Eds.). 2007. The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Ladrech R. 2000. Social democracy and the challenge of european union. Boulder: Lynne Reinner.
  • Ladrech R and Marlière P. 1999. Social Democratic Parties in the European Union (Eds). Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles

  • Ladrech RJ. 2012. Party Change and Europeanisation: Elements of an Integrated Approach. West European Politics, vol. 35(3), 574-588. doi>
  • Ladrech RJ. 2008. Europeanization and the variable influence of the EU: national parties and party systems in Western and Eastern Europe. Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, vol. 10(2), 139-150. doi>
  • LADRECH RJ. 2007. National Political Parties and European Governance: The Consequences of "Missing in Action". West European Politics, vol. 30(5), 945-960.
  • Ladrech R. 2007. The Europeanisation of national political parties. European Journal of Political Research, vol. 46(4), 747-771. doi>
  • Ladrech R. 2003. The Left and the EU. Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 56(1), 112-124.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2003. The Party of European Socialists: Networking Europe's Social Democrats. Journal of Policy History, vol. 15(1), 113-129. doi>
  • LADRECH RJ. 2002. Europeanization and Political Parties: Towards a Framework for Analysis. Party Politics, vol. 8(4), 389-403. doi>
  • Ladrech R. 2002. Social democracy, British-style. Contemporary Politics, vol. 8(2), 145-150. doi>
  • Ladrech R. 2002. The Jospin government and European social democracy. Modern and Contemporary France: Special Issue - The Jospin Government, vol. 10(3), 371-382. doi>
  • Ladrech R. 2001. Europeanization and French Social Democracy. Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, vol. 3(1), 37-48. doi>
  • Ladrech RJ. 1997. Partisanship and Party Formation in European Union Politics. Comparative Politics, vol. 29(2), 167-185.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1994. Europeanization of Domestic Politics and Institutions: The Case of France. Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 32(1), 69-88.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1993. Parliamentary Democracy and Political Discourse in EC Institutional Change. Journal of European Integration, vol. 17(1), 53-69.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1993. Social Democratic parties and EC Integration: Transnational Party Responses to Europe 1992. European Journal of Political Research, vol. 24(2), 195-210.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1989. Social Movements and Party Systems: The French Socialist Party and New Social Movements. West European Politics, vol. 12(3), 262-279.

Chapters

  • Ladrech RJ. 2014. Rethinking the Relationship between Europeanization and European Integration. In Europeanization and European Integration: From Incremental to Structural Change. Coman R, Kostera T, Tomini L (Eds.). (Chapter 2 of 10 Chapters vols.). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2012. Historical Background. In Contemporary Europe. Sakwa R and Stevens A (Eds.). (3rd ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ladrech R. 2012. Understanding Causality and Change in Party Politics. In Research Design in European Studies: Establishing Causality in Europeanization. Exadaktylos T and Radaelli CM (Eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2012. An Obdurately National Party Politics. In European Disunion: Between Sovereignty and Solidarity. Hayward J and Wurzel R (Eds.). Palgrave.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2011. (Shallow) Europeanisation and party system instability in post-communist states. In Europeanising Party Politics? Comparative Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe. Markowski R and Lewis P (Eds.). Manchester: Manchester Univ Pr.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2007. Continuity amidst political system change: Why French political parties remain immune to EU adaptive pressure. In The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation. Poguntke T, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R, Luther KR (Eds.). London: Routledge.
  • LADRECH RJ. 2007. Europeanization and national party organization: limited but appropriate adaptation?. In The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation. Poguntke T, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R, Luther KR (Eds.). Routledge.
  • Carter E and Ladrech R. 2007. Government Change, Organizational Continuity: The Limited Europeanization of British Political Parties. In The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation. Poguntke T, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R, Luther KR (Eds.). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2007. Political Parties and Party Systems. In European Politics. Hay C and Menon A (Eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2006. The European Union and Political Parties. In Handbook of Party Politics. Katz RS and Crotty W (Eds.). London: SAGE.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2005. Programmatic Change in the Party of European Socialists. In Social Democracy in Europe. Delwit P (Ed.). Brussels: Editions de l'Universite de Bruxelles.
  • LADRECH RJ. 2005. The Europeanisation of interest groups and political parties. In The Member States of the European Union. Bulmer S and LeQuesne C (Eds.). Oxford University Press.
  • Ladrech R. 2004. Europeanization and the member states. In Developments in the European Union 2. Dinan D and Cowles M (Eds.). Palgrave, Basingstoke.
  • Ladrech R. 2003. The Party of European Socialists: Networking Europe's Social Democrats. In The Future of the Democratic Left in Industrial Societies. Hargrove EC (Ed.). Penn State Press, Pennsylvania.
  • Ladrech R. 2002. The Party of European Socialists. In European Political Parties between Cooperation and Integration. Johansson K-M and Zervakis P (Eds.). Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, Germany.
  • Ladrech RJ. 2000. Party groups in the European Parliament. In Encyclopedia of the European Union. Dinan D (Ed.). Lynne Rienner Pub.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1999. Political Parties and the Problem of Legitimacy in the European Union. In Legitimacy and the European Union: the contsted polity. Banchoff T and Smith MP (Eds.). London: Routledge.
  • Ladrech RJ and Marliere P. 1999. The French Socialist party. In Social Democratic Parties in the European Union: History, Organization, Policies. Ladrech R and Marliere P (Eds.). Basingstoke: Macmillan.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1998. Party Networks,Issue Agendas and European Union Policy Governance. In Transnational Parties in the European Union. Bell DS and Lord C (Eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1998. Redefining 'Grandeur': France and European Security After the Cold War. In The Promise and Reality of European Security Cooperation: States, Interests, and Institutions. McKenzie MM and Loedel PH (Eds.). Westport: Praeger.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1996. Political parties in the European Parliament. In Political Parties and the European Union. Gaffney J (Ed.). London: Routledge.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1995. Pierre Mendes-France. In Political Leaders of Contemporary Western Europe: A Biographical Dictionary. Wilsford D (Ed.). Westport, Conn., USA: Greenwood Press.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1993. La cooperation transnationale des partis socialistes europeens. In De La Nation a l'Europe: Paradoxes et Dilemmes de la Social-Democratie. Brussels: Bruylant.
  • Ladrech RJ. 1993. The European Left and Political Integration: A New Stage in Social Democracy?. In Germany and the European Community. Lankowski CF (Ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press.

Other

  • Ladrech RJ. 2009. Europeanization and political parties. link>
  • Europeanization of National Politics
  • European Social Democracy
  • The European Union: Institutions and Policies

I am able to supervise research students on the following topics:

Comparative European party politics, Europeanization Studies and French Politics.

Please see my research and scholarship tab for more details about my area of expertise.

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