Raquel Gallego

Raquel Gallego
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB

Ph.D. in Government (London School of Economics)

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June 2016 - present
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
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Publications (42)
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La innovación social es un concepto teórico que ha sido aplicado al debate sobre el estado de bienestar en el ámbito local, por su capacidad de identificar propuestas de iniciativa comunitaria con potencial para generar buenas prácticas para la innovación en las políticas públicas. A pesar de su reconocido potencial innovador, muchos autores han ad...
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T12P03 / Linking social innovation and empowerment: A public policy role? Topic : T12 / GENDER, DIVERSITY AND PUBLIC POLICY Chair : Raquel Full panel information
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In a context of welfare austerity and growing inequalities many citizens ask for public sector reforms in the health sector and for community action as a relevant practice. However, analyses of community action for health are still limited to single actions. For this reason, this article analyzes community action for health as a whole process of a...
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Partindo da inexistência no Brasil de consórcios públicos exclusivamente de educação nos termos da Lei de Consórcios Públicos (Lei nº 11.107/2005), este artigo toma como referência o Consórcio de Educación de Barcelona, experiência única na Espanha de gestão compartilhada de redes públicas de ensino entre governos, com o objetivo de compreender seu...
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Background The aim of this study was to analyse trends in several health-related indicators in socioeconomically deprived neighbourhoods in Barcelona with strong community action for health (CA), and compare them to neighbourhoods without such community action. A secondary goal was to analyse trends in socioeconomic inequalities in health in both t...
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Social welfare systems face major challenges, particularly in a context of social transformation, austerity and growing inequalities. This process is highly visible in the health sector. In this context, many voices ask for public sector reforms and community action for health as a relevant practice. However, analyses and evaluations of this kind o...
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This article analyses the impact of state decentralization on one aspect of territorial diversity, specifically on the policy discretion of regions, as an expression of their political autonomy for self-government. Our interest focuses on the factors that determine the decisions and actions of regional governments in developing their policies. We a...
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How can we explain cross-regional policy variation? That is, how can we understand different policy outcomes within similar institutional and organizational settings? Scholars have recently reflected on the new institutionalist explanatory pitfall involved in assuming a causality link between institutional factors and policy outcomes and argue that...
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Uno de los impactos de la descentralización sobre la (des)igualdad territorial es el ejercicio diferente de la capacidad de autogobierno: ¿ Por qué las Comunidades Autónomas han desplegado modelos sanitarios, educativos y de dependencia distintos? ¿Por qué han tomado decisiones de gasto y de ingresos distintas? Y, tras dos décadas de consolidación...
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The debate about the relationship between decentralization and equity has been intensifying in Europe and other parts of the world. In Spain, this debate has been alive over the past thirty years since the transition to democracy, as long as decentralization started and developed hand in hand with the construction of the welfare state. The question...
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In recent studies of public management reform in France, Italy, and Spain inspired by historical institutionalism, the Napoleonic tradition is cast as a causal factor whose overwhelming strength explains how these countries' reforms proceed and finish. This symposium pursues the same research interest in the politics of public management reform and...
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This concluding article in the symposium develops generalizing arguments about the politics of public management reform in France, Italy, and Spain, by drawing out implications of the case studies presented in the three preceding articles. Some of these implications hold that established research arguments about politics of public management reform...
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This case study focuses on extending research knowledge about the politics of public management policymaking in Spain. The case involves legislating to change politically sensitive features of the central government and administration. The study explains such analytically significant event conditions as: an agenda-setting process that made a policy...
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Research on public management reform has taken a decidedly disciplinary turn. Since the late 1990s, analytical issues are less often framed in terms of the New Public Management. As part of the disciplinary turn, much recent research on public management reform is highly influenced by the three new institutionalisms. However, these studies have imp...
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The European state have been reassessing and reconfigurating the welfare state. At the same time, states have seen the decentralization of power and responsibility to the regional level, and the transfer of competencies to the European Unión. The book considers these processes in parallel, providing a comprehensive examination of the expansión and...
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Objectives For a comprehensive approach to policies on smoking, the map of actors related to tobacco and their political ties needs to be identified. The present article constitutes the first attempt at this task in Spain.MethodologyAnalysis of the press, industry publications, and interviews with key people. Active actors favoring smoking in Spain...
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Objectives: For a comprehensive approach to policies on smoking, the map of actors related to tobacco and their political ties needs to be identified. The present article constitutes the first attempt at this task in Spain. Methodology: Analysis of the press, industry publications, and interviews with key people. Active actors favoring smoking i...
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In political theory public administration does not appear as a defining element of democracy. Moreover, traditional public administration is by definition a non-democratic organization. This paper argues that the democratisation of public administration is both necessary and appropriate. It is necessary in order to overcome some of the theoretical...
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This article deals with the topic of stability and change in public management policy. Over the last two decades, substantial change has occurred in public management-policy in many countries, leading to the emergence of similarities and differences in public management policy outcomes. The article aims to contribute to the comparative analysis of...
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This article examines the extent to which the Catalan reform launched in 1990 effectively introduced the purchaser/provider separation within the public health administration. The reform had two formulation sources: a law passed by the Catalan Parliament, which left this principle vague, and a further ‘new public management’ discourse, which interp...
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This research uses a transactions costs approach to examine recent developments in the public sector organisational arrangements. It explores the extent to which transactions costs or other factors drive the institutional choices that legislators make about policy implementation. The area of application is the adoption of 'new public management' (N...
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This paper is meant to be the comparative and concluding article of a symposium issue. The volume aims to contribute to the international literature on public management reform, by analysing country experiences that have been scarcely studied -namely Spain, Italy and France. These countries have traditionally been considered to score low on the wav...
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This paper examines the extent to which 'political transactions costs' as defined by Horn (1995) may influence the decisions that politicians make when designing public sector organisational arrangements. First, an overview of the 'sociological' and 'economic' versions of the 'new institutionalism' shows that neither of them have integrated the pol...
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Curs 2002-2003, 2on Quadrimestre 7,5 crèdits Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia OBJECTIUS DEL CURS: La gestió pública és una disciplina que desborda els límits d'una assignatura. Els desborda perquè no es pot tractar com un enfocament, sinó com la suma de múltiples i diversos enfocaments; perquè combina una dimensió teòrico-analítica amb...

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Please consider submitting a proposal for the panel "T12P03 - Linking social innovation and empowerment: A public policy role?", scheduled at the next IPPA Conference ICPP5 Barcelona, to be held 6th-8th July 2021. The panel wants to investigate the role of social innovation in fostering women's empowerment, with a specific focus on public policies able to enhance citizens’ collective and individual capabilities. The panel is coordinated by Raquel Gallego-Calderón (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona) and Lara Maestripieri (Politecnico di Milano/Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona) and welcomes proposals assessing the capacity of social innovation to empower women and promote diversity, using an intersectional analytical framework. Deadline for abstract proposal: January, 29th at the IPPA website: www.ippapublicpolicy.org Please access the call for paper at this link: https://www.ippapublicpolicy.org/panel/pdfPanel.php?panel=1105&conference=13
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Research on welfare production and distribution considering territorial politics and the multi-level provision social policies.