Public Policy ( 25 years )
NameProf. Nicola Yeates
My research centres on transnationalisation and globalisation as social processes, together with their impacts on, and implications for, social policy and welfare as a field of academic teaching and research and as a political practice of state and non-state actors. On-going research themes are how social diversity, divisions and inequalities are constructed, manifested and contested through trans-border social processes.
Recent areas of interest include globalisation(s) 'from above' and 'from below', including the development of global and regional governance and their relationship to national social systems, state and non-state strategies of internationalisation, including labour migration, youth labour forces, family formation, health and social protection, and the development of transnational social, advocacy and policy networks. Many of my publications explore international migration, social and health care, global social policy, and world-regional social governance.
QualificationsDoctorate, Bristol University
Current or most recent Employer
Professor of Social Policy
The Open University
Time in Post - 15
Organisation Type: University
Disciplinary or professional background
Development (applied), Social/Public Policy, Sociology
Current Areas of Policy Interest
Work relates to groups
Youth ( 10 years )
Women ( 25 years )
Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years
Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years
Health policy (Including health insurance)
Social safety nets
Social security systems
Labour and employment polices
Ross Fergusson and Nicola Yeates (2021) Global Youth Unemployment: history, governance, policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Yeates, Nicola (2017) Beyond the Nation State: how can regional social policy contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?, UNRISD Issue Brief no. 5. November, 4pp. Geneva: UNRISD. http://www.unrisd.org/ib5. ISSN 2518-6817.