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by David Imbert last modified 23-04-2009 11:43

Ana Guillen

Address/ Contact:

Departamento de Economía Aplicada
Área de Sociología
Facultad de C.C. Económicas
Avda. del Cristo s/n
33006 Oviedo - Spain

Phone: +34-985-103727
Fax: +34-985-105050   


Recent and current positions:

Professor of Sociology (Comparative Social Policy; Public Policy Analysis; Globalization, Europeanization and public policy; Political Science; Sociology of Organizations; General Sociology). University of Oviedo (1993 to present)



 1996 PhD (cum laude) in Sociology. “The Politics of the Spanish Public Health Care System (1875-1982)”. Universidad de Oviedo / Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones, Madrid.


Some recent/important publications:

EU Enlargement, Europeanization and Social Policy (2004). Special Issue of the Journal of European Social Policy, vol. 14, no. 3, ed. by Ana M. Guillén and Bruno Palier.

“Measuring Economic Citizenship: A Comment on Alice Kessler-Harris” (2003). Social Politics, 10, 2, pp. 186-195.

“Redesigning the Spanish and Portuguese Welfare States: The Impact of Accession into the European Union” (2003), South European Society and Politics, 8, 1.  In collaboration with S. Álvarez and P. Adào e Silva.

Viejas y nuevas desigualdades sociales: retos para la protección social (2003). Ana M. Guillén and Santiago Álvarez eds. Madrid: Civitas.

“Reforming Pharmaceutical Policies in the European Union: A ‘Penguin Effect’?”  (2003) International Journal of Health Services, vol. 33, nº 1, pp.  1-28. Co-authored by Laura Cabiedes.

“The Politics of Universalisation: Establishing National Health Services in Southern Europe” (2002) West European Politics, vol. 25, 4, pp. 49-68.

“Adopting and Adapting Managed Competition: Health Care Reform in Southern Europe” (2001). Social Science & Medicine, 52, pp. 1205-1217. Co-authored by Laura Cabiedes.

La construcción política del sistema sanitario español: de la postguerra a la democracia (2000). Madrid: Ex Libris Ediciones.

“Protecting the long-term unemployed. The impact of targeting policies in Spain” (2000). European Societies, 2, (2), pp. 195-216. Co-authored by Rodolfo Gutiérrez.

“Testing the ‘social dumping’ hypothesis in Southern Europe: welfare policies in Greece and Spain during the last 20 years” (2000). Journal of European Social Policy, 10, (2), pp.120-145. Co-authored by Manos Matsaganis.

“Towards a National Health Service in Spain: The Search for Equity and Efficiency” (1997). Journal of European Social Policy, 7, 4, pp. 319-336.  Co-authored by Laura Cabiedes.

"Citizenship and Social Policy in Democratic Spain: The Reformulation of the Francoist Welfare State" (1996), in South European Society and Politics, 1, 2, December, pp. 253-271.

Editorial boards and Governing bodies:

Member of the editorial board of the Journal of European Social Policy (since September 2001)

Member of the editorial board of International Social Security Review (since January 2005)

Regional book review editor of European Societies (1999-2002)

Member of the Executive Committee of the Research Committee 19 of the International Sociological Association (since October 2006)

Member of the Executive Committee of ESPAnet (The Network for European Social Policy Analysis) (since 2002)


Member of the Advisory Board of the ISSA, International Association of Social Security (since 2002)


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