Department of Culture & Creative Industries
Thesis title: Intergovernmental policy coordination in European Union cultural policy: the Open Method of Coordination and the 2011-2014 Work Plan for Culture
Supervisor: Professor Andy Pratt
Affiliation to Research Group/Centre: Centre for Cultural Policy & Management
Course start date and mode of study: October 2012 / full-time
Summary of current doctoral research
Kate's PhD research examines multi-level intergovernmental policy coordination in the governance of a limited but politically charged competence in the European Union: culture. It looks at three of the 2011-2014 Work Plan for Culture's Open Method of Coordination (OMC) working groups and explores how this system of coordination works in a multilevel environment; that is, the influence of the OMC work at both the EU level as well as associated policy learning at the Member State level.
On a wider scale, the research contributes to growing debates on the mechanics and efficacy of non-legislative modes of governance in the EU as well as the potential role of cultural cooperation in relation to the social and economic goals of the Europe 2020 program
- The public governance and administration of culture
- European Union politics and institutions
- Policy learning and transfer
- Broadcasting policy and regulation
Higher education background and previous experience
BA, Political Science, McGill University
MSc (distinction), Media Management, University of Glasgow
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Awards and grants
Departmental grant for fieldwork, May 2014
- Mattocks, K. and S. Briscoe-Palmer (2016, forthcoming). Challenges facing minority politics PhD students in the United Kingdom: Women, people of Black and Ethnic minority origin, and Disabled persons. European Political Science.
- Mattocks, K. (2016, forthcoming) Does the European Union Have a Cultural Policy? In Routledge Companion to Global Cultural Policy, edited by Dave O’Brien, Toby Miller, and Victoria Durrer. London: Routledge.
- Mattocks, K. (2016) “Learning about Politics in Time and Space. By Richard Rose.” Political Studies Review 14:1.
- Mattocks, K. (2014) ‘Newspapers’ EU election coverage misses the mark.’ The Conversation, 20.05.2014. Available online at: https://theconversation.com/newspapers-eu-election-coverage-misses-the-mark-26021
- Pratt, A.C., Mattocks, K., and Kesimoglu, A. (2014) The Enigma that is Platform-7: CWL Creative Voucher, The Silent Cacophony case study. In Working paper No. 8. London: Creative Works London.
- Mattocks, K. (2016, forthcoming). Culture and the Open Method of Coordination in the European Union. Paper to be presented at the Political Studies Association conference, Brighton, 21-23 March.
- Mattocks, K. and S. Briscoe-Palmer (2016, forthcoming). Challenges facing minority politics PhD students in the United Kingdom: Women, people of Black and Ethnic minority origin, and Disabled persons. Paper to be presented at the Political Studies Association conference, Brighton, 21-23 March.
- Mattocks, K. and L. Marx (2015). Co-organisers, discussants, and chairs of panels Institutions, ideas, and actors in cultural policy. International Conference of Public Policy, Milan, 1-4 July.
- Mattocks, K. (2015) Policy learning and change in the EU’s culture Open Method of Coordination. Paper presented at the Political Studies Association’s postgraduate conference, Sheffield, 29 June.
- Mattocks, K. (2015) Marching backwards into the future? Investigating the CRTC’s role in contemporary Canadian television broadcasting regulation. Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association conference, Ottawa, 2-4 June.
- Mattocks, K. (2015) Cultural governance in the European Union: collaboration and policy learning in the Open Method of Coordination. Paper presented at the Political Studies Association conference, Sheffield, 31 March-1 April.
- Mattocks, K. (2014) Policy learning through intergovernmental cooperation: the case of cultural governance in the European Union. Paper presented at the Politics & Policy Conference, Bristol, 17 September 2014
- 2016 - Visiting lecturer, BA in Culture & Creative Industries, City
- 2015 - Adjunct assistant professor, Arts Policy (MA level), Richmond University, London
- 2014-2015 - Tutor, MA Cultural Policy & Management, City
- 2010-2012 Lecturer, Centre for Language Studies, Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Nürnberg, Germany
Personal website: kmattocks.wordpress.com
Kate is the Communications Officer of the UK Political Studies Association's Postgraduate Network (Dec. 2014-Dec. 2015) and co-convenor of the Research Students' Community based at City.