Sociology
  1. European Social Survey
  2. City Q-Step Centre
  3. Culture & the Creative Industries
  4. Food Policy
  5. Jeremy Tunstall Global Media Research Centre
  6. The Centre for City Criminology
  7. Research on Work and Society
  1. Research in Culture & the Creative Industries
  2. Research students
Sociology

Kate Mattocks

PhD student

Department of Culture & Creative Industriesnull
E:
kate.mattocks.1@city.ac.uk

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

Research interests

  • The public governance and administration of culture
  • European Union politics and institutions
  • Institutionalism
  • 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

Publications

  • 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.

Conference presentations

  • 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

Teaching

  • 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

Social Media

Personal website: kmattocks.wordpress.com

Academia.edu

Twitter: @mattockska

Additional Information

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.