School of Business and Management

Dr Stella Ladi


Senior Lecturer in Public Management

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6987
Room Number: Room 3.44g, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus

Postgraduate Teaching

Global Governance & International Organisations (BUSM068)


Research Interests:

  • Public policy and public administration reforms 
  • Europeanization, globalization, transnational administration and global public policy, the Eurozone crisis
  • The role of experts in public policy


Books and Special Journal Editions:

  • Stone, D. and Ladi, S. (eds.), (2015), Global Policy and Transnational Administration, Special issue in Public Administration (forthcoming)
  • Ladi, S. and Tsarouhas, D. (eds.), (2014), Symposium on Austerity Politics in the EU, Political Studies Review, 12.2.
  • Ladi, S. and Dalakou V. (2010), Public Policy Analysis, Athens: Papazisis (in Greek).
  • Ladi, S. (2005), Globalization, Policy Transfer and Policy Research Institutes, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Ladi, S. (editor), (2005), Europeanization and Environmental Policy, Policy and Society, 24.2.  
  • Percy-Smith, J. with Burden, T., Darlow, A., Dowson, L., Hawtin, M. and Ladi, S. (2002), Promoting Change through Research, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Journal Articles: 

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:           

  • Ladi, S., Lazarou, E. and Hauck, J. (2017). Brazilian think tanks and the rise of austerity discourse. Policy and Society, pp.1-21.
  • Ladi, S., and Tsarouhas, D. (2014) “The Politics of Austerity and Public Policy Reform in the EU”, Political Studies Review, 12. 2: 171-80. (available at:
  • Ladi S. (2014), “Austerity Politics and Administrative Reform: The Eurozone Crisis and its Impact upon Greek Public Administration” Comparative European Politics, 12.2: 184-208. (available at
  • Tsarouhas, D. and Ladi, S. (2013), “Globalization and/or Europeanization? The Case of Flexicurity”, New Political Economy, 18. 4: 480-502 (available at
  • Ladi, S. (2011), “Policy Change and Soft Europeanization: The Transfer of the Ombudsman Institution to Greece, Cyprus and Malta”, Public Administration , 89. 4: 1643-1663.
  • Ladi, S. (2010), “Citizen’s Participation in Public Policy: From Theory to Practice”, Science and Society, 24: 79-98 (in Greek).
  • Ladi, S. (2009), “Good Governance and Administrative Reform in Black Sea Countries”, International and European Politics, 13-14: 270-278 (in Greek).
  • Ladi, S. (2007), “The Role of Experts in Greek Foreign Policy” Hellenic Studies/ Etudes Helleniques, 15. 1: 67-84.
  • Ladi, S. (2007), “Europeanization and Reforms of Environmental Policy in Greece”, Greek Political Science Review, 29: 40-60 (in Greek).
  • Ladi, S. (2005), “Europeanization and Environmental Policy Change”, Policy and Society, 24. 2: 1-15.
  • Ladi, S. (2005), “Policy Learning and the Role of Expertise in the Reform Process in Greece”, West European Politics, 28. 2: 279-296.
  • Ladi, S. (2004), “Globalization, Europeanization and Policy Transfer: A Dialectical Approach”, Review of Public Administration, 10: 447-467 (in Greek).

Chapters in Edited Books:

  • Ladi, S. and Graziano, P. (2014), “‘Fast-Forward’ Europeanization: Welfare State Reform in Light of the Eurozone Crisis”, in Coman, R., Kostera, Th. and Tomini, L. (eds.), Europeanization and EU Integration: From Incremental to Structural Change?, Basingstoke: Palgrave: 108-126.
  • Ladi, S. (2013), “Evidence-Based Policy Making in Greece” in P. Sklias and N. Tzifakis (eds.), Greece’s Horizons: Reflecting on the country’s assets and capabilities, Heidelberg: Springer: 71-78.
  • Ladi, S. (2012) “Rival Hypotheses of Europeanization: Comparing the Roles of the EU and BSEC in Good Governance Reforms” in Th. Exadaktylos και C. Radaelli (eds), Research Design in European Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave: 221-36.
  • Ladi, S. (2012), “The Greek Economic Crisis: A Trigger for Public Administration Reforms?” in P. Liargovas (ed.), (2011), Greece: Economics, Political and Social Issues, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc (forthcoming).
  • Ladi, S. (2011), “Think-Tanks, Discursive Institutionalism and Policy Change”, in G. Papanagnou (ed), Social Science and Policy Challenges, Paris: UNESCO: 205-220.
  • Ladi, S. (2009), “Public Consultation, Participation and Administrative Reform” in D. Xenakis (ed.), Political Changes for Tomorrow’s Greece. Athens: Papazisis: 293-306 (in Greek).
  • Ladi, S. (2006), “Globalization, European Identity and Mass Media: The Cases of Greece and Spain” in M. Kondochristou (ed.), Media and Identity in Greece, Athens: Papazisis: 285-315 (in Greek).
  • Ladi, S. (2006) “Globalisation and Europeanization: A Two-Way Relationship” in D. Xenakis and M. Tsinisizelis (ed.), Global Europe: The International Dimensions of the EU, Athens: Sideris: 101-118 (in Greek).
  • Ladi, S. (2004) “Environmental Policy Transfer in Germany and Greece” in M. Evans (ed), Policy Transfer in Global Perspective, Aldershot: Ashgate: 79-92.
  • Ladi, S. (2000), “Globalization, Think-Tanks and Policy Transfer” in D. Stone (ed.), Banking on Knowledge: The Genesis of the GDN, London: Routledge: 203-220.

Encyclopedia Entries:

  • Ladi, S. (2011), “Think-Tanks” in B. Badie, D. Birg-Schlosser and L. Morlino (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Political Science, London: Sage.

Working Papers-Studies: 

  • Ladi, S. (2015), “Is it true that the Public Sector in Greece is unduly large?”, Crisis Observatory, Athens: Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (in Greek).
  • Ladi S. (2012), “The Eurozone Crisis and Austerity Politics: A Trigger for Administrative Reform in Greece?” GreeSE Paper No 57, Hellenic Observatory, LSE .
  • Ladi, S. (2011), “Economic Crisis and Administrative Reform in Greece and Cyprus: Opportunities and Constraints”, Policy Paper 2, Nicosia: Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs, University of Nicosia (in Greek).
  • Ladi. S. (2008), “Good Governance and Public Administration Reform in Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Member-States”, Xenophon Paper No 6, Athens: ICBSS. 9
  • Ladi, S. and Ruso-Dragoumis, E. (2007), Study on Institutional Renewal and Good Governance in BSEC Member-States. Athens: ICBSS.  
  • Ladi, S. (2006), “Globalization and Europeanization: Analysing Change” Working Paper at IBEI (1 ref.)
  • Ladi, S. and Pop, D. (2005), Approaches to Measuring Capacity and Capacity-Building for Policy Research, Budapest: Center for Policy Studies, Central European University.


Current Doctoral Students:

Joint supervision - Dimitra Panagiotatou. Investigating the relationship between EU Cohesion Policy and Euroscepticism: An exploratory qualitative analysis of selected EU regions (with Martin Laffin)

2nd Supervisor - Razvan Hoinaru. Accounting modelling in financial reporting management: laws against numbers.  IFRS and GAAP standards (co-supervised with Colin Haslam).

Public Engagement

Media work: