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School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Tamara Popic, BA, University of Belgrade; MA, Humboldt University Berlin; PhD, European University Institute.

Tamara

Lecturer in Social/Public Policy

Email: t.popic@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: Arts One, 2.22
Website: http://www.tamarapopic.com
Twitter: @PopicTamara
Office Hours: Wednesday, 4-5 pm & Thursday, 11.30am-12.30pm (F2F or online)

Profile

Tamara obtained her PhD from European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, with a thesis on the politics of post-communist health reforms in Eastern Europe. She also holds an MA from the Humboldt University Berlin. Prior to joining Queen Mary, Tamara was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Lisbon, working at project "Healthdox: The Politics of Health State Future", and a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI.

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Teaching

POLM093 Public Management and Governance 2021/22

Research

Research Interests:

My research interests include public and social policy, comparative politics and public opinion. My current research focuses on health policy and politics, analysing institutional constraints on policymaking, attitudes on healthcare and politics of health in crisis and COVID-19 pandemics. I am currently the Principal Investigator of the EUI funded project "Government Discourse in the Context of Austerity-Driven Health Policy Reforms in Portugal, Ireland and Greece".

Datasets:

Immergut, E. M., Burlacu, D., Roescu, A., Wegemann, M., Popic, T., Stolarov-Demuth, G. HEALTHDOX Health Politics in Europe Dataset.

Examples of research funding:

2021-2022 EUI ESR Grant for project "Government Discourse in the Context of Austerity-Driven Health Policy Reforms in Portugal, Ireland and Greece" - € 2,810.

2020 EUI RC funding for project "Responding to COVID-19: Government Action, Government Rhetoric, and Public Trust", Co-PI with E. Immergut (European University Institute) and D. Burlacu (University of Newcastle) - € 19,000.

2019-2021 Max Weber Program Postdoctoral Grant - € 50,000.

2009-2013 EUI Department of Social and Political Science Conference Fund - € 1,600 over four years.

2010 Paderewski Grant for Doctoral Research, European Centre Natolin - € 2,000.

2009-2013 PhD Research Grants Awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European University Institute - € 50,000.

2008-2009 Graduate School Scholarship Awarded by the Duke University USA - € 74,000.

Publications

Books

Immergut, E. M., Anderson, K. M., Devitt, C. and Popic, T. (2021) Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198860525.

Journal articles

Popic, T. (2021). Veto Points Revisited: The Role of Party System Institutionalization in Welfare State Change. Government and Opposition, published online.

Asensio, M. and Popic. T (2019) 'Portuguese Healthcare Reforms in the Context of Crisis: External Pressures or Political Choice?', Social Policy & Administration 53(4), 1003-1017, DOI: 10.111/spol.12480.

Popic, T.,  Schneider, S. and Asensio, M. (2018) 'Portuguese Public Opinion towards Healthcare in the Context of Crisis' Journal of Social Policy 48(4), 741-764, DOI: 10.1017/S0047279418000818, Open Access.

Schneider, S. and Popic, T. (2018) 'Cognitive Determinants of Healthcare System Evaluations – A Comparison of Eastern and Western European Countries' Health Policy 122(3), 269-278, DOI:10.1177/0958928717754294, Open Access. 

Popic, T. and Schneider, S. (2018) 'An East-West Comparison of Healthcare Evaluations in Europe: Do Institutions Matter?', Journal of European Social Policy 28(5), 517-534, DOI: 10.1177/0958928717754.

Book chapters

Popic, T. and Stolarova-Demuth, G. (2021) 'Regional Outlook: South Eastern Europe'. In Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook (eds. E. M. Immergut, K. M. Anderson, C. Devitt and T. Popic) Oxford University Press.

Popic, T. and Perišić, N. (2021) 'Former Yugoslavia: Introduction'. In Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook (eds. E. M. Immergut, K. M. Anderson, C. Devitt and T. Popic), Oxford University Press.

Popic, T. (2021) 'The Czech Republic', 'Poland', 'Slovakia', 'Slovenia', 'Croatia' and 'Serbia'. In Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook (eds. E. M. Immergut, K. M. Anderson, C. Devitt and T. Popic), Oxford University Press.

Popic, T. (2020) 'Access to Social Protection by Immigrants, Emigrants and Resident Nationals in Serbia'. In Migration and social protection in Europe and beyond: A focus on non-EU sending states (Volume 3) (eds. J-M. Lafleur and C. D. Vintila), Springer Open Access.

Popic, T. (2020) 'Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for Serbian Citizens Abroad', In Migration and social protection in Europe and beyond: A focus on non-EU sending states (Volume 3) (eds. J-M. Lafleur and C. D. Vintila), Springer Open Access.

Popic, T. (2018 ) 'The Role of Ideas in Welfare Reforms in Central Eastern Europe'. In Gli Annali di LPF - Laboratorio di Politica Comparata e Filosofia Pubblica (eds. M. Jessoula, B. Magni, N. Riva and M. Ferrera), Centro Einaudi. ISBN 978-88-94960-00-6, Open Access.

Supervision

Tamara is interested in supervising doctoral theses in following areas:

Comparative public and social policy

Health policy and politics

Institutional and policy change