Close sidebar Home » Programmes and Fellowships » Postdoctoral Max Weber Programme » Alumni » Max Weber Alumni Bio Open sidebar menu Lendvai, Noemi Senior Lecturer in Comparative Urban and Public Policy University of Bristol, United Kingdom [email protected] bristol.ac.uk Hungary Max Weber alumnus Department of Political and Social Sciences Cohort(s): 2009/2010 Ph.D. Institution University of Bristol, United Kingdom Biography At the core of my academic agenda lies the need to understand and to critically interrogate the transformation of welfare in post-communist Europe both in the context of post-communist transformation as well as in the context of EU integration and processes of Europeanisation. After studying social policy, social work and political science, and working as a young lecturer in Hungary, my Ph.D. (2002-2005, University of Bristol, UK) was a comparative study which looked at the way EU Accession impacted on Hungarian, Croatian and Slovene social policy making. Since then, first as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow and later as a Lecturer at the University of Bristol, I have been looking at discourses of the impact of Enlargement on the future of EU social policy, the Europeanisation of policy-making in New Member States, and the impact of the EU on the social inclusion agenda in New Member States and Candidate countries. Recently I have been working on possible typologies for the emerging welfare regimes in New Member States. I am also interested in the social dimension of the EU Accession process in Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey. I am a Lecturer in comparative social policy at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, and a Visiting Fellow at ISES (Institute for Social and European Studies), Koszeg, Hungary. So far I have published several journal articles on EU Accession and the EU Integration of Post-communist welfare in journals such as Journal of European Social Policy, Social Policy & Administration, and European Societies, and contributed chapters to several books.