• 26 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Rui Branco is Associate (with Habilitation) Professor at the Department of Political Studies, NOVA University (Lisbon) and Senior Researcher at IPRI-NOVA. His research interests focus on comparative state formation, democratization and social protection. He has recently worked on civil society and democratization, fiscal welfare and inequality, and labour market reforms during the crisis. He edited with M. Bernhard and T. Fernandes the special issue «Civil Society, Democracy, and Inequality: Cross-Regional Comparisons (1970s-2015)» (Comparative Politics, 2017); co-authored with D. Cardoso, «Liberalized Dualization. Labour Market Reforms and the Crisis in Portugal: a New Departure» (European Journal of Social Security, 2018), with E. Costa, «The Golden Age of Fiscal Welfare: Tax Expenditures and Inequality in Portugal (1989-2011)» (New Political Economy, 2019) and, with A. Guillén, S. Sacchi & D. Balbona, «Here to Stay? Reversals of Structural Reforms in Southern Europe as the Crisis Wanes» (South European Society and Politics, 2019). He recently co-edited with T. Fernandes the book 45 Anos de Democracia em Portugal (Assembleia da República, 2020), where he published the chapter «Estado-Providência e Democracia Igualitária: Portugal e a Europa do Sul»

Education/Academic qualification

History, Doctorate, European University Institute (EUI)

… → 2005

Award Date: 20 May 2020

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Research Output at NOVA

  • 26 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 6 Chapter
  • 2 Paper
  • 2 Review article

Here to Stay? Reversals of Structural Reforms in Southern Europe as the Crisis Wanes

Branco, R., Cardoso, D., Guillén, A. M., Sacchi, S. & Balbona, D. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : South European Society And Politics. 24, 2, p. 205-232 28 p.

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    The Golden Age of Tax Expenditures: Fiscal Welfare and Inequality in Portugal (1989–2011)

    Branco, R. & Costa, E., 2 Nov 2019, In : New Political Economy. p. 780-797 18 p.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
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  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    Entre Bismarck e Beveridge: Sociedade Civil e Estado-Providência em Portugal (1960-2011)

    Translated title of the contribution: Between Bismarck and Beveridge: Civil Society and Welfare State in Portugal (1960-2011)Branco, R., 2017, In : Analise Social. 52, 224, p. 534-558 25 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    9 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Here to stay? Analysing policy reversals in the aftermath of the crisis

    Daniel Cardoso (Speaker), , Rui Branco (Speaker), , Ana Guillén (Speaker), & Stefano Sacchi (Speaker)

    14 Apr 201818 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Pôle Sud (Journal)

    Rui Branco (Editor)

    1 Jan 2012

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity