In the newly published book of Nicholls and Ziegler “Creating Space for Social Innovation” (Oxford University Press) you can find a chapter on my research on Solidarity Purchasing Groups. The chapter is entitled “Creating alternative economic spaces. The socially innovative practices of solidarity purchasing groups” and it includes an examination of the concept of solidarity and how it is put in practice by the activities of the Solidarity Purchasing Groups. Continua llegint
One of the principle of Social Investment lies in the promotion of the educational level of the young, in the assumption that having more education will help in access more good jobs. But what happen when the good jobs are scarcely available for the deficiencies of the labour demand? This is the question behind the chapter “The Social Investment challenge and young Italians”, published in the book Italian Youth in International Context. Belonging, Constraints and Opportunities, Routledge 2019. Continua llegint
It is with great pleasure that I announce the publication of the article “Solidarity Purchasing Groups as social innovators: an analysis of alternative food networks in Italy” written with my colleague and friend Davide Arcidiacono. Continua llegint
I am so happy to announce the Call for Papers of the new Research Topic published in Frontiers in Sociology. The CfP is entitled “The Intersections of Economic Insecurity, Non-Standard Employment and Gender in Southern Europe” and it is coedited with Christiana Ierodiakonou, from the University of Cyprus.
In the last week, the Italian online observatory on social policies has published an article on mine, based on the results of the VINe project. The article (in Italian) is entitled “Part-time involontario nel Sud Europa. Una nuova forma di precarietà per le donne?” and it resumes the main results published in the chapter written with M. Leon, published in “Part-Time Work, the new normal?” edited by H. Nicolaisen, H. C. Kavli and R. Steen Jensen for Policy Press.
In the seminar cycle on Vulnerability and Insecurity organised by Costanzo Ranci (Laboratory of Social Policies), I will be presenting my project MSCA VINE in the frame of the Eccellence Project of DASTtU Department. The seminar will revolve around a theorisation of risk and vulnerability, and its relationship with territorial fragility.
I am very proud to announce that my project VINE, financed under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie program of the European Commission, is going to participate to the Sociology Week Festival, which is going to take place in the first week in October.
The first week of September, I have been visiting the University of El Salvador invited as guest lecturer of qualitative methods at the Master of Political Science.
The Master is the first activated in this small country that has a difficult past and a present full of hopes. My students are a new generation, deeply involved in the development of their country and they have been enthusiastically learning techniques for investigating social phenomenona by understanding social process occurring in their country.
The project VINE studies the relationship between gender and the economic insecurity of families, focusing in particular on the role of involuntary part-time work in Southern Europe. One of the scope of the project was the development of policy recommendations to fight this phenomenon in Europe.
The Policy recommendations – now available in Spanish on the UAB DDD – have been developed during the VINE lab, held in the Escola d’Estiu IGOP the past June. In the document, policy-makers and stakeholders can access the three main policy interventions that municipalities can promote to fight women’s segregation into involuntary part-time employment: communication against women’s segregation into certain sectors/occupations more exposed to this type of contract, more stringent requirements for public contracts and universal basic income combined with paid training.
The VINE policy recommendations especially draws the attention on the role of labour demand and the local productive systems in provoking women’s segregation into certain sectors. One of the main lines of intervention for local bodies favours the reconversion of the local productive system to advanced business services and technologically-advanced manufacturing, which offers better working conditions and more gender equality.