My PhD Thesis is on UAB Divulga!

UAB Divulga is the newsletter that disseminates among the general public the scientific knowledge produced by the researcher affiliated to the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. They invited me to present my latest article on the Journal of Professions & Organization “Fragmented fields: professionalisms and work settings in Italian management consultancy“. Continua llegint

Special Issue on Youth and Transitions

It is with great pleasure that I announce a Special Issue on the Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, of which I am guest editor with Martina Visentin, Orazio Giancola, and Alan France. The call is entitled “Mastering youth transitions: Italy as a case for the contemporary complexities” and it aims at focusing on Italy as an emblematic case for analyzing the transitions towards adulthood.

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Stream 26 – Espanet Phd Seminar “Social Investment and inequality: exploring redistributive dilemmas”

Next Friday, September 4th 12-14, Margarita Leon and I will chair the Espanet Ph.D. Seminar Stream 26 “Social Investment and inequality: exploring redistributive dilemmas”. The seminar is open to the public and we kindly invite you to participate via Teams following this link.

The program is the following:

  1. Jacob Didia Jensen, Dept. of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University – “Social policy and the common good – How the white middle class in Northern and Southern U.S. judge who is worthy of government support”
  2. Janna Goijaerts, Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Centre, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University – “Conceptualizing Health in the Social Investment Paradigm”
  3. Oda Nordheim, Dept. of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU Trondheim – “Social Protection and its Impact on Health: How types of social spending affect self-reported health in OECD-countries”

Online seminar on Youth in Italy

Next Monday, June 8th I am going to participate in the online seminar organized by AIS (Italian Association of Sociology) coordinated by Martina Visentin. In this seminar, I am presenting the results of the study I conducted on the impact of Social Investment policies on Italian youth, published in the volume from Routledge “Italian Youth in International Context: Belonging, Constraints and Opportunities”.

The seminar is in Italian and will take place on zoom.

“See” you there!

My interview on bogus self-employment

The Sole24ore, which is the most important economic journal in Italy, asked me for a comment on the widespread phenomenon of the bogus self-employment among young professionals. This is quite a long-term problem suffered by Italian labour markets and which I have already discussed in my researches about knowledge work in Italy.

If you want to read the article by Alberto Magnani (in Italian) you can access it here. Enjoy!

What lies behind Solidarity? A critical examination of social innovation

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

Young and Social Investment. The paradox of Italy

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

CfP The Intersections of Economic Insecurity, Non-Standard Employment and Gender in Southern Europe

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.

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