Associate Professor of Sociology at OSC, Sciences Po

Political Sociology

Bio :

Emanuele Ferragina joined Sciences Po in January 2015. He is assistant Professor at the Observatoire sociologique du changement (OSC) and the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP), and Associate Member of the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. Prior to Sciences Po, he was Departmental Lecturer at University of Oxford where he also received his PhD.

Emanuele is interested in the political economy of the welfare state, the individual and macro determinants of social capital and social participation, and the innovative use of the comparative method.

Besides academia, he has established (with a group of Italian researchers) the think tank Fonderia Oxford, which has the objective of raising public awareness about important societal issues, such as the rigidity of the Italian labour market, the lack of social cohesion in the Mezzogiorno, and the Italian brain drain. He also regularly writes for Il FattoQuotidiano about equality, labour market issues, party politics, the welfare state and lower league football. His research has attracted the attention of the Italian media and his work has been discussed in TV, Radio programs, and by the main Italian newspapers. His books Chi Troppo, Chi Niente (2013) (trans. Who gets too much, who gets nothing) and La Maggioranza Invisibile (trans. The Invisible Majority) (2014) are national best sellers.

Personal page :

See Emanuele FERRAGINA personal page for further information

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LIEPP Publication(s) :

Articles and Contributions to Collective Works


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