Emanuele Ferragina

Associate Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po
  • Emanuele Ferragina (OSC)Emanuele Ferragina (OSC)

contact: emanuele.ferragina(at)sciencespo.fr - Tel: +33 (0)1 45 49 54 56

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Emanuele Ferragina is Associate Professor at Sciences Po. He is affiliated with the OSC and the LIEPP, since January 2015.
He is also Associate Member of the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford.
Habilitation Thesis (HDR) « Comprendre l’évolution des régimes d’Etat‑providence » (defence 27th of March 2017, dir. Olivier GODECHOT. Committee: Fran BENNETT, Bernhard EBBINGHAUS, Olivier GIRAUD, Colin HAY, Serge PAUGAM).

Research topics

Emanuele’s research interests lie at the crossroad between social structural arrangements and everyday lives.
His work has mainly focus on two big themes:

  • Comparative Social Policy
    • Welfare regime theory
    • the use of comparative method
    • family and labour market policies
  • The Determinants of Social Participation and Social Capital
    • the socio-economic and historical factors affecting social capital in European regions
    • the relation between social capital and inequality
    • the determinants of participation in the United Kingdom
    • the amoral familism theory

Latest publications



  • 2020 (avec Mirna Safi, Philippe Coulangeon, Olivier Godechot, Emily Helmeid, Stefan Pauly, Ettore Recchi, Nicolas Sauger, Jen Schradie, Katharina Tittel et Andrew Zola), « La France confinée. Anciennes et nouvelles inégalités », In: Marc Lazar, Guillaume Plantin et Xavier Ragot (dir.), Le monde d'aujourd'hui. Les sciences sociales au temps de la Covid-19, Presses de Sciences Po, p. 95-116.
  • 2018 (with Alessandro Arrigoni), "Are young people outsiders and does it matter ?", In: Jacqueline O'Reilly, Mark Smith, Tiziana Nazio, Clémentine Moyart (ed.), Youth employment (STYLE Handbook), p. 30-32.
  • 2016, "The social capital of European regions", In: Hans Westlund and Johan P. Larsson (ed.), Handbook of Social Capital and Regional Development, Edward Elgar, p. 257-295.  
  • 2016, "Social Capital", In: John Stone et al., The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism, 1st ed. 

Editorial Boards

Besides academia

Friuli Progetto Future Forum 2016 (1-5 February, Udine), "Scenari Di Ricostruzione Economica", scientific coordinator & speaker.

Emanuele Ferragina 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 (trans. Who gets too much, who gets nothing, 2013) and La Maggioranza Invisibile (trans. The Invisible Majority, 2014) are national best sellers.

Article mis à jour le 19-10-2020
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