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Social Vulnerability in European Cities

The Role of Local Welfare in Times of Crisis

  • Costanzo Ranci
  • Taco Brandsen
  • Stefania Sabatinelli

Part of the Work and Welfare in Europe book series (RECOWE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Macro Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Costanzo Ranci, Taco Brandsen, Stefania Sabatinelli
      Pages 3-30
    3. Marianna d’Ovidio, Costanzo Ranci
      Pages 31-63
  3. Structural Mechanisms and Social Policy in Local Welfare Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Manuel Aguilar Hendrickson, Stefania Sabatinelli
      Pages 67-102
    3. Laurent Fraisse, Anna Escobedo
      Pages 103-133
    4. Giuliana Costa, Benjamin Ewert
      Pages 134-159
    5. Giuliana Costa, Gojko Bežovan, Pietro Palvarini, Taco Brandsen
      Pages 160-186
  4. Vulnerable Groups: Coping with Uncertainty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Lara Maestripieri, Stefania Sabatinelli
      Pages 189-220
    3. Renata Siemieńska, Ilona Matysiak
      Pages 221-243
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Costanzo Ranci, Taco Brandsen, Stefania Sabatinelli
      Pages 273-298
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 299-306

About this book


What has been the impact on social cohesion of contemporary cities in Europe, of the rise of new social risks and of the recent economic crisis? Focussing on 20 European urban contexts, this book provides an empirical analysis of the socio-economic transformations driving the emergence of new social risks and of the capacity of welfare policies.


care labor market labor markets migration social policy transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Costanzo Ranci
    • 1
  • Taco Brandsen
    • 2
  • Stefania Sabatinelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Polytechnic of MilanItaly
  2. 2.Radboud University NijmegenThe Netherlands

About the editors

Manuel Aguilar, University of Barcelona, Spain Gojko Be ovan, University of Zagreb, Crotia Sandro Cattacin, University of Geneva, Switzerland Giuliana Costa, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy Marianna d'Ovidio, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy Anna Escobedo, University of Barcelona, Spain Benjamin Ewert, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany Laurent Fraisse, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire pour la Sociologie Economique, France Lara Maestripieri, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy Ilona Matysiak, University of Warsaw, Poland Patricia Naegeli, University of Geneva, Switzerland Pietro Palvarini, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy Renata Siemie?ska, University of Warsaw, Italy

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