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My research concerns inequality and its territorial variations across Europe and the social, urban and regional policies aimed at tackling social exclusion and generate social cohesion. I have studied local communities and neighbourhood regeneration efforts in a cross-national perspective through ethnographic methods and policy analysis. My research interests concerns how new forms of social investment policies allow for local innovations and changed forms of values and possibilities of democratic participation for both citizens and professionals. I investigate the spaces of social work practices and the production of places in the development of cities and rural areas. My research is interdisciplinary and focus on the intersections between social work research, urban sociology, and human and political geography.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Sociology and Social Conditions
  • social integration
  • social exclusion
  • social inclusion
  • social capital
  • social cohesion
  • local community
  • belonging
  • mobility
  • ethnic minorities
  • discourse analysis
  • Welfare State
  • welfare state changes
  • welfare reform
  • social policy
  • labour market policy
  • Architecture and Spatial Planning
  • urban planning
  • capacity building
  • neighbourhood regeneration
  • local community
  • Politics and Administration
  • third way politics
  • governmentality
  • governance
  • empowerment
  • capacity development
  • Public administration and organisation
  • partnerships
  • inclusive government
  • Public Discourse
  • social inclusion
  • integration
  • third way politics


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