This foreword illustrates the framework of scientific cooperation between the sociological associations of Southern Europe, within which the focus section of this edition is placed. Sociologia Italiana, the journal of the Italian Sociological Association, Sociology On Line, the journal of the Portuguese Association of Sociology, and RES-Revista Española de Sociología, the journal of the Spanish Federation of Sociology, have launched a joint call for papers on the topic «Connecting sociological research with social problems and public policies: implications for Southern European societies», aimed at exploring issues that are particularly significant for Southern European societies, such as changes in the welfare state, work and employment, education, migration, social cohesion and political participation. Sociologia Italiana has selected six of the papers submitted: five are presented in this focus section and one in the Theory and Research section.
- DOI: 10.1485/AIS_2018/12_3435563
Teoria e ricercaVieni, vieni in città, che stai a fare in campagna? (Come, come to the city, what are you doing in the country?), di G. NuvolatiIl comportamento elettorale delle aree marginali. Una proposta di analisi (Electoral behaviour and social peripheries. A proposal for the analysis), di C.C. De Falco e P. SabatinoInter-municipal cooperation in Italy. Analysis and an opening research agenda for the Municipal Unions case, di M. Bocchino
FocusForeword to the focus Connecting sociological research with social problems and public policies: implications for Southern European societies, di C. Corradi e P. BorgnaVoci dalla «trincea»: ricerca sul lavoro emozionale degli operatori nei centri di detenzione amministrativa per stranieri irregolari in Italia (Voices from the «frontline»: the emotional labour of workers in administrative detention centres for irregular migrants), di F. Bugoni e G. Battista CorvinoWelfare, élite distributrici e clientele sociali. Un’analisi comparativa a proposito delle indennità per il bracciantato agricolo in Calabria e in Andalusia (Welfare, supply elites and social clients. A comparative analysis of benefits paid to farm labourers in Calabria and Andalusia), di V. De LucaContrastare la povertà estrema a partire dalla casa. L’Housing First in Calabria, tra limiti e potenziali sviluppi 8Combatting extreme poverty, starting from housing. The potential and limits of Housing First in Calabria), di S. Licursi, G. Marcello, E. Pascuzzi