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Scalise, Gemma

Assistant Professor

University of Bergamo, Italy


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2017/2018, 2018/2019

Ph.D. Institution

University of Florence , Italy


Gemma Scalise’s research interests focus on the influence of European integration on the processes of social inclusion/exclusion, labour market regulation and welfare change. She defended her PhD in Sociology at the University of Florence; her project explored how individual socio-economic conditions and personal experiences shape the different narratives of Europe that characterize diverse groups of Europeans.
Between 2015 and 2016 she co-coordinated a European project on one of the key principles of the European employment strategy, the idea of Active Inclusion. As a Max Weber Fellow she has been following up the ‘Active Inclusion and Industrial Relations from a Multi-level Governance Perspective (Airmulp)’ project, funded by the European Commission. She is exploring the diverse domestic interpretations of the idea of Active Inclusion by focusing on both national regulatory architectures and the role played by political and social actors in national and local contexts.
Her publications include Il mercato non basta. Attori, istituzioni e identità dell’Europa in tempo di crisi, Florence University Press; with Luigi Burroni (2017) ‘Quando gli attori contano. Agency, eredità storiche e istituzioni nei modelli di capitalismo’, Stato e Mercato, n. 109; (2015) ‘The narrative construction of the European identity. Meanings of Europe from below’, European Societies, vol. 17, issue 4.
In 2017 Gemma was lecturer at the University of Florence for the Jean Monnet Chair on ‘Social dimension and European integration’ and in 2018 at James Madison University for the course ‘EU Economic and Social Policy’
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