Italian Centre for Research on Universities & HE Systems

Gabriele Ballarino

Member of Scientific Board

Gabriele Ballarino (b. 1966) holds a degree in philosophy (Milan) and a PhD in Sociology and social research (Trento). He is currently professor of Economic sociology, and also teaches Education, labour market and training.

Currently his research focuses on the relations between economic life and school systems, both at the macro level (comparative school systems) and at the micro level (inequality of educational opportunities, returns to education).


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Varieties of Governance. Dynamics, Strategies, Capacities

The study of governance may be currently in fashion, but it is also a firmly-established lens through which the complexities of contemporary policy making can be analysed while examining the ways in which a society and its political processes are organized and steered. [...]