Southern European Societies series

Series editor: Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Institute of Advanced Social Studies (CISC) and Laura Oso, Faculty of Sociology, University of La Coruña, Spain Editorial Board: Luís Baptista, Daniel Bertaux, Paola Borgna, María Teresa Consoli, Consuelo Corradi, Márius Domínguez, Ana Ferreira, Lígia Ferro, Frèderic LeBaron, Eleni Nina-Pazarzi, Apostolos Papadopoulos, Manuel Pérez Yruela, Roland Pfefferkorn, Alejandro Portes, Benjamín Tejerina and Cristóbal Torres

This innovative series presents cutting edge research on society, institutions and governance in the South of Europe. Featuring state-of-the-art analyses and applied research into a diverse range of social concerns, this series tackles the complexities and trajectories of southern Europe at a crossroads in its history. These authoritative books address major social issues informing academic debate and public policies at both a European and national level.

Series Aim

The aim of the book series on Southern European Societies is to conduct research in social dynamics, social problems, institutions and governance in the South of Europe. The books are intended to be authoritative projects addressing major social issues, not only in academic terms, but also to inform public policies at both a European level and national level. Each book in the series will appeal to a broad international audience, and the series editors particularly welcome projects with a comparative element.

Each book will include a collection of state-of-the-art analyses and applied research into the social problems and dynamics of southern European countries and the neighbouring areas. Comparative research between regions and countries of the South of Europe and other areas of Europe, the north of Africa and the Middle East is also welcome depending on the relevance for the topics under study.

Topics Covered

The main topics will be related to social problems of common interest for several countries of southern Europe and other areas. The Series Editors welcome submissions on topics such as: social welfare, work and employment, migrations, education, science and innovation, political participation, gender and youth, inequalities and social exclusion, EU integration and convergence, European identities, social relationships, institutions and policies, among other key topics.

The topics will be grounded mainly in sociological perspectives defined from a broad point of view, including any kind of theoretical or methodological approach that is relevant for addressing a specific issue. The book series will be open to interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration with related social sciences such as education, anthropology, social policy and others.


The books are expected to be of between 80,000 and 100,000 words, including figures and references. The series editors welcome proposals for both authored and edited works.

Network support

The book series is supported by the active collaboration of RESU (The Network of Sociology Associations of Countries of the South of Europe) and the ESA Research Network on “Southern European Societies”.

Further information

Please contact the Commissioning Editor Catherine Elgar [email protected]

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