Friday 14 October 2022

Online Book Launch: Social Welfare Issues in Southern Europe

The Malta Sociological Association, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, and the Department of  Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malta, will be hosing the online book launch of 'Social Welfare Issues in Southern Europe', edited by Dr Maria Brown and Dr Michael Briguglio and published by Routledge.  

The book launch will take place online (via Zoom) on Thursday 27 October between 1730 and 1900 CET. The following authors will be discussing the book and will be answering questions from the audience: Maria Brown, Michael Briguglio, Luca Verzelloni, Carla Valadas, Joanne Cassar, Jesus Sabariego, Peter Mayo

The event will be chaired and moderated by Liliana Cumura, Bridget Borg, Maria C. Borg on behalf of the Malta Sociological Association
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More details on the book, which is available in hardback and electronic copy, and which includes a special discount through code on event poster:

This volume is the first of its kind to discuss social welfare issues using case studies from a broad range of Southern European countries, both large and small, a decade after the financial crisis. It identifies similarities and differences in the ways in which Southern European countries engage with specific welfare issues and examines whether Southern European welfare is distinct from that of the rest of the continent. The book also engages with the impact of COVID-19 on the social welfare issues under investigation. The volume is divided into four sections, each examining in detail issues including employment, education, health, sexuality, globalization, social movements and migration. With its contributions from experts in the field, the volume is recommended for academics, researchers and students of sociology, social policy, economics, education, politics and social movements.

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