Europe is facing new and radical challenges that demand extraordinary resilience from EU members, especially southern European societies, because of their outlying position and specific social problems in comparison with their EU neighbours. The difficulties of building a united Europe in the wake of the economic, financial and political crisis have exposed divergences in EU governance. In this context, sociology is an important tool to inform public policies and to provide the general public with an understanding of current challenges. The uses of sociology have social, political and practical implications in fields that are especially significant for southern European societies, such as welfare, work and employment, education, migration, social cohesion and political participation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Introduction to the special issue. Connecting sociological research with social problems and public policies: Implications for southern European societies|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Revista Espanola de Sociologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|