Comparative social policy

The OSE was awarded a contract with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), in order to conduct research on health care reforms undertaken during the Great Recession. In a scenario of increasing budget constraints, the health sector has become an attractive target for policymakers seeking to rein in social spending, not least due to its size and potential for efficiency gains.

Sebastiano Sabato holds a PhD in Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane / Italian Institute of Human Sciences (SUM) in Florence. His current research interests include EU socio-economic governance, comparative social policy, social investment and social innovation, industrial relations, interest groups analysis, policy learning and policy transfer.
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Research interests: Europeanisation, European public policy, comparative welfare state politics and policies, social movements, (neo)populism, urban participatory

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