Research Areas

Economy and Financialization
Addresses the crisis generating mechanisms in capitalisms and the corresponding inequality and unsustainability patterns, proposing solution policies and institutional changes capable of accommodating objectives, such as full employment, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Studies of Science and Technology
Covering a wide range of areas (health, forensic genetics, criminal research, citizenship, education, policies for science and innovation, knowledge and art as knowledge), it focuses on the public debates around the emerging technologies and forms of specialized knowledge, promoting the citizens’ involvement in science, technology and in public health.

Risk Management and Assessment
It focuses on the emergence of public risks on several fronts (health, environmental, natural and technological) and explores how public policies, their instruments, local practices and territories shape each other.