Pedro Hespanha


Sociologist and founding member of CES. I am retired Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Coimbra. My main research is on the areas of rural studies, social policies, sociology of medicine, poverty and social exclusion. I have been a visiting professor at several foreign universities. I participated as main researcher in several national and international research projects and research networks, dealing with active social policies, social exclusion and poverty, employment and unemployment experiences and strategies.Since 2008, I coordinate the Research Group on Solidarity Economy (ECOSOL/CES)

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Hespanha, Pedro (2020), A vulnerabilidade das instituições sociais básicas e a resposta de primeira linha, in José Reis (org.), Como Reorganizar um País Vulnerável?. Coimbra: Conjuntura Atual, 447 - 486

Article in Scientific journal

Serapioni, Mauro; Hespanha, Pedro (2019), "Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Impact on Economies and Societies", e-cadernos CES, 31

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Book Chapter

Hespanha, Pedro (2019), Why Is Solidarity-Type Social Enterprise Invisible in Portugal?, in Philippe Eynaud, Jean-Louis Laville, Luciane Lucas dos Santos, Swati Banerjee, Flor Avelino and Lars Hulgård (org.), Theory of Social Enterprise and Pluralism. Social Movements, Solidarity Economy, and the Global South. New York: Routledge, 173-192