Filippo Barbera

is Professor of Economic Sociology at the CPS Department of the University of Turin and affiliated with the Collegio Carlo Alberto. His research interests are social innovation, foundational economy and development of marginal areas. Recent publications include ‘Alternative Food Networks: An Interdisciplinary Assessment’, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 (co-ed. with A. Corsi, E. Dansero and C. Peano), and ‘The Foundational Economy and Citizenship, Policy Press, 2021 (co-ed. with I. R. Jones).


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Polycentric voices

Call for a European urban/rural balance

Populations worldwide are increasingly urban and, so the argument goes, take precedence. But what of the ‘unrecognized’ rural minority? In Italy, mountain regions are more than weekend retreats: they provide the chance to rethink strategies that could also liberate the city.

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