Francesco Ramella is professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Torino (Italy), where he is President of the Undergraduate Programme in “Social and Political Sciences” and Director of the International MAPS Programme (Advanced Master in Public Policy and Social Change). He is also the Editor of the journal “Stato e Mercato”, a member of the Editorial Boards of “Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy” and “South European Society & Politics”. He has carried out extensive research on innovation, local development and urban policies.
Among his recent works in English: Sociology of Economic Innovation (Routledge 2016); Fab Labs in Italy: Collective Goods of the Sharing Economy (with Cecilia Manzo, in “Stato e Mercato” 2015, forthcoming) Political Economy (in G. Ritzer, ed., The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Blackwell 2015, forthcoming); Surfing between State and Market, for One Hundred Times (in “Stato e Mercato” 2014); Society, Politics and Territory in Italy: What is Left? (in “South European Society & Politics” 2010); Negotiating Local Development: The Italian Experience of “Territorial Pacts” (in “Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy” 2010).