Yuri Kazepov

Yuri Kazepov
University of Vienna | UniWien · Institut für Soziologie

MA (Political Science), PhD (Sociology)

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Introduction
Yuri Kazepov currently works at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna. Yuri does research in Comparative Social Policy, Urban Sociology, Multilevel governance and environmental sociology. Current projects include: 1) "the challenges of urban futures" (research platform) 2) "Municipal Neighbourhood Experiments" (JPI) 3) "CLEAR Constructing Learning Outcomes in Europe. A multilevel Analysis of (under)achievement in the Life Course" (EU-Horizon).
Additional affiliations
March 2015 - present
University of Vienna
Position
  • Professor of International Urban Sociology
November 1998 - October 2014
Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Position
  • Rector's delegate for eLearning

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Publications (111)
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To submit your abstract: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/conferences/rc21-sensing-the-city/call-for-papers/submit-your-abstract/ ------- The RC21 Conference theme of “Sensing and Shaping the City; Power, People, Place,” focuses on how citizens experience the fragmentary, unequal and contradictory realities of global urbanity. In keeping with this, we...
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The provision of housing plays a decisive role in segregation processes. In a European context increasingly influenced by variegated neo-liberal housing policies, Vienna’s approach is characterised by generous access to social housing. This inclusive strategy aims at actively preventing segregation and the isolation of certain groups. Over the last...
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Territorial disparities and youth labour markets have been often considered as separated themes, due to challenges in data availability. Comparative regional or sub-regional research on youth labour market integration (YLMI) have been therefore scarce. In this article, we address this gap by presenting a composite measure of YLMI that covers a wide...
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Air pollution is one of the primary concerns of our society for its effect on human health and the environment. Among the policy measures that can be put in place to limit air pollutant emissions, end-of-pipe technologies and/or regulatory instruments may be implemented through legislative acts. Also, equally important are behavioural measures, req...
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Starting from the 1990s, several reforms modified the territoriality of European welfare states, which was articulated across multiple scales. As a consequence, the relevance of service provision and local welfare highly increased. In this contribution, we conceptualize the territorial dimension as an analytical dimension in social policy research....
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Youth (un)employment and differences between countries gained increased attention in Europe. A relevant research strand on youth and transitions identifies the existence of different regimes or transition systems, building typologies based on analytical dimensions that refer to institutional traits and outcomes of labour market and education system...
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Countries’ institutional configurations and structural characteristics play an important role in shaping transitions from school to work. Recent empirical evidence shows significant regional and territorial differences in youth unemployment and labor market participation. Along this research strand, we argue in favor of a place-sensitive approach t...
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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book discusses the ways in which youth try to organize themselves through conventional and non-conventional patterns of political participation. It shows how comparing and contrasting two different generations of young people may be an...
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The debate on territorial cohesion and spatial inequality recognises the role and influence different scales have on individuals' opportunities with extended effects especially for young people's life chances. In particular, a regional perspective into territorial disparities of socioeconomic conditions and welfare in Europe provides a more fine-gr...
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Vienna is widely recognised as an example of urban sustainability, crowned as one of the most liveable cities worldwide by several quality of life rankings. Despite being highly committed to incorporating the ecological and social dimension into its urban development strategy, Vienna is undergoing a deep transition, orienting its urban policy more...
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The chapter investigates the relationship between social investment (SI) and lifelong learning (LLL). First, we present and describe the SI and LLL perspectives, reviewing their foundations and main principles. Even if lifelong learning policies are considered part of a SI strategy, the origin of LLL perspective dates back to the 1960s. These appro...
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In this chapter, we draw a range of overall conclusions from our case-study based investigation of how local social innovations operate as vehicles of welfare reform. We reflect on the impact of the increased interest of policy-makers in social innovation and on the relationship between social innovation and other social policy paradigms, notably t...
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The rise of social innovation as a paradigm for social intervention is part of the ongoing restructuring process of post-war European welfare systems’. The chapter analyses this transformation focusing on how social innovation relates to other, more institutionalised paradigms of social intervention, namely social protection and social investment....
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Most of the scholars emphasise the local dimension and the bottom-up dynamics as the modus of social innovation. At the same time, they tend to assume that other (higher) spatial, institutional and political levels are hostile to social innovation. These assumptions entail manifold risks for both social research and action. In this chapter, we chal...
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This chapter addresses the consolidation processes of socially innovative initiatives. In particular, it aims at understanding which are the conditions favouring or constraining their (at least potential) survival and/or development. We consider social innovation as a relational process that is contextually embedded. It raises as a reaction to the...
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In this introductory chapter, we present our understanding of the core concepts of this book, namely social innovation and poverty, and situate these concepts in contemporary debates on the governance of welfare provision. We define social innovation as actions that satisfy social needs through the transformation of social relations, which cruciall...
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This article explores the interface between lifelong learning policies and the definition of social vulnerability of young adults in two regions located within the European Union. Girona comprises a constellation of small towns with important industry, service and hospitality sectors. Vienna is a global city where many key international operators a...
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This chapter discusses the potential of social innovations as effective policies and actions to reduce poverty. Social innovations are driven by an unconventional mix of actors and apply multidimensional approaches to respond to social needs that are not adequately met by macro-level welfare policies. The chapter first gives a brief overview of the...
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This chapter makes use of the first effort to construct cross-country comparable reference budgets in Europe to show what the large cross-national differences in living standards imply in practice for the adequacy of incomes at the level of the at-risk-of-poverty threshold. The budgets show that, in the poorest EU Member States, even adequate food...
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In our contribution, we investigate the relationship between social investment (SI) and lifelong learning (LLL), discussing how LLL can be integrated theoretically within a SI approach, by focussing on the ideational principles and policy strategies. First, we describe the SI and LLL perspectives, reviewing their foundations and main principles. Th...
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European cities have attracted considerable theoretical and empirical attention since Max Weber identified in medieval occidental cities the requisite conditions for the development of capitalism. Scholars from different disciplines have attempted to highlight their distinctive characteristics and trace their development and changing nature. In ord...
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This document presents preliminary findings related to context-specific living conditions of young adults at the regional level. In order to better inform policies, more effort is needed in developing richer context-based information at regional and local level. Identifying existing data gaps and improving the availability of territorial informatio...
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The worsening of young people’s condition on the labour market has been described as a long-term trend of contemporary advanced capitalist economies. In recent years, the NEET (not in employment, education or training) label has been increasingly used to assess the integration of young people into the labour market. Does the NEET category adequatel...
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Cet ouvrage analyse la constitution des trajectoires éducatives des élèves français dans un contexte européen. Tour à tour pleinement comparatif ou centré sur le cas national, les angles d’analyse mobilisés (gouvernance, parcours de vie, intersectionnalité) actualisent ou renouvellent les connaissances le sujet. Une aide pour comprendre pourquoi le...
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The scientific debate on social investment (SI) is moving from an ideological and normative approach towards a more realistic one. Scholars are paying closer attention to the actual developments in social policy and to the contextual conditions and impacts of SI policies. Considering this, two main issues arise. First, that SI policies are politica...
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Degraded air quality severely affects the health of citizens worldwide. The design of effective policies requires exploring public preferences for environmental and air quality policy instruments. Within the EC-FP7 SEFIRA project, using a choice experiment that stresses the trade-offs between attributes, this study investigates public preferences f...
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Air quality and climate change policies are finding new common grounds today as increasing social complexity requires better integration of separate knowledge domains. This chapter addresses the complex relationship between these two policy domains, their scientific background and the related acceptability issue, which varies substantially among co...
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Drawing on findings from a large EU-funded research project that took place over three years, this book analyses educational trajectories of young people in eight European countries: Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. Contributors explore interactions between structural and institutional conte...
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This is the first English-language book to take a comparative look at the Italian welfare state as a whole since the 2008 economic crisis, and it will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers as well as students.
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Social assistance schemes play a special role within social policies as they are supposed to be the last safety net for people in economic need. In this chapter I will focus my attention on the cash dimension of social assistance and identify some general trends. Despite its limits, this perspective provides a privileged entry into some relevant fe...
Technical Report
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This report aims at assessing initiatives, actions and organisations focussing on diversity in Milan (Italy), and their governance arrangements.
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This report aims at assessing the role of diversity in urban policy in Italy, with a focus on the case of Milan. Even though we will provide a general overview of diversity discourses mentioning a number of different groups and targets, our focus will be mostly on in-migrant diversity. This is due mainly to the fact that – as interviews and policy...
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The territorial dimension of social policies has for long been a neglected perspective in comparative social policy analysis. Scholars took for granted that social policies were national policies and almost all comparative work which has been done after the Second World War based comparisons on national data. This is not surprising; social policies...
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Die territoriale Dimension der Sozialpolitik ist in der vergleichenden sozialpolitischen Analyse lange vernachlässigt worden, nicht anders als die Rolle der Städte und der lokalen Wohlfahrtssysteme. In der wissenschaftlichen Debatte galt Sozialpolitik ganz selbstverständlich als nationale Politik und so gut wie alle vergleichenden Untersuchungen, d...
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Starting from the increasingly widespread need to develop effective teaching in complex transnational settings, this chapter presents an innovative blended model with Web 2.0 collaborative learning strategies built in. The model balances pedagogical, technical and content related issues into an ad hoc institutionally designed 60 ECTS (European Cred...
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Participation is a popular buzzword in contemporary urban studies. For some, it implies a deepening of democratic deliberation; for others, it represents grassroots resistance to powerful elites and neoliberalization. Rather than seeing participation as either consensus-building or conflicts of interest, as either a top-down or bottom-up process, t...
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Negli ultimi trent'anni il mondo è cambiato profon-damente, così anche le società europee. Significativi cam-biamenti socioeconomici e sociodemografici hanno ini-ziato a esercitare forti pressioni sulle istituzioni che erano preposte ad affrontare i rischi sociali degli anni post bel-lici. Anni caratterizzati da crescita economica, espansione della...
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Starting from the increasingly widespread need to develop effective teaching in complex transnational settings, this chapter presents an innovative blended model with Web 2.0 collaborative learning strategies built in. The model balances pedagogical, technical and content related issues into an ad hoc institutionally designed 60 ECTS (European Cred...
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Starting from the increasingly widespread need to develop effective teaching in complex transnational settings, this chapter presents an innovative blended model with Web 2.0 collaborative learning strategies built in. The model balances pedagogical, technical and content related issues into an ad hoc institutionally designed 60 ECTS (European Cred...
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Starting from the increasingly widespread need to develop effective teaching in complex transnational settings, this chapter presents an innovative blended model with Web 2.0 collaborative learning strategies built in. The model balances pedagogical, technical and content related issues into an ad hoc institutionally designed 60 ECTS (European Cred...
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This paper seeks to disentangle analytically the trends towards the subsidiarization of social policies in Europe addressing how the social policy reforms changed actors’ governance arrangements and altered the government scales involved over the last few decades. Following an introductory analysis of the main causes of the subsidiarization of soci...
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This chapter looks at the impact of new forms of local governance that are emerging in Italy, as a result of welfare reforms that occurred from 1990 to 2004. The chapter is particularly concerned with activation policies, which are policies aimed at fighting the social exclusion of people. It shows that these policies have been chosen because they...
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This chapter discusses the impact of new forms of local governance emerging in Italy as a result of welfare reforms that took place from 1990 to 2004. Particular attention is devoted to activation policies – policies aimed at combating the social exclusion of people in a condition of economic and social need by empowering or obligating individuals...
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This document deals with the different institutional arrangements of minimum income and social integration policies in Europe. It stems from the synthesis report the authors prepared for the EU peer review process, which aimed at placing the Belgian DIS policy in a comparative European context. Five questions are addressed in this document concerni...