Pedro Hespanha

Individual researcher

Senior Researcher at Centro de Estudos Sociais, University of Coimbra

Sociologist and founding member of CES. Jubilated Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Coimbra. Main research on Social Policy. Coordinator of the Research Group on Solidarity Economy

Jubilated Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra. Senior researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, coordinating the Research Groups on Social Policy and Inequalities (POSTRADE) and on Solidarity Economy (ECOSOL/CES).

Education
1990 – PhD. in Sociology, University of Coimbra.
1968 – Bachelors Degree in Law, University of Coimbra

Areas of research
Social Policy, Social and Solidarity Economy

Some publications on the area
2018, The impact of crisis and austerity on social services and social workers in Portugal, in Christos Panagiatopoulos (org.), Financial Crisis and Social Work. Beau Bassin: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, 33-56 [with Bruno Martins and Fernando Fontes.
2017 – “Spinal Cord Injury in Portugal: Institutional and Personal Challenges”, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 28, 2, 119-128
2017 – “As reformas dos sistemas de saúde na Europa do Sul: crises e alternativas” [The Health System reforms in Southren Europe: crisis and alternatives], in Paulo Henrique Rodrigues e Isabela Santos (org.), Políticas e Riscos Sociais no Brasil e na Europa: Convergências e Divergências. São Paulo, Brasil: HUCITEC Editora, 69-98
2017 – “O papel das terras comunais na revitalização das comunidades rurais em Portugal” [the role of communal land in the revival of rural communities in Portugal], in Luiz Inácio Gaiger e Aline Mendonça dos Santos (org.), Solidariedade e Ação Coletiva. Trajetórias e Experiências. São Leopoldo, Brasil: Editorial Unisinos, 175-198
2016 – “O nome e a coisa. Sobre a invisibilidade e a ausência de reconhecimento institucional da Economia Solidária em Portugal” [The name and the thing: On the insibility and lack of institutional recognition of Solidarity Economy in Portugal], Revista de Economia Solidária, 9 [with Luciane Santos]
2016 – “Deficiência, conhecimento e transformação social” [Disability, knowledge and social change], in Bruno Sena Martins e Fernando Fontes (org.), Deficiência e Emancipação Social. Coimbra: Almedina, 39-59 (with Martins, Bruno; Fontes, Fernando; and Berg, Aleksandra)
2015 – “Welfare Cuts and Insecurity under the Rule of Austerity: the Impact of the Crisis on Portuguese Social Services”, Oñati Socio-legal Series [online], 5, 4, 1110-1132 [with Silvia Portugal]
2014 – “O Estado Social, crise e reformas” [Welfare state, crisis and reforms] (with Sílvia Ferreira and Vanda Pacheco). In José Reis (ed.) A Economia Política do Retrocesso. Crise, Causas e Objetivos (págs. 189-281). Coimbra: Almedina.
2013 – Os modos e os agentes de revitalização das aldeias [Modes and agents of rural revitalization]. ANIMAR, ICF e ADCM, Programa Mínimo de Revitalização das Aldeias. Anexo 3 Lisboa, ed. Autor (with Tiago Gillot)
2011 – Economia Solidária: questões teóricas e epistemológicas (ed.) [Solidarity economy: theoretical and epistemological issues] (with Aline Santos). Coimbra, Almedina.
2009 – Dicionário Internacional da Outra Economia (ed.) [International Dictionary of the Other Economies] (with A. Cattani, J.-L. Laville and L. I. Gaiger). Coimbra: Almedina.
2009 – “Os perfis atípicos dos nossos microempreendedores” [The atypical profile of microenterpreneurs]. In Fernando O. Baptista, Rui Jacinto and Teresa Mendes (eds.) Os Territórios de Baixa Densidade em Tempos de Mudança. Proença-a-Nova: Câmara Municipal e Centro de Ciência Viva (147-163).
2009 – “Microempreendedurismo” and “Sociedad providencia” in A. Cattani, J.-L. Coraggio and J.-L. Laville (eds) Diccionario de la Otra Economía. Buenos Aires: Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento.
2008 – Microempreeendedorismo em Portugal. Experiências e Perspectivas [Microenterpreneurship in Portugal. Experiences and Prospects] (with José Portela, Cláudia Nogueira, Mario Sérgio Teixeira and Alberto Baptista). Lisboa: INSCOOP.
2008 – “Challenges to social policies”. In Liliana Sousa (ed.) Strengthening Vulnerable Family. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
2007 – Famílias Pobres: Desafios à Intervenção Social [Poor Families. A challenge to social intervention] (with Liliana Sousa, Sofia Rodrigues and Patrícia Grilo). Lisboa: Climepsi Editores.
2007 – É o (Des)emprego fonte de pobreza? [(Un)employment as a road to poverty] (with Jorge Caleiras, Sandra Pessoa and Vanda Pacheco). Porto, REAPN.
2002 – “Patterns of exclusion/inclusion and people’s strategies” (with Iver Moller). In R. Van Berkel and Iver Moller (eds.), Active Social Policies in the EU. Inclusion Through Participation ?  [137-156]  Bristol, The Policy Press.
2002 – “Active social policies in the EU and empirical observations from case studies into types of work” (with H. Hansen, C. Machado and Rik van Berkel). In R. Van Berkel and Iver Moller (eds.), Active Social Policies in the EU. Inclusion Through Participation? [103-136] Bristol, The Policy Press.
2001 – “Os caminhos e os descaminhos do terceiro sector: a propósito da experiência portuguesa recente” [The changing pattern of third sector organizations]. In Boaventura Sousa Santos, Amélia Cohn and Aspásia Camargo (eds.) O Diálogo dos 500 Anos. Brasil e Portugal entre o passado e o futuro (599-526). Rio de Janeiro, EMC Edições.

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