Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP)

The Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP) is a research center of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), where it is based.

The IGOP promotes research, training and social transfer in the field of government and public policy from an interdisciplinary approach and, above all, with the ability to combine academic excellence with an impact on social reality. These two objectives are fully reflected in its activities: research and training.

We undertake both competitive research projects (projects essentially driven by the European Commission, the Government of Spain - R & D projects or others - or by the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia) and applied research through agreements or specific commissions with various institutions and other entities. We have a broad research portfolio mainly focused on the study of the activities of public authorities and their relations with stakeholders. Currently our research areas are structured among two research groups URGOCIS (Urban Governance, Commons, Internet and Social Innovation) and AGAPP (Public Policy Analysis Management and Assessment).

We also combine a PhD Program in Politics Policies and International Relations with various masters’ degrees, postgraduate studies and other non-regulated teaching offers. Finally, the IGOP has its own School of Social and Urban Policy (IGOP School). This facility, located in the Nou Barris district of Barcelona, in addition to hosting the usual activities of a research center - such as visits of researchers, project meetings, study days or training activities -, is working as a place to generate processes of social transfer and shared construction of knowledge.

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27 p, 232.2 KB El salto a la nueva extrema derecha : una aproximación a los votantes de Plataforma per Catalunya / Hernández-Carr, Aitor (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques)
El partido anti-inmigración Plataforma per Catalunya ha experimentado un notable crecimiento electoral a lo largo de los últimos años. A partir de diferentes entrevistas a votantes del partido, el texto trata de descifrar los motivos por los que electores que no guardaban ningún tipo de relación con el ámbito político de la extrema derecha tradicional han pasado a votar a un partido que es socialmente etiquetado como tal. [...]
The anti-immigration party Platform for Catalonia has experienced a relevant electoral growth over the past few years. Through a series of interviews with party voters, the text tries to understand the reasons why voters that did not have any relation with the traditional extreme right have come to vote for a party that is socially labeled as such. [...]

2013 - 10.5209/rev_POSO.2013.v50.n2.38177
Política y Sociedad, Vol. 50 Núm. 2 (2013) , p. 601-627  
28 p, 363.4 KB Polítiques culturals : tot buscant legitimitats / Barbieri, Nicolás (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Fina, Xavier (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya)
Barcelona : Galaxia Gutenberg, 2019
Canvi d'època i de polítiques públiques a Catalunya, 2019, p. 404-421  
13 p, 373.5 KB El auge del crowdfunding en la esfera cultural.¿Nueva arquitectura de la producción compartida o simple reformulación de la fragilidad y precariedad del sector? / Barbieri, Nicolás (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Fina, Xavier (Escola de Musica de Catalunya) ; Partal, Adriana (RMIT University) ; Subirats, Joan (Subirats i Humet) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Las experiencias vinculadas al crowdfunding, particularmente en la esfera cultural, se han expandido de manera inimaginable apenas hace unos años. Este fenómeno no puede desvincularse de la gran transformación que representa internet en múltiples aspectos y campos de la actividad social, económica y política. [...]
Crowdfunding experiences, especially in the cultural field, have expanded in an unthinkable manner in the last few years. This phenomenon is linked to the major transformation of the Internet in many aspects of social, economic and political activity. [...]

2019 - 10.3989/arbor.2019.791n1003
Arbor, Vol. 195 (2019)  
109 p, 1.1 MB L'equitat en les polítiques culturals : estudi de casos amb metodologia de recerca participativa / Barbieri, Nicolás (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques) ; Salazar, Yunailis (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques)
Barcelona : Diputació de Barcelona, 2019 (Eines : Sèrie Cultura)  
7 p, 632.5 KB Es la desigualdad, también en cultura / Barbieri, Nicolás (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques)
La cultura es la dimensión relegada de la desigualdad. Ni los derechos culturales tienen un papel significativo en las estrategias para abordar la creciente desigualdad en las ciudades ni la equidad es la prioridad en la agenda de las políticas culturales. [...]
Culture is the overlooked dimension of inequality. Cultural rights do not have a significant place in strategies for addressing growing urban inequalities. Nor equity is the main concern in cultural policies agenda. [...]

Cultura y Ciudadanía. Pensamiento, 2018  
29 p, 912.6 KB A narrative-interactionist approach to policy change analysis. Lessons from a case study of the cultural policy domain in Catalonia / Barbieri, Nicolás (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques)
The cultural policy domain can be considered a relevant object of study for analyzing policy change processes in which policy discourse and the ambiguity of language have a central role. However, there are few studies that analyze cultural policy and policy change. [...]
2015 - 10.1080/19460171.2015.1014519
Critical Policy Studies, Vol. 9 Núm. 4 (2015) , p. 434-453  
The Social Investment challenge and young Italians / Maestripieri, Lara
Routledge, 2019
Italian Youth in International Context. Belonging, Constraints and Opportunities, 2019  
Creating alternative economic spaces. The socially innovative practices of solidarity purchasing groups / Maestripieri, Lara
Oxford University Press, 2019
Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation, 2019, p. -00  
20 p, 353.6 KB Solidarity Purchasing Groups as social innovators : an analysis of alternative food networks in Italy / Arcidiacono, Davide (Università degli Studi di Catania. Department of Sociology) ; Maestripieri, Lara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques)
The marketisation of food and the rise of mass retailers have created an unbalanced supply chain where, above all, small producers and customers are weaker. In contrast to this scenario, in the last twenty years agriculture and food markets have become an increasingly relevant space for the experimentation of innovative social practice in order to fix this anomaly and try to rebalance the distribution of value in the whole supply chain. [...]
La mercantilización del sector de la comida y la creciente importancia de los minoristas de masas han creado una cadena de suministro desequilibrada donde, sobre todo, los pequeños productores y los consumidores son más débiles. [...]

2019 - 10.22325/fes/res.2019.26
Revista española de sociología, Vol. 28 Núm. 3, suppl 1 (2019) , p. 15  
8 p, 276.5 KB Populism and democracy / Castaño, Pablo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques)
Discussions on the relation between populism and democracy have become growingly frequent in the literature. Some authors consider that there is a virtuous relation between both phenomena, while others define the relation between populism and democracy as ambiguous, and a third stream views populism as a threat for democracy. [...]
Los debates sobre la relación entre populismo y democracia son cada vez más frecuentes en la literatura. Ciertos autores consideran que existe una relación virtuosa entre ambos fenómenos, mientras otros definen la relación entre populismo y democracia como ambigua, y una tercera corriente ve el populismo como una amenaza para la democracia. [...]

2018 - 10.3989/ris.2018.
Revista internacional de sociología, Vol. 76 Núm. 4 (october 2018) , p. e113