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The Network for European Social Policy Analysis is an association of academics involved or interested in the analysis of social policy in Europe.

The Network encourages and fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis of European social policy. It is therefore open to people from a range of disciplines, including social policy, sociology, political science, international relations, history, law and economics.

It draws its membership from and defines its remit in relation to countries spanning the European continent, welcoming analysts from western, central and eastern European countries.

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5th ESPAnet Spain Annual Conference: "Inequality and democracy: public policies and social innovation"

5-6 February 2015, Barcelona, Spain, organised by the Institute of Governance and Public Policies (IGOP) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Conference Website


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