From January 2000 the European Commission launched the idea of a “European space” of research in order to coordinate activities, programs and national and regional research policies. Italy seems to be an exception: recurrent cuts to higher education and increase in precariousness threaten the core of scientific research, beruf and professional ethos of the (young) knowledge- workers. The survey presented in the paper offers an overview of the situation of many precarious researchers working in the universities of south Italy. The personal aspects of their academic experience – such as the relation with colleagues and superiors, the necessity to work without an income and accomplishing non pertinent tasks, the gradual dismissal from university – are further analysed through in-depth interviews carried out with a sample of precarious researchers working in the University of Salento.
Precarious Researchers. An Exploratory Study in the Universities of Central and South Italy
Gaballo G. (2016) "Precarious Researchers. An Exploratory Study in the Universities of Central and South Italy " Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 8(3), 98-125. DOI: 10.14658/PUPJ-IJSE-2016-3-6
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