Research Institute on Population and Social Policies


The word globalization has become one of the most commonly used in the social sciences. To what extent is this simply a fad or a new economic, political and social phenomenon? Taking up the research carried out by IRPPS scholars in recent years, the Research Line addresses three different aspects of globalization: in economics, technology and politics. Economic globalization has overwhelmingly invaded daily life. The new information technologies are probably the factor that allowed and facilitated globalization in the other economic, social and cultural dimensions. What are the innovations that will enable economic development to be triggered? To what extent is globalization also changing political life? Are international organizations today able to govern the processes of change? Particular attention will be paid to the possibility of achieving a democratization of globalization through the reform of international organizations.

• The Contractor has actively participated in the Report on research and innovation in Italy. Science and technology policy analysis and data, National Research Council, Rome, June 2018.

• The International Criminal Justice Project concluded with the publication of the volume Daniele Archibugi & Alice Pease, Crime and Punishment in the Global Society. International crimes and trials(Castelvecchi, Rome, 2017), also available in English with the title Crime and Global Justice. The Dynamics of International Punishment (Polity Press, Cambridge, 2018). The volume was presented and discussed, among other things, at the Senate Library, Rome (01.02.2018), University College London (27.02.2018), the London School of Economics and Political Science (28.02.2018) , the City University of New York (09.04.2018), Birkbeck College, University of London (02.05.2018), the Luiss University of Rome (17.05.2018).

• The Citi-rights Project ended with the publication of the volume Daniele Archibugi & Ali Emre Benli (edited by), Claiming Citizenship Rights in Europe. Emerging Challenges and Political Agents (Routledge, London, 2018).

• The research line on investing in innovation in Europe has generated a Working Paper Investment in innovation for European recovery: a public policy priority by Daniele Archibugi, Andrea Filippetti and Marion Frenz 2018, (IRPPS Working papers 110/2018).