University of Torino

Filippo Barbera is Professor of economic sociology at the CPS Department of the University of Turin and fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Torino). His research interests are social innovation, foundational economy and development of marginal areas. His recent publications include Alternative Food Networks: An Interdisciplinary Assessment, 2018, Palgrave Macmillan (eds. with A. Corsi, E. Dansero, C. Peano), and The Foundational Economy and Citizenship, Bristol, Policy Press 2021 (eds. with I.R. Jones).

Professor Barbera's current research includes territorial polycentrism; metro-mountainous regions; performative citizenship; and economic sociology of anti-capitalism.


WISERD Foundational Economy Research Network
Led by Karel Williams at the University of Manchester and with a web site dedicated to the growing field of Foundational Scholarship and practice ( this network has members from stakeholder organisations and academic institutions and meets
Research Team:
Karel Williams (University of Manchester), Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University), Kevin Morgan (Cardiff University), Filippo Barbera (University of Torino ), Julie Froud