Cristina RAT  

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Brief introduction

Lecturer, Sociology Department, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania


PhD, Sociology, 2008, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca

Academic profile

Working on issues related to poverty and social segregation in Romania compared to the Central-Eastern European region; analyzing the pathways of adverse inclusion embedded in social protection policies, in particular minim income guarantee schemes and family policies; the historical intertwining between social and ethnic divisions between the Roma and majority populations; the policy processes between local, national, and supra-national levels, the evolution of the “European social model” and the emergence of new policy actors.


  • “Incluziune adversa. Prestatii sociale si persistenta saraciei in randul romilor din Romania” [Adverse Inclusion. Social Transfers and the Persistence of Poverty among the Roma from Romania]. In Toma, Stefania si Foszto, Laszlo (coord.) (2011): Spectrum. Cercetari sociale despre romi. Cluj-Napoca, Editura ISPMN si Criterion, pp. 159-180.
  • “The Impact of Minimum Income Guarantee Schemes in Central and Eastern Europe” (2009). In Cerami, A., Vanhuysee, P. (eds.) Post-Communist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy Transformations in CEE, Basignstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 164-181.
  • „Romanian Roma, State Transfers, and Poverty” (2005). International Journal of Sociology, Vol. 35 (2), November 2005, pp. 85-93.


inequality, poverty, social policies

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