International Urban Symposium-IUS: Conference "Forms of Inequality and the Legitimacy of Governance"

International Urban Symposium-IUS Conference on "Forms of Inequality and the Legitimacy of Governance", Italy, 28-31 July 2023. This 4-day International Conference is organized by the International Urban Symposium-IUS. Full details are availbale at: Mainstream publications have recently addressed inequalities in health, income, education, labour market and competition, and the gaps between different parts of a country – often worsened by the effects of stereotype and stigma. While concern with inequalities stays at the forefront of today’s public and policy debates, worldwide, equality of opportunities, of access to resources, to compete continues to be a utopia. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed pre-existing inequalities, often bringing out graphically the ramified ways in which they – individually or in combination – threaten the very fabric of the economic, social and political system. With a keen eye on citizens’ rights and their betrayal, the Conference aims to address variations of inequality across the world, the socio-economic, fiscal, legislative and political forces that determine them and the efficacy and legitimacy of the policies implemented to tackle them.