Yunailis Salazar IGOP Yunailis Salazar is a PhD student in Politics, Policies and International Relations at the Institute of Government and Public Policies (IGOP) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her thesis focuses on the implementation of socially responsible public procurement in the Barcelona City Council. Her research experience is mainly on urban governance and public administration, local public services, social innovation, community action, citizen participation and the emergence of municipalist candidacies in the context of the 2008 financial crisis and austerity policies in Spain. She has been awarded a PhD Industrial grant of the Catalan Government’s Agency for Management of University and Research Grants.


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Public administration, public policies, socially responsible public procurement, urban governance, local government, local politics, citizen participation, community action, social and solidarity economy, social services.


  • Blanco, I., Lowndes, V., and Salazar, Y. (2022) Understanding institutional dynamics in participatory governance: how rules, practices and narratives combine to produce stability or diverge to create conditions for change, Critical Policy Studies, 16:2, 204-223,
  • Blanco, I., Salazar, Y. and Bianchi, I. (2020). Urban governance and political change under a radical left government: The case of Barcelona. Journal of Urban Affairs, 42(1), 18-38
  • Martínez Moreno, R., Cruz Gallach, H., Blanco, I., & Salazar, Y. (2019). La innovación social, ¿prácticas para producir autonomía, empoderamiento y nueva institucionalidad? Revista Internacional De Sociología, 77(2), e126.