Dr Paul Stubbs is a UK-born sociologist who has lived and worked in Croatia and the wider post-Yugoslav space since 1993, combining activism, advocacy, research and consultancy. He was a founding Board Member of the Centre for Peace Studies, an NGO based in Zagreb. Since 2003, he is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb. His main research interests concern: Social policy and social inclusion at global, European and regional scales; Child Poverty and Household Coping Strategies; State and Local State Capture and Clientelism; Activisms and social movements in South East Europe; and Policy translation. He has co-edited (with Alexandra Kaasch) ‘Transformations in Global and Regional Social Policies’ (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014) and is the author of ‘Making Policy Move: towards a politics of translation and assemblage’ (with John Clarke, David Bainton and Noemi Lendvai) published by Policy Press in April 2015. He is also co-editor (with Rory Archer and Igor Duda) of a book ‘Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslavia’ to be published soon by Ashgate. He is an elected Member of the Croatian Council for Science, Higher Education and Technology.