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DATE: 11 June 2014, 5pm-7pm. Refectory, Badia Fiesolana, EUI - Florence

Protest Event Data: New Techniques for a Time-Honoured Data Source. Keynote Lecture at the 8th Max Weber Fellows June Conference.

Over time, scholars have grown increasingly sophisticated in the use of Protest Event Data data in quantitative research. This talk will describe several historical trends in the quantitative analysis of these data, emphasizing current research that has made leaps and bounds because of both the increasing availability of protest event data, and the diffusion of computationally intensive techniques of analysis. Session will be chaired by MWF Phillip Ayoub. 


DATE: 3-6  September 2014 - University of Glasgow

8th ECPR General Conference, section Forms of Political Violence

The Standing Group on Political Violence (Covenors Dr. Lorenzo Bosi and Dr. Niall Ó Dochartaigh) of the European Consortium for Political Research-ECPR invites proposals for papers to be included in the program of the 8th ECPR General Conference, to be hosted on 3 - 6 September 2014 at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Recent Publications

Mobilizing for Democracy. Comparing 1989 and 2011

Donatella della Porta

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While the pictures used to illustrate the most recent wave of protests for democracy in North Africa represent mass protest, research on social movements and democratization have rarely interacted. This volume aims to fill this gap by looking at episodes of democratization through the lens of social movement studies.

Download the first chapter [+]

Book in the O.U.P. catalogue [+]


Dynamics of Political Violence 

Lorenzo Bosi, Chares Demetriou and Stefan Malthaner

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Dynamics of Political Violence examines how violence emerges and develops from episodes of contentious politics. It  considers a wide range of empirical cases, such as anarchist movements, ethno-nationalist and left-wing militancy in Europe, contemporary Islamist violence, and insurgencies in South Africa and Latin America. 


Outcomes of Social Movements and Protest Activities

Marco Giugni, Lorenzo Bosi, and Katrin Uba

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The Oxford Bibliography voice elaborates a comprehensive overview of the existing literature on the consequences of social movements, dividing them in political, biographical, and cultural outcomes. 


 
     
 
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Deadline: 28th August 2014
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Ruhr-University Bochum, 1-12 September 2014. Call for Applications and Papers open.
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Scuola Normale Superiore, New PhD program in Political Science and Sociology

Scuola Normale Superiore, New PhD program in Political Science and Sociology

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12 positions available
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06/05/2014

The Centre on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos) is part of the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute.

It focuses on social movements as part of broader contentious politics. It promotes theoretically-driven empirical analyses on forms, dimensions, causes and impacts of social movements, in established democracies as well as authoritarian regimes.

Particular attention is given to social movements as promoters of democratization processes.