DATE: 19 November 2014, 10 AM - 5:30 PM. Seminar Room (first floor) Villa Pagliaiuola
Cosmos Talks. "Micro-level perspectives on political violence"
How and why individuals come to join armed groups and perpetrate violent attacks has been a constant concern of research on political violence. Initial approaches that focused on individual predispositions and “profiles”, as well as simplistic notions of radicalization as a linear process determined by “exposure” to ideas or radicalizing agents have gradually been replaced by more nuanced pathway-models.
DATE: 12 November 2014, 5-7 PM. Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana
Marxism(s) in Social Movements Working Group. "Making a Case for a Marxist Revival in Social Movement Studies"
The way we think about movements is commonly a response to movement developments themselves. Arguments in both social movement theory and Marxism have reflected changes in their objects. The two literatures have developed with relatively little communication between them. What might they possibly learn from each other?
DATE: 31 October 2014, 10:30 AM. Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana
GRaSe Working Group. "Yes, women (can) count: feminist engagements with economy"
GraSe invites you to a collective discussion with Lina Gálvez Muñoz on three crucial themes for feminist economists: the relationship between patriarchy and capitalism, the relationship between capitalism and body politics, and the relationship between feminist economy and other emancipatory struggles such as environmentalism, antispecism etc.
Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Times of Crisis
Donatella della Porta and Alice Mattoni
Which elements do the Arab Spring, the Indignados and Occupy Wall Street have in common? How do they differ? This book discusses the recent wave of global mobilisations from an unusual angle, explaining what aspects of protests spread from one country to another, how this happened, and why diffusion occurred in certain contexts but not in others.
Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research
Donatella della Porta
Mobilizing for Democracy. Comparing 1989 and 2011
Donatella della Porta
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.
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