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Summer School on Citizens Resilience in Times of Crises

LIVEWHAT - COSMOS. Call for applications open.

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Mobilizing for Democracy.

Civil society organizations' participation in the various stages of democratization process
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Contextualizing Contestation: Caught in the Act of Protest

The effects of Europeanization processes on social movements.

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ANTICORRP: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption.

Social movements and civil society against corruption and organized crime.

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LIVEWHAT: Living with Hard Times.

How European citizens deal with economic crises and their social and political consequences

Cosmos Events


6 October 2015. Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

Movement and Parties, Movement Parties, Movement in Parties

The success of movement parties like Syriza, Podemos and the 5 Star Movement challenged expectations of an increasing separation of movement and party politics in social movement studies as well as those of a decline of the radical left in studies of political parties.


25 September 2015. Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Sala dell'Altana

Keynote Speech "Revisiting Political Opportunity Structure Research: Developing Theory and Methods" by Prof. Michele Micheletti (Stockholm University)

The keynote speech is organized in the framework of the ECPR/COSMOS Summer School.


18 September 2015. Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Sala dell'Altana

Keynote Speech "Unsettling Movements: Notes on Fluidity and Fixity in American Queer Life" by Prof. Joshua Gamson (University of San Francisco)

The keynote speech is organized in the framework of the ECPR/COSMOS Summer School.


16 September 2015. Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Sala dell'Altana

Cosmos Talks "Impression from revolutionary Rojava"

Eirik Eiglad, during the COSMOS Talks at SNS, will elaborate on the issue of the Rojava Revolution, sharing his first hand experiences.


14-25 September 2015. Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

ECPR/COSMOS Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Particiaption and Mobilization

The Summer School will last 10 teaching days for a total of 60 hours of didactic activities, from the 14th to the 25th of September 2015. 


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Recent Publications


The Dynamics of Radicalization. A Relational and Comparative Perspective

Eitan Y. Alimi, Chares Demetriou, and Lorenzo Bosi

DynamicsRadicalization

Why is it that some social movements engaged in contentious politics experience radicalization whereas others do not? This book investigates how and when social movement organizations switch from a nonviolent mode of contention to a violent one.

Social Movements in Times of Austerity: Bringing Capitalism Back Into Protest Analysis

Donatella della Porta

Social Movements in Times of Austerity

Donatella della Porta studies the  enormous increase in protests across the world in which citizens have challenged what they see as a deterioration of democratic institutions and the civil, political and social rights that form the basis of democratic life. 


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The Centre on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos) is located at  the  Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and the Institute of Humanities and Social Science at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence.

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.

Page last updated on 14 September 2015