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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


DATE: 8 December 2014, 10 AM-12 PM Seminar Room 3 – Badia Fiesolana.

Political Violence and Civil War Dynamics Working Group. "The Puzzle of Anonymous Political Violence".

Anonymity is a form of political violence that has received little attention and no systematic analysis among scholars of political violence until now. In this paper Dr. Valeria Pizzini Gambetta focuses on clandestine political violence identified by the paradigm of “propaganda by the deeds”according to which by signalling their identity, perpetrators advocate a cause and signal commitment to a number of audiences.


DATE: 9 December 2014, 5-7 PM. Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Marxism(s) in Social Movements Working Group. ""Yet another Gramscian Moment? Gramsci and the Crises of the 1920s, the 1980s and Now"

Professor Richard Bellamy, director of the Max Weber Programme, will describe his academic writings published in the mid-eighties/early ninieties on Gramsci's political thought. In these papers, Bellamy criticizes the two dominant perspectives on Gramsci at the time, proposing a different interpretation based, among other things, on a comparison with Croce. 


DATE: 10 December 2014, 1:30 - 3 PM. Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

GRaSe Working Group. "Working-Class Racialization in the Making ? A Gendered Study on Domestic Workers in Mid 19th Century Provincial France".

By comparing two cases of domestic thefts prosecuted in the region of Saint-Etienne, France, in 1869, Margot Béal (EUI- History and Civilization) open the discussion to the issue of the formation of racialized and gendered identities in the paid domestic workforce.


17 December 2014, 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Seminar Room (Ground Floor), Villa Pagliaiuola. Via delle Palazzine 17-19

Cosmos Talks. "Where did the revolution go? Social movements in democracy consolidation".

The Cosmos project Mobilizing for Democracy includes a comparative research, presented here by Donatella della Porta and Tiago Fernandes, which aims at understanding the consequences of previous participation of civil society organizations in transition on the successive stages of consolidation. After the talk, the organizers will provide some food and drinks in order to wish to everyone happy holidays.


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Recent Publications


Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Times of Crisis

Donatella della Porta and Alice Mattoni

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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

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With the growing interest in social movement studies there has been also an increasing need for methodological guidance for empirical research. This volume addresses this need by introducing the main methods of data collection and data analysis.

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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.

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LIVEWHAT Summer School on Citizens resilience in Times of Crises

LIVEWHAT Summer School on Citizens resilience in Times of Crises

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Call for Applications now open. Deadline: 15th December
Date:
03/12/2014
School for Advanced Studies "Civil Society, Democracy and Contention"

School for Advanced Studies "Civil Society, Democracy and Contention"

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Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Streaming available on request
Date:
25/11/2014
SCOPE 2015. Pre-conference workshop honouring the work of Donatella della Porta

SCOPE 2015. Pre-conference workshop honouring the work of Donatella della Porta

Description
Event organized by the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB), call for paper now open.
Date:
18/11/2014
"War, States and Movements": video of the lectio magistralis of Sidney Tarrow available online

"War, States and Movements": video of the lectio magistralis of Sidney Tarrow available online

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Prof. Tarrow inaugurated the year at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence
Date:
30/10/2014

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.

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