DATE: 14-15 May 2015, Goldmsiths, University of London
Mobilisations, Changing Protest Cultures and Web 2.0 Technologies
This seminar will look at contemporary ‘protest cultures’ and explore the changing relationship between political participation and media technologies in the age of social media by considering three different dimensions a) organisation b) political imaginations c) lived experience.
DATE: 21 May 2015, 03:30PM - 07:00PM. Palazzo Strozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore
“Was that just the beginning?” Talking about Gezi after two years.
A public discussion and documentary screening two years after the protests in Gezi park, Turkey. The event is part of the Movimenti del Mondo pubilc debates and film screenings series.
DATE: 25 May 2015, 10:00AM - 05:30PM. Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana, European University Insitute
Flexibility and Precarity in Academia. A gendered and grassroots perspective.
Presenters in the workshops will discuss flexibiliyt and precarity in the academia from an interdisciplinary stance. After an introductory session that offers an historical perspective on the topic, the morning session will deal with gender and precarity in different European contexts. The afternoon roundtable will consider the regulation of flexibility and the opposition to precarity in different European countries.
DATE: 26 May 2015, 9:30 AM - 6 PM. European University Institute, Villa Pagliaiuola (Via delle Palazzine 17-19)
"Memories and Movements: Protesting for Justice and Democracy in Southern Europe"
The conference will discuss results of a part of the ERC project "Mobilizing for Democracy", focusing on the long term impact of eventful moments on social movements, and on the frames, forms of organizing and outcomes of the 2011 protests in Southern Europe.
DATE: 14-25 September 2015, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze.
ECPR/COSMOS Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilization
The call for application is now open for the second edition of the ECPR/COSMOS Summer School for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilization. The deadline for application is April the 20th.
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The Dynamics of Radicalization. A Relational and Comparative Perspective
Eitan Y. Alimi, Chares Demetriou, and Lorenzo Bosi
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
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.
The Iron Cage of Liberalism. International politics and unarmed revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa
In this book, Daniel Ritter seeks to understand unarmed revolutions by posing two interrelated questions: Why do nonviolent revolutionary movements in some countries topples autocratic regimes while similar movements elsewhere falter, and why has the world witnessed the proliferation of unarmed revolutions in the last forty years?
Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research
Donatella della Porta