DATE: 28 October 2014, 3-5 PM. Seminar Room 4, Badia Fiesolana.
Marxism(s) in Social Movements Working Group. "Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal"
Prof. Andrew Ross will analyze the chief components of the debt trap, and present arguments for the legitimate refusal of household debts that have been incurred to access vital social goods. We now live in a creditocracy–a society where almost everyone is deeply in debt that cannot ever be repaid, and where elected officials cannot check the power of the creditor class. Whether or not this represents a new stage of capitalism, it is an unsustainable condition, and requires a debtors movement to change it.
DATE: 29 October 2014, 1:30 PM. Seminar Room (first floor) Villa Pagliaiuola.
Cosmos Talks with Dr. Swen Hutter
Dr. Swen Hutter (EUI) will present his recently published book "Protesting Culture and Economics in Western Europe: New Cleavages in Left and Right Politics". The book attempts to link research on social movements with research on populist radical right parties by answering the question whether and how protest politics in Western Europe has changed due to the emergence of a new integration-demarcation cleavage.
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.
Download the first chapter [+]
Book in the O.U.P. catalogue [+]