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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: 21 January 2015, 1:30 -3:30 PM. Seminar Room (ground floor),Villa Pagliaiuola

Cosmos Talks. Media Practices, Mediation processes, and Mediatization in the Study of Social Movements

Alice Mattoni will present some key concepts that she developed in her research on media and social movements, and in particular in a recent paper published on Communication Theory with Emiliano Trerè.This article explores the use of three concepts of media studies – media practices, mediation, and mediatization – in order to build a conceptual framework to study social movements and the media.


DATE: 28 January 2015, 5-7 PM. Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

Marxism(s) in Social Movements Working Group. "From the ‘Operaio Sociale’ to the Multitude: A Marxist Approach to Social Movements Theory?"

Professor Antonio Negri, will elaborate on the way in which he has conceptualised the notions of labor, social struggle, and class movement within contemporary society in the light of his Marxist framework. To this regard, he will discuss some of his most compelling and debated concepts such as mass worker, social worker (“operaio sociale”), multitude, exodus, common/commonwealth.


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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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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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