Cosmos Events


DATE: 19 November 2014, 10 AM - 5:30 PM. Seminar Room (first floor) Villa Pagliaiuola

Cosmos Talks. "Micro-level perspectives on political violence"

How and why individuals come to join armed groups and perpetrate violent attacks has been a constant concern of research on political violence. Initial approaches that focused on individual predispositions and “profiles”, as well as simplistic notions of radicalization as a linear process determined by “exposure” to ideas or radicalizing agents have gradually been replaced by more nuanced pathway-models.


DATE: 12 November 2014, 5-7 PM. Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Marxism(s) in Social Movements Working Group. "Making a Case for a Marxist Revival in Social Movement Studies"

The way we think about movements is commonly a response to movement developments themselves. Arguments in both social movement theory and Marxism have reflected changes in their objects. The two literatures have developed with relatively little communication between them. What might they possibly learn from each other?


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.

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.

Download the first chapter [+]

Book in the O.U.P. catalogue [+]


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.

Download the first chapter [+]

Book in the O.U.P. catalogue [+]


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

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

Description
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

Description
Prof. Tarrow inaugurated the year at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence
Date:
30/10/2014
PSAI 2014. Peter Mair Memorial Lecture by Donatella della Porta

PSAI 2014. Peter Mair Memorial Lecture by Donatella della Porta

Description
'Political cleavages in times of austerity' delivered in Galway.
Date:
29/10/2014

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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