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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: 11 March 2015, 1:30 PM. Seminar Room (ground floor),Villa Pagliaiuola

Cosmos Talks. Radical Social Movements in Western Europe: a Configurational Analysis.

Cesar Guzman-Concha analyses the squatting movement, as an exemplart case of contemporary radical movement. His study aims to identify the causal contexts that explain the differences of strengths within these movements across 52 large cities in Western Europe.

 


DATE: 4 March 2015, 1:30 PM. Seminar Room (ground floor),Villa Pagliaiuola

Cosmos Talks. Incorporation and democratization: the long term process of institutionalization of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement.

Lorenzo Bosi empirically presents how the wave of contention commencing in late 1960s with the mobilization of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement (henceforth CRM) gradually institutionalized. Different strands of the movement institutionalized at different stages during the same existance of the movement itself and afterwards, while other never took such path.

 


 

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Recent Publications


Social Movements in Times of Austerity: Bringing Capitalism Back Into Protest Analysis

Donatella della Porta

Social Movements in Times of Austerity

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

Daniel Ritter

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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

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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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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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