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Neoliberalism in the Crisis

The event is part of the seminar series “Marxism(s) in social movements. Is Marx Back in Social Theory?” jointly organized by the social movement working group of the European University Institute and the Centre on Social Movement Studies during the academic year 2014/15 that will deal with

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Speakers : Prof. Colin Crouch (Emeritus Univ. of Warwick) and Prof Wolfgang Streeck (MPIfG). Moderator : Prof. Donatella della Porta (SNS)

Neoliberalism is a challenge to the democratic capitalism? If so, which are the potential alternatives that can help us to overcome a crisis that is both related with both market and politics ? Starting from their recent and important academic contributions, three scholars (two as speakers and one as moderator) will discuss the role of neoliberalism in the current crisis. This debate concludes the series of meetings that the Marxism(s) in Social Movements organized during the 2014/2015 academic year.

The debate will take place in the Altana conference hall, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi on the 22nd of May 2015, from 3PM to 5 PM.

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News

14/09/2018

Andrea Pirro appointed as new editor of East European Politics

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Andrea Pirro has been recently appointed as new editor of the journal East European Politics published by Taylor and Francis.

31/08/2018

Volkswagen foundation Grant 2018 for Manuela Caiani

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Manuela Caiani has been awarded the Volkswagen Grant 2018 for the research project Popular Music as a Medium for the Mainstreaming of Populist Ideologies in Europe, that will be directed by Mario Dunkel (University Carl von Ossietzky of Oldenburg, Germany).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.

Journal Article - 2018

Mobilizing in transnational contentious spaces: linking relations, emotions and space in migrant activism

Elias Steinhilper
The article illustrates how the transnational spaces most migrants inhabit can be politicized and transformed into particular social formations, for which the term ‘transnational contentious spaces’ is suggested.