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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Irish Society, History and Culture: 100 Years After 2016

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The conference aims to bring together distinguished scholars and younger researchers from cultural studies, history, literature, linguistics, political science and sociology. In organising this international conference we seek to contribute to the further development of an international network of scholars working on Irish studies and to promote the publication of outputs such as co-edited books or special issues of international journals. For those speakers interested in such a publication, information will be given by the Organizing Committee during the conference.

The conference will feature keynote speeches from internationally-renowned scholars

Prof. Kieran Allan, UCD
Dr. Seán Crosson, NUIG
Dr. Niall Ó Dochartaigh, NUIG
Prof. Peter Shirlow, University of Liverpool
Prof. Jennifer Todd, UCD

LOGISTICS

 Location  Events of the conference will be held at Palazzo Strozzi (Firenze, SNS), Villa Schifanoia (San Domenico, EUI, Firenze), (Piazza San Marco, UNIFI, Firenze) Italia.
 Timing  The program will begin Wednesday, October 12 at 16:00 and conclude at 18:00 on Friday, October 14.
 Registration  Conference check-in will be held at Palazzo Strozzi from 12:00 on Thursday, October 6.
 Meals  A dinner and two lunches will be available during the conference. There will be refreshment breaks between sessions.
 Internet  EUI, SNS and UNIFI offer guests free wireless access.
 Contacts  

For questions about paper submissions, please contact 1916conference@eui.eu

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Dr. Lorenzo Bosi (Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Scuola Normale Superiore),
lorenzo.bosi@sns.it

Prof. Fiorenzo Fantaccini (Dipartimento di Lingue, Università di Firenze),
ffantaccini@unifi.it

Mr. Dieter Reinisch (Department of History & Civilization, European University Institute),
dieter.reinisch@eui.eu

 

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Program

Book of Abstracts

News

08/06/2017

Call for Papers - Cosmos Conference "The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism"

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The Centre on Social Movement Studies, directed by Professor Donatella Della Porta, calls for papers addressing the recent global wave of student protests for a two-days conference to bel held in Florence, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), on 15-16 November 2017.

19/05/2017

Video available for the International Conference – Beyond Borders: Refugees and Struggles in Europe Mobilization, Solidarity and Political Challenges in the Long Summer of Migration

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Watch the video of the International Conference – Beyond Borders, which was held at Palazzo Strozzi on May 12, 2017

19/05/2017

Marco Deseriis wins Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government

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Dr. Marco Deseriis, Marie Curie Fellow and Research Fellow at Cosmos, has won the Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government (Danube University, Krems Au Donau, Austria)

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

The Electoral Success of the Radical Left: Explaining the Least Likely Case of the Communist Party in Graz

Manès Weisskircher
Recently, scholars have shown a growing interest in radical left parties (RLPs). In terms of electoral success, the rise of the KPÖ Graz, the Communist Party in Austria’s second biggest city, represents perhaps the most counterintuitive case in Western Europe. This analysis shows how the party has managed to ‘own’ the issue of housing and to exploit local political opportunities in order to be electorally successful. The findings point to the importance of agency and the subnational level for RLPs, and highlight more general questions in the study of this party family.

Journal Article - 2017

Non-deliberative politics in deliberative democracy: distinct approaches for different actors

Andrea Felicetti
In this paper Andrea Felicetti first illustrates the main ideas of the systemic turn, explores the distinction between ‘deliberative’ and ‘non-deliberative’ politics and investigates the main arguments justifying non-deliberative politics. Then, he builds upon these arguments to shed new light on the relationship between deliberative and non-deliberative politics. He identifies three distinctive actors in deliberative systems (political institutions, empowered agents, and public space actors). Finally, he argues that deliberative democrats should adopt three different approaches (intensive, moderate, and free) in order to assess whether the use of non-deliberative politics by each of these actors is legitimate.