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Cosmos

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

 

Allegati

Program

Book of Abstracts

News

06/10/2017

Open Democracy Post - "The streets will always be ours" - Catalonia, a referendum from below

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Although some still conceive of the referendum as launched by a pro-independence vanguard, the elite story falls short of explaining the resilient participation of a large part of Catalan civil society. This post at Open Democracy addresses this issue from a different angle.

24/09/2017

New Publication Out - "Social movements and referendums from below. Direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis"

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A timely publication to shed light on the link between social movements that formed as a consequence of the 2008 financial crash and the referendums' dynamic and results.

25/08/2017

Donatella Della Porta con Yanis Varoufakis alla 13esima conferenza ESA

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Wednesday, August 30th (8pm-9.30pm) professor della Porta, who directs the Center on Social Movement Studies(Cosmos), will dialogue with Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Minister of Finance during the first Tsipras government, about the future of Europe and the social consequences of neoliberal economies

Publications

Monograph - 2018

Social Movements and Civil War : When Protests for Democratization Fail

Donatella della Porta, Teije Hidde Donker , Bogumila Hall , Emin Poljarevic
This book investigates the origins of civil wars which emerge from failed attempts at democratization. The main aim of this volume is to develop a theoretical explanation of the conditions under which and the mechanisms through which social movements' struggles for democracy ends up in civil war.

Monograph - 2017

Social movements and referendums from below. Direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis

Donatella Della Porta, Francis O'Connor, Martin Portos and Anna Subirats Ribas
Out now "Social movements and referendum from below", the first book that bridges the gap between social movement studies and research on direct democracy. It draws on social movement theory to understand the nature of popular mobilisation in referendums using unique case studies such as the referendum on independence in Scotland, the consultations on independence in Catalonia, the Italian referendum on water, the referendum on the Troika proposals in Greece and the referendum on the debt repayment in Iceland.