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Colin Crouch – “Can we solve the problem of precarious work?”

​Colin Crouch ​ will give a Lunch seminar on Monday 28 May h.13-15, Sala del Pollaiolo, on ​”Can we solve the problem of precarious work?”

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Colin Crouch is Emeritus Professor of the University of Warwick and external scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies at Cologne. He has been vice-president for social sciences of the British Academy (2012-16). He has published within the fields of comparative European sociology and industrial relations, economic sociology, and contemporary issues in British and European politics. He is currently working on general social comparisons among European countries, and on problematic relations between democracy and economic inequality in post-modern societies.

Recent books by prof. Crouch: Post-Democracy 2004; Capitalist Diversity and Change 2005; The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism 2011, Making Capitalism Fit for Society 2013; Governing Social Risks in Post-Crisis Europe 2015; The Knowledge Corrupters 2015; Society and Social Change in 21st Century Europe 2016.

News

22/07/2019

Protest for a future: international report on #FridaysForFuture and the climate strike

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Composition, mobilization and motives of the participants in Fridays For Future climate protests on 15 March 2019, in 13 European cities. A multi-country collaboration report, with contributions from COSMOS researchers Lorenzo Zamponi, Donatella della Porta, Martín Portos, Niccolò Bertuzzi and Daniela Chironi.

21/06/2019

Call for papers: "The Nation and the Radical Left - Practices and Discourses of National Identity in Left-Wing Politics"

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The call for papers is now open for a conference on national identities and left-wing politics.

18/06/2019

Call for papers: “Class without consciousness” – The Politics of Fragmented Class Identities

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day conference on class and identities at the Scuola Normale Superiore on 14-15 November 2019

Publications

Journal Article - 2019

Ballots and barricades enhanced: far‐right ‘movement parties’ and movement‐electoral interactions

Andrea Pirro
This contribution enhances our understanding of the contemporary far right by focusing on the neglected links between movements and elections within the broader context of contention.

Journal Article - 2019

From the Rainy Place to the Burnt Palace: How Social Movements Form their Political Strategies. The Case of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba

Leonidas Oikonomakis
Exploring the case of the cocaleros of the Chapare, this article argues that more emphasis should be placed on mechanisms that are internal to the movements, such as: (a) the resonance of other political experiences at home and abroad, (b) internal struggles for ideological hegemony, and (c) the political formation of their grassroots.