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Conference – Un’America “all’italiana”? La democrazia populista nell’età di Trump

The public conference “Un’America ‘all’italiana’? La democrazia populista nell’età di Trump” will host Prof. Sidney Tarrow (Cornell University), one of the most prominent scholars in the field of colective action, social movements, and contentious politics studies.

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4 May 2017, Aula Kessler, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento (via Verdi, 26)

 

Sidney Tarrow, Mauro Rostagno Lecturer per il 2017, è uno dei più noti scienziati politici americani. Dopo aver conseguito il PhD presso l’Università della California a Berkeley nel 1965, la sua carriera accademica si è svolta presso l’Università di Yale e successivamente presso la Cornell University dove è attualmente professore emerito di Government e Visiting Professor alla Cornell Law School. Il professor Tarrow ha fornito contributi di grande rilevanza all’analisi dell’azione collettiva e del conflitto, soprattutto in prospettiva comparata, sia sul piano teorico che su quello metodologico. Insieme a Charles Tilly e Doug McAdam, Sidney Tarrow ha elaborato a partire dalla metà degli anni ’90 la prospettiva della contentious politics, che mira ad integrare filoni di ricerca spesso non comunicanti, incentrati su diverse forme del conflitto politico, dai movimenti sociali al nazionalismo, dalle rivoluzioni ai conflitti comunitari a base religiosa o etnica. Tra i suoi lavori: Democrazia e disordine (Laterza 1990), Power in Movement (Cambridge UP, 1994-2011), Dynamics of Contention (Cambridge UP 2001, con C Tilly e D McAdam), La politica del conflitto (Bruno Mondadori 2007, con C Tilly).

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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

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.

Journal Article - 2019

The Modern Prince and the Sociological Imagination

Riccardo Emilio Chesta, Michael Burawoy
Michael Burawoy in Conversation with Riccardo Emilio Chesta