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Feminism(s) today from a grassroots perspective

On the 22nd of November, from 2pm to 4pm, Anna Lavizzari, Arianna Mainardi, Elena Pavan, Stefania Voli, and Zorica Sirocic will join us for a COSMOS roundtable to discuss about feminism(s) today from a grassroots perspective.

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COSMOS roundtable to discuss on feminism(s) today from a grassroots perspective.

The 25th of November is the international day for the elimination of violence against women – a yearly event that hosts many initiatives all over the world, from marches in the streets to social media actions, and functions as a climax of the widespread daily efforts pursued globally to achieve gender equality and equal rights for all genders. At COSMOS we decided to organize a roundtable to speak about feminism(s) today and their stance on gender-based violence as well as their mobilizations on other women’s issue. We hence invited Anna LavizzariArianna Mainardi, Elena Pavan  and Stefania Voli  – all based at the Scuola Normale Superiore and Research Fellows at COSMOS –  and Zorica Sirocic (University of Graz) to have a conversation on the boundaries and intersections of feminism(s) today from a grassroots perspective.

The COSMOS roundtable will be chaired by Alice Mattoni (SNS) and will take place in Aula Simone del Pollaiolo (Palazzo Strozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Firenze) from 2pm to 4pm on November the 22nd.

News

09/11/2018

Donatella della Porta on the Growing Criminalization of Protest

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The criminalization of protest is growing: there are many signals of this both in ‘hybrid’ regimes and in democratic countries. In this interview, Donatella della Porta discusses the dynamics and consequences of such trend.

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).

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Movement parties of the far right: The organization and strategies of nativist collective actors

Andrea Pirro, Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Despite theoretical commonalities, very little empirical research has focused on far-right “movement parties” as collective actors operating both in the protest and the electoral arenas. The article redresses this inconsistency by exploring the organizational and strategic configuration of two far-right collective actors—the Hungarian Jobbik and the Italian CasaPound.

Monograph - 2018

Political Strategies and Social Movements in Latin America. The Zapatistas and Bolivian Cocaleros

Leonidas Oikonomakis
This book investigates how social movements form their political strategies in their quest for social change and -when they shift from one strategy to another- why and how that happens.