The Centre on Social Movement Studies


Francesca Scrinzi – Caring for the nation: narratives and practices of populist radical right men and women

On December 7th, at 11 a.m., Francesca Scrinzi (University of Glasgow) will discuss her research by presenting a paper entitled: “Caring for the nation: narratives and practices of populist radical right men and women”.

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Based on a documentary data and interviews collected during a two-year project (ERC Starting Grant, 2012-2014), this paper considers gender-specific narratives and motives for affiliation of female and male members of the National front party (France) and of the Lega Nord party (Italy), exploring the impact of intersecting relations of gender, class and age on political engagement; and analyses the gendered repertoires used by the informants to make sense of activism. The paper also examines how gender is both reproduced and challenged through political engagement both within the party and in the activists’ lives, and how this is shaped by class, age and the life-cycle.



Martin Portos wins the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017

Martin Portos was just awarded with the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017 with his tesis “Voicing outrage, contending with austerity. Mobilization in Spain under the Great Recession”, realized under the supervision of prof. Donatella della Porta.


Donatella della Porta at the Belleuve Forum in Berlin - May 23, 2018

On May 23rd, 2018, the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks with Donatella della Porta, Christoph Möllers and David Van Reybrouck about anti-politics, anti-establishment and the dangers of indifference to the political to address the 2018 topic of the Forum "Society without Politics - Testing Liberal Democracies".


Austeridad, capitalismo y conflicto social. Nuevas tendencias en el estudio de los movimientos sociales - An interview with Donatella della Porta

An interview with Donatella della Porta realized by COES - Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Cohesión Social


Edited Volume - 2018

Solidarity Mobilizations in the ‘Refugee Crisis’. Contentious Moves

Donatella della Porta (ed.)
This edited volume ddresses a gap in research on social movements that has disregarded the origins of discontent and overlooks protest as a resource of the powerless; it offers insight into how the movement of refugees across the European Union and elsewhere activates political opportunities; it explores claims to citizenship made by refugees within processes of knowledge production and the mobilization of emotions

Journal Article - 2018

The Passage from Hierarchy to Horizontality: The Self-managed Factory of Vio.Me, Greece

Haris Malamidis
Through fieldwork research conducted in Vio.Me between January and April 2014 and in July 2015, this article examines the self-managed factory of Vio.Me in Greece, one of the most popular examples of these alternative forms of resistance during anti-austerity mobilizations in the country.