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ICELAND IN MOVEMENT – From the streets to the crowdsourced constitution

The eight event of this series will focus on a decade of political turmoil in Iceland starting from the 2008 financial crisis, to the pots and pans revolution, the crowdsourced constitution of 2011, to the massive protests following the release of the Panama papers in 2016.

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Movimenti del Mondo is a series of events promoted by the Scuola Normale Superiore and organized by Lorenzo Mosca (SNS) and Donatella della Porta (SNS).

The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, located in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, invites scholars and observers of these social phenomena to critically discuss such processes offering a comprehensive view, trying to identify the global trends behind and beyond the local events.

The eight event of this series will focus on a decade of political turmoil in Iceland starting from the 2008 financial crisis, to the pots and pans revolution, the crowdsourced constitution of 2011, to the massive protests following the release of the Panama papers in 2016. The discussion will be framed in historical perspective confronting first-hand accounts, scholarly analysis and the cinematographic gaze.

On November 29th the documentary-film ‘Blueberry Soup’ (2013) will tell us a story of grassroots constitutionalism in Iceland following the financial crisis of 2008. The film focuses on an eclectic group of individuals reinventing democracy through the rewriting of the national constitution. The film displays the public forums of the constitutional assemblies formal meetings and then follows five of the women which took part in the works of the assembly.

With

JÓN GUNNAR BERNBURG(University of Iceland)

DONATELLA DELLA PORTA (Scuola Normale Superiore)

EILEEN JERRETT (Documentary Film maker)

 

PROGRAMME

15:30-16:30 Keynote lecture by Jón Gunnar Bernburg

Discussant: Donatella della Porta

16:30-18:30 Screening of the documentary and discussion with the Director

Allegati

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News

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).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.

Journal Article - 2018

Mobilizing in transnational contentious spaces: linking relations, emotions and space in migrant activism

Elias Steinhilper
The article illustrates how the transnational spaces most migrants inhabit can be politicized and transformed into particular social formations, for which the term ‘transnational contentious spaces’ is suggested.