The Centre on Social Movement Studies


Retrenching or recalibrating? Options for welfare state development in advanced democracies – Chiara Saraceno, Collegio Carlo Alberto

Chiara Saraceno, Collegio Carlo Alberto, will talk on the welfare states developments options in times of advanced democracies’ structural changes.

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The talk will address the deep changes that have been affecting welfare states in advanced democracies in the past decades. Globalization, deindustrialization, rising public debts, demographic changes as well as changes in gender and family arrangements challenge the ways in which welfare states have traditionally defined and addressed “social risks” and granted “social citizenship”. At both the theoretical and policy level, welfare state goals and instruments are being redefined, although with different timings, intensity and coherence across different welfare regimes.



Donatella della Porta at the Stein Rokkan lecture in Mons - 9 April 2019

Donatella della Porta invited to give the Stein Rokkan lecture during the next ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops in April 2019.


Call for Papers - Social Movements and Parties in a Fractured Media Landscape

The call for papers is now open for a two-day symposium held under the auspices of the journal ‘Information, Communication & Society’ (iCS) at the Centre on Social Movement Studies, 1-2 July 2019.


Call for Papers - International Conference on Feminist Alliances

The conference will focus on the role played by discourses, practices and politics in the construction and political consequences of feminist alliances with inequalities defined by class, race/ethnicity, citizenship, age, disability and sexuality.


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.

Monograph - 2018

The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Struggles and Power Relations within English and Italian Universities

Lorenzo Cini
Drawing on neo-institutionalist and social movement approaches, this book analyses the impact that recent student mobilizations have brought about within Italian and English universities in terms of student services, curriculum organization, and governance structures.