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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Seminar – Gender and Political Analysis. Understanding the nexus, facing the challenges

What does a gender lens mean for politics and political analysis? What are the different perspectives through which politics, power, political agencies, and policies can be seen using a gender lens? With what implications?
On January 25th, 2018, at 3pm, we discuss of these themes with Johanna Kantola, Emanuela Lombardo, Claudia Padovani, and Donatella della Porta

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The year 2017 has witnessed unprecedented attention on the issues of gender, gendered inequality and gender-based discriminations and abuses. An international debate has thus spurred reaching public and media attention – with Silence Breakers becoming the 2017 Time’s “Person of the year”, activists engaging online and offline in large scale demonstrations and campaigns, and policymaking having to engage in the promotion of gender equality. But what does adopting a gender lens mean for politics and political analysis? What are the different perspectives through which politics, power, political agencies, and policies can be seen by using a gender lens? With what implications?
On January 25th, at 3pm, we discuss these themes in the COSMOS Seminar “Gender and Political Analysis. Understanding the nexus, facing the challenges”, promoted in the context of the project MAKERS – Movements As KnowledgE produceRS and learning spaces in the digital age, and featuring presentations from prof. Johanna Kantola and prof. Emanuela Lombardo, authors of the book “Gender and Political Analysis” (Palgrave, 2017), prof. Claudia Padovani, Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Gender Studies of the University of Padova, and prof. Donatella della Porta, Dean of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences and Director of Centre of Social Movements Studies.

News

05/03/2019

A dialogue on labour, trade unions and conflicts

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On the 22nd of March, from 4pm to 7pm, Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Maurizio Landini (Secretary General of CGIL) will discuss about labour, trade unions and conflicts.

05/02/2019

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

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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.

04/02/2019

17 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology and in Transnational Governance, Scuola Normale Superiore

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The grant is for 4 years. It is open to students of all nationalities. Coverage of research expenses (conferences, summer schools, research periods abroads) is provided.

Publications

Journal Article - 2019

Ballots and barricades enhanced: far‐right ‘movement parties’ and movement‐electoral interactions

Andrea Pirro
This contribution enhances our understanding of the contemporary far right by focusing on the neglected links between movements and elections within the broader context of contention.

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.