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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Solidarity at Sea – The Politicization of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

Movimenti del Mondo – Series of debates and documentaries/movies

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The Department of Political and Social Sciences at Scuola Normale Superiore, located in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, invites scholars and observers to critically discuss social movements in all part of the world. In the tradition of Public Sociology, the series tries to reach beyond academia and discuss the dynamics of social movements with a broader
public.

On May 16, we will screen the documentary ‘IUVENTA’ (DE, IT 2018). Director Michele Cinque followed a team of young activists during their search and rescue missions in the central Mediterranean. He intimately captures their motivations, doubts and the various kinds of opposition they encounter.

The screening will be followed by a debate with the director and Charles Heller from Forensic Oceanography at University of London, who has extensively worked on solidarity and its contestation at sea.

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IUVENTA Poster

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.