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Territory in rebellion: Remnants of rebel governance in a republican community

A presentation on the temporal continuity of rebel governance regimes in select republican communities in contemporary Northern Ireland.

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Sanjin Uležić from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, will present a work that analyses the temporal continuity of rebel governance regimes in select republican communities in contemporary Northern Ireland. These are framed as embedded conflict-emergent informal governance institutions which did not undergo an institutional decay during the post-conflict period, and have instead persisted due to a combination of legitimacy- and function-based stabilizational mechanisms, as well as actor-driven processes based both on a mandated, needs-based dynamic as well as conflict entrepreneurship. Of crucial nature is the interactive aspect between these processes. The work proposes a differentiation between political and functional delegitimations of statutory entities which are based on this interaction, and which contribute to the temporal stability of the arrangements under study.

The COSMOS Share meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th of May from 2:00PM to 3:00PM at Palazzo Strozzi.

News

16/06/2018

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

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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.

18/05/2018

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

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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".

08/04/2018

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

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

Publications

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.

Journal Article - 2018

Comparing hybrid media systems in the digital age: A theoretical framework for analysis

Alice Mattoni and Diego Ceccobelli
The relationship between media and politics today is deeply entrenched in the wide use of information and communication technologies to the point that scholars speak about the emergence of hybrid media systems in which older and newer media logics combine. However, it is still unclear how the configuration of hybrid media systems changes across countries today, especially with regard to the interconnection between media and politics. The article develops a theoretical framework to capture such national differences.