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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

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.