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The 2017 “Mauro Rostagno Lectures in Contentious Politics”, Prof. Sidney Tarrow

From April 26th to May 5th, 2017, Prof. Sidney Tarrow will hold a series of seminars at the Deaprtment of Sociology and Social Research fo the University of Trento

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The 2017 “Mauro Rostagno Lectures in Contentious Politics”
Sidney Tarrow
Cornell University (USA)

Political Contexts of Social Movements
Wednesday 26 April, 14:00-16:00, Aula 3

Cycles of protest
Thursday 27 April, 11:00-13:00, Aula 9

Transnational Activism and “Global” Movements
Friday 28 April, 11:00-13:00, Aula 9

The New Digital Activism
Tuesday 2 May, 14:00-16:00, Aula 3

War, Peace and Contention
Wednesday 3 May, 14:00-16:00, Aula 3

Professor Sidney Tarrow, the 2017 Mauro Rostagno Lecturer, is one of the most prominent American political scientists. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Government and Visiting Professor in the Law School of Cornell University. His books include Democrazia e disordine (Laterza 1990), Power in Movement (Cambridge UP, 1994-2011), Dynamics of Contention (Cambridge UP 2001, with C Tilly and D McAdam), La politica del conflitto (Bruno Mondadori 2007, with C Tilly).

The “ Mauro Rostagno Lectures in Contentious Politics” are promoted by the Dipartimento di Sociologia e ricerca sociale to honor the memory of Mauro Rostagno, leader of the student movement who graduated in Sociology in Trento in 1970, killed by mafia in September 1988.

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News

08/06/2017

Call for Papers - Cosmos Conference "The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism"

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The Centre on Social Movement Studies, directed by Professor Donatella Della Porta, calls for papers addressing the recent global wave of student protests for a two-days conference to bel held in Florence, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), on 15-16 November 2017.

19/05/2017

Video available for the International Conference – Beyond Borders: Refugees and Struggles in Europe Mobilization, Solidarity and Political Challenges in the Long Summer of Migration

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Watch the video of the International Conference – Beyond Borders, which was held at Palazzo Strozzi on May 12, 2017

19/05/2017

Marco Deseriis wins Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government

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Dr. Marco Deseriis, Marie Curie Fellow and Research Fellow at Cosmos, has won the Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government (Danube University, Krems Au Donau, Austria)

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

The Electoral Success of the Radical Left: Explaining the Least Likely Case of the Communist Party in Graz

Manès Weisskircher
Recently, scholars have shown a growing interest in radical left parties (RLPs). In terms of electoral success, the rise of the KPÖ Graz, the Communist Party in Austria’s second biggest city, represents perhaps the most counterintuitive case in Western Europe. This analysis shows how the party has managed to ‘own’ the issue of housing and to exploit local political opportunities in order to be electorally successful. The findings point to the importance of agency and the subnational level for RLPs, and highlight more general questions in the study of this party family.

Journal Article - 2017

Non-deliberative politics in deliberative democracy: distinct approaches for different actors

Andrea Felicetti
In this paper Andrea Felicetti first illustrates the main ideas of the systemic turn, explores the distinction between ‘deliberative’ and ‘non-deliberative’ politics and investigates the main arguments justifying non-deliberative politics. Then, he builds upon these arguments to shed new light on the relationship between deliberative and non-deliberative politics. He identifies three distinctive actors in deliberative systems (political institutions, empowered agents, and public space actors). Finally, he argues that deliberative democrats should adopt three different approaches (intensive, moderate, and free) in order to assess whether the use of non-deliberative politics by each of these actors is legitimate.