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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

06/10/2017

Open Democracy Post - "The streets will always be ours" - Catalonia, a referendum from below

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Although some still conceive of the referendum as launched by a pro-independence vanguard, the elite story falls short of explaining the resilient participation of a large part of Catalan civil society. This post at Open Democracy addresses this issue from a different angle.

24/09/2017

New Publication Out - "Social movements and referendums from below. Direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis"

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A timely publication to shed light on the link between social movements that formed as a consequence of the 2008 financial crash and the referendums' dynamic and results.

25/08/2017

Donatella Della Porta con Yanis Varoufakis alla 13esima conferenza ESA

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Wednesday, August 30th (8pm-9.30pm) professor della Porta, who directs the Center on Social Movement Studies(Cosmos), will dialogue with Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Minister of Finance during the first Tsipras government, about the future of Europe and the social consequences of neoliberal economies

Publications

Monograph - 2018

Social Movements and Civil War : When Protests for Democratization Fail

Donatella della Porta, Teije Hidde Donker , Bogumila Hall , Emin Poljarevic
This book investigates the origins of civil wars which emerge from failed attempts at democratization. The main aim of this volume is to develop a theoretical explanation of the conditions under which and the mechanisms through which social movements' struggles for democracy ends up in civil war.

Monograph - 2017

Social movements and referendums from below. Direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis

Donatella Della Porta, Francis O'Connor, Martin Portos and Anna Subirats Ribas
Out now "Social movements and referendum from below", the first book that bridges the gap between social movement studies and research on direct democracy. It draws on social movement theory to understand the nature of popular mobilisation in referendums using unique case studies such as the referendum on independence in Scotland, the consultations on independence in Catalonia, the Italian referendum on water, the referendum on the Troika proposals in Greece and the referendum on the debt repayment in Iceland.