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Work and University after Globalization

The event will focus on work and university after globalization with a keynote speech by Guy Standing and a documentary on the Chilean student movement.

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Globalization has been accompanied by neoliberal policies that have produced a growing precariousness and social insecurity. If the emergence of a new class represented by the “losers of globalization” is still contested, neoliberal policies have sparked protests and opposition, further increased with the economic crisis.

The event of May 25 will be introduced by a keynote lecture by Guy Standing that will focus on such issues. Afterwards, the documentary “Chile se moviliza” (Chile mobilized, with English subtitles), will describe the student protests of 2011, part of a broader social movement that demanded a substantial change in the economic and political model built during Pinochet’s military dictatorship. The Chilean experience will be an opportunity to discuss also the Italian case in a comparative perspective.

Starting at 2:00 pm the Conference Hall “l’Altana” in Palazzo Strozzi will host the event Work and University after Globalization:

– 14:00 – 16:00 Keynote lecture by Guy Standing (Soas, London)

Rentier Capitalism. Why the Precariat Must Revolt

– 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

– 16:30 – 17:30 Screening of the documentary “Chile se moviliza” (English subtitles)

 

Debate with:

– Guy Standing (Soas, London)

– Francisco Figueroa (Journalist and activist)

– Riccardo Laterza (Rete della Conoscenza)

– Chair: Cesar Guzman-Concha (Scuola Normale Superiore).

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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

Comparing Digital Protest Media Imaginaries: Anti-Austerity Movements in Greece, Italy & Spain

Emiliano Treré, Sandra Jeppensen and Alice Mattoni
Drawing on 60 semi­-structured interviews with activists involved in anti-austerity protests, the article brings together social movement studies and communications theories to compare digital protest media imaginaries in Greece, Spain and Italy

Journal Article - 2017

Technopopulism: The Emergence of a Discursive Formation

Marco Deseriis
This article argues that technopopulism is an emerging discursive formation that arises from the convergence of two preexisting discourses: populism and technolibertarianism. Whereas these discourses are historically distinct the global financial crisis and the 2011 wave of struggles precipitated the political conditions for their intersection and hybridization.