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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Board of Advisors

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Helmut Anheier Hertie School of Governance
Lance Bennett University of Washington
Laszlo Bruszt European University Institute
Craig Calhoun London School of Economics
Nick Couldry London School of Economics
Christian Davenport University of Notre Dame
Mario Diani Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Klaus Eder Humboldt-Universität
Olivier Fillieule Université de Lausanne
William (Bill) Gamson Boston College
Marco Giugni Université de Genève
Jack Goldstone George Mason University
Jeff Goodwin New York University
Bela Greskovits Central European University
Bert Klandermans Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Hanspeter Kriesi European University Institute
James Jasper The City University of New York (CUNY)
Gary T. Marx MIT
Doug McAdam Stanford University
John McCarthy Pennsylvania State University
Abby Peterson Göteborgs Universitet
Alessandro Pizzorno European University Institute
Dieter Rucht Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Philippe Schmitter European University Institute
Martti Siisiäinen University of Jyväskylä
David Snow University of California, Irvine
Suzanne Staggenborg University of Pittsburgh
Sidney Tarrow Cornell University
Verta Taylor University of California, Santa Barbara
Michel Wieviorka École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

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.