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Cosmos

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

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

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.

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.

Journal Article - 2017

Successful student activism in contemporary Italian universities

Lorenzo Cini
This article assesses the strategies that the Italian student activists adopted in order to influence the revision process of the governance structure of their universities in 2011