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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Events

2019 ECPR-COSMOS Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilisation

Date: 03/06/2019 - 14/06/2019

Place: Dipartimento di Scienze Politico-Sociali, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

Category: Summer School

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Experiments in Democracy: Digital Communication and Social Movements – Anastasia Kavada, University of Westminster

Date: 29/05/2019

Place: 11 am - Aula Simone del Pollaiolo, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

Category: COSMOS Talk

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Solidarity at Sea – The Politicization of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

Date: 16/05/2019

Place: 5:30pm - Altana, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

Category: Movimenti del Mondo

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Movimenti del Mondo – Series of debates and documentaries/movies

 

The Contentious Politics of Solidarity

Date: 16/05/2019 - 17/05/2019

Place: Altana, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

Category: COSMOS Conference

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A conference on the contestation of acts of solidarity by counter-movements and the state, as well as on resistance to it by migrant and pro-migrant movements

 

Social Movements and Translation: Democracy, Power and Communication – Nicole Doerr, University of Copenhagen

Date: 07/05/2019

Place: 11am - Aula Filippo Strozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: COSMOS Talk

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How can people work together across linguistic differences in local communities and transnational networks engaged in solidarity with disempowered communities?

 

Perspectives and Practices on Participatory Action Research in Social Movements

Date: 12/04/2019

Place: 2:30pm - Aula Simone del Pollaiolo, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: Other

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An open session based on the World Cafè discussion methodology to share different experiences and understandings of Participatory Action Research in social movements settings.

 

Workshop on Participatory Action Research and Social Movements

Date: 11/04/2019 - 12/04/2019

Place: Aula Simone del Pollaiolo, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: Other

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A two day workshop on participatory action research to investigate social movements and grassroots political participation.

 

The making of a common woman figure: Convergence and struggle of visual practices around Gezi’s icon – M. Ragip Zik, Free University Berlin

Date: 03/04/2019

Place: 5pm - Aula Filippo Strozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: COSMOS Share

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5pm – Aula Simone del Pollaiolo, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

 

Party Responses to Social Movements. An Empirical Assessment – Daniela Piccio, University of Torino

Date: 02/04/2019

Place: 11am - Aula Filippo Strozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: COSMOS Talk

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The talk will show that political parties incorporated many of the claims raised by the 1970s ‘participatory revolution’, and that they did so to a greater extent than it is conventionally acknowledged.

 

Digital media (and beyond) in the daily life of politics – Final workshop of the PiCME research project

Date: 21/03/2019 - 22/03/2019

Place: Aula Simone del Pollaiolo, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: Other

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A discussion on the cross-country comparative analysis of how activists engage with media at large during their daily political work in Greece, Italy and Spain.

 

Disassembling the hybridity of networked activism – Emiliano Treré, Cardiff University

Date: 20/03/2019

Place: 3pm - Sala Simone del Pollaiolo, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: COSMOS Talk

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A talk on the hybrid nature of networked activism

 

Feminist alliances: the discourses, practices and politics of solidarity among inequalities

Date: 06/03/2019 - 07/03/2019

Place: Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Category: COSMOS Conference

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International Conference, 6-7 March 2019, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi – Florence

 

The Cultural Side of Populism. Politics, Emotions, Subcultures and Music in populist times

Date: 04/03/2019

Place: 10am - Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

Category: Other

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This workshop contributes to the debate about cultural aspects and emotions in the study of politics and populism in particular, by addressing the topic from an interdisciplinary perspective (political science and political sociology, together with cultural and media studies and musicology) and from a standpoint of methodological pluralism.

 

The consequences of welfare related protests in Sweden – Katrin Uba, Uppsala University

Date: 28/02/2019

Place: 11am - Aula Filippo Strozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza degli Strozzi 1, Firenze

Category: COSMOS Talk

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11am – Aula Filippo Strozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza degli Strozzi 1, Firenze

 

Poor People’s Movements Struggle for Socio-Political Incorporation in Latin America – Federico Rossi, COCINET

Date: 11/02/2019

Place: 11am - Aula Simone del Pollaiolo, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: COSMOS Talk

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A talk based on the book “The Poor’s Struggle for Political Incorporation” by Federico Rossi for Cambridge University Press 2017.

 

News

05/03/2019

A dialogue on labour, trade unions and conflicts

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On the 22nd of March, from 4pm to 7pm, Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Maurizio Landini (Secretary General of CGIL) will discuss about labour, trade unions and conflicts.

05/02/2019

Call for Papers - Social Movements and Parties in a Fractured Media Landscape

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day symposium held under the auspices of the journal ‘Information, Communication & Society’ (iCS) at the Centre on Social Movement Studies, 1-2 July 2019.

04/02/2019

17 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology and in Transnational Governance, Scuola Normale Superiore

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The grant is for 4 years. It is open to students of all nationalities. Coverage of research expenses (conferences, summer schools, research periods abroads) is provided.

Publications

Journal Article - 2019

Ballots and barricades enhanced: far‐right ‘movement parties’ and movement‐electoral interactions

Andrea Pirro
This contribution enhances our understanding of the contemporary far right by focusing on the neglected links between movements and elections within the broader context of contention.

Journal Article - 2019

From the Rainy Place to the Burnt Palace: How Social Movements Form their Political Strategies. The Case of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba

Leonidas Oikonomakis
Exploring the case of the cocaleros of the Chapare, this article argues that more emphasis should be placed on mechanisms that are internal to the movements, such as: (a) the resonance of other political experiences at home and abroad, (b) internal struggles for ideological hegemony, and (c) the political formation of their grassroots.