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Andrea Pirro – “The populist politics of Euroscepticism in times of crisis”

Date: 07/06/2017

Place: Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore - Palazzo Strozzi, Florence - Room Filippo Strozzi

Category: Other

Abstract:

On June 7 – h. 13:00 – 14:30, Andrea Pirro (Scuola Normale Superiore), will discuss his research by presenting a paper entitled: “The populist politics of Euroscepticism in times of crisis”

 

Conference – Un’America “all’italiana”? La democrazia populista nell’età di Trump

Date: 04/05/2017

Place: Aula Kessler, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento (via Verdi, 26)

Category: Other

Abstract:

The public conference “Un’America ‘all’italiana’? La democrazia populista nell’età di Trump” will host Prof. Sidney Tarrow (Cornell University), one of the most prominent scholars in the field of colective action, social movements, and contentious politics studies.

 

The 2017 “Mauro Rostagno Lectures in Contentious Politics”, Prof. Sidney Tarrow

Date: 26/04/2017 - 03/05/2017

Place: Department of Sociology and Social Research, Univertsity of Trento, Via Verdi 26

Category: Other

Abstract:

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

 

Protest Media Ecologies: Communicative Affordances for Social Change in the Digital Era

Date: 20/04/2017 - 21/02/2017

Place: Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore - Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze - Room Filippo Strozzi

Category: Other

Abstract:

From the 20th to the 21st of April, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Room Filippo Strozzi: a two day workshop on activists media practices in protest media ecologies from anti-austerity movements in Southern Europe to global perspectives on movements and digital technologies.

 

Elena Pavan – “Studying digital media networks of activism during the process of institutionalization”

Date: 15/03/2017

Place: Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore - Palazzo Strozzi, Florence - Room Simone del Pollaiolo

Category: Other

Abstract:

On March 15 – h. 13:00 – 14:30, Elena Pavan (Scuola Normale Superiore), will discuss her research by presenting a paper entitled: “Studying digital media networks of activism during the process of institutionalization”

 

Alice Mattoni – “Political participation in complex media enviroments”

Date: 15/02/2017

Place: Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore - Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze - Room Filippo Strozzi

Category: Other

Abstract:

On February 15 – h. 13:00 – 14:30, Alice Mattoni (Scuola Normale Superiore), Diego Ceccobelli (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Emiliano Trerè (Scuola Normale Superiore) will present the research conducted in the framework of the research project PiCME – Political Participation in Complex Media Environments.

 

The Subversion of Big Data. Cultures, Discourses and Practices of Big Data in Social Movements Contexts

Date: 17/11/2016 - 18/11/2016

Place: Aula Filippo Strozzi, Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Scuola Normale Superiore, Firenze

Category: Other

Abstract:

This seminar is part ot the Social Movements and Media Technologies: Present Challenges and Future Developments Seminar Series, designed to tackle and critically understand one of the crucial societal changes of our times: the relationship between political participation and media technologies.

 

Irish Society, History and Culture: 100 Years After 2016

Date: 12/10/2016 - 14/10/2016

Place: Scuola Normale Superiore, European University Institute, and Università degli Studi di Firenze

Category: Other

Abstract:

 

The Missing Actor: The Meaning of Political Cultures for Media/Movements Interactions

Date: 21/04/2016 - 22/04/2016

Place: Aula Filippo Strozzi, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Via degli Strozzi 1, Florence

Category: Other

Abstract:

This seminar is part ot the Social Movements and Media Technologies: Present Challenges and Future Developments Seminar Series, designed to tackle and critically understand one of the crucial societal changes of our times: the relationship between political participation and media technologies.

 

The Contentious Politics of Higher Education

Date: 11/02/2016

Place: Room Simone del Pollaiolo, Isituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: Other

Abstract:

A seminar that explores the contentious politics of higher education in several countries across the world.

 

The Activist, the Academic and Digital Media: Challenging Research, Re-thinking Theory

Date: 14/12/2015 - 15/12/2015

Place: Goldmisths, University of London

Category: Other

Abstract:

This seminar is part ot the Social Movements and Media Technologies: Present Challenges and Future Developments Seminar Series, designed to tackle and critically understand one of the crucial societal changes of our times: the relationship between political participation and media technologies.

 

Movement and Parties, Movement Parties, Movement in Parties

Date: 06/10/2015

Place: Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Category: Other

Abstract:

A contribution of this conference is in the bridging of concepts and theories developed in two quite successful subfields in the social and political sciences: social movements’ and political parties’ studies. In particular, focusing on relations between parties and movements, we will address the relevant issues of social movement effects as well as literature on party system changes. Bridging both traditions of studies we shall reflect on the transformation of movement/parties relations induced by the neoliberal critical junctures, as well as on the organizational transformation that from social movements spilled over into party politics.

 

Visibilities: Social Protest, ‘The Media’, and the Shaping of Public Opinion

Date: 03/09/2015 - 04/09/2015

Place: Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

Category: Other

Abstract:

This seminar is part ot the Social Movements and Media Technologies: Present Challenges and Future Developments Seminar Series, designed to tackle and critically understand one of the crucial societal changes of our times: the relationship between political participation and media technologies.

 

Neoliberalism in the Crisis

Date: 22/05/2015

Place: Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Category: Other

Abstract:

The event is part of the seminar series “Marxism(s) in social movements. Is Marx Back in Social Theory?” jointly organized by the social movement working group of the European University Institute and the Centre on Social Movement Studies during the academic year 2014/15 that will deal with

 

Using Qualitative Data in Our Writings

Date: 20/05/2015

Place: Room Simone del Pollaiolo, Isituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Palazzo Strozzi

Category: Other

Abstract:

A workshop on how to use data from in-depth interviews and participant observation in academic writing

 

News

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.

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

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