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2018-05-18

Donatella della Porta at the Belleuve Forum in Berlin – May 23, 2018

On May 23rd, 2018, the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks with Donatella della Porta, Christoph Möllers and David Van Reybrouck about anti-politics, anti-establishment and the dangers of indifference to the political to address the 2018 topic of the Forum “Society without Politics – Testing Liberal Democracies”.

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On May 23rd, 2018, Donatella della Porta will be participating in the prestigious event series of the German Federal President “Forum Bellevue on the Future of Democracy”. In this occasion, professor della Porta will be discussing with the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Christoph Möllers and David Van Reybrouck about anti-politics, anti-establishment and the dangers of indifference to the political to addess the 2018 topic of the Forum “Society without Politics – Testing Liberal Democracies”.

The Forum Bellevue makes a contribution to the critical and open debate on current and fundamental issues and thus to our liberal democracy. At the Forum’s events, the Federal President regularly discusses topics such as the effects of digitization, the impact of demographic change or how much inequality a democracy can with German and international partners from science, politics, culture, business and civil society.  The forum aims to provide space for controversial issues and new perspectives, and to seek open discussion on the conditions for success and the challenges of liberal democracy.

For more information, visit the Bellevue Forum website.

 

News

14/09/2018

Andrea Pirro appointed as new editor of East European Politics

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Andrea Pirro has been recently appointed as new editor of the journal East European Politics published by Taylor and Francis.

31/08/2018

Volkswagen foundation Grant 2018 for Manuela Caiani

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Manuela Caiani has been awarded the Volkswagen Grant 2018 for the research project Popular Music as a Medium for the Mainstreaming of Populist Ideologies in Europe, that will be directed by Mario Dunkel (University Carl von Ossietzky of Oldenburg, Germany).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Movement parties of the far right: The organization and strategies of nativist collective actors

Andrea Pirro, Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Despite theoretical commonalities, very little empirical research has focused on far-right “movement parties” as collective actors operating both in the protest and the electoral arenas. The article redresses this inconsistency by exploring the organizational and strategic configuration of two far-right collective actors—the Hungarian Jobbik and the Italian CasaPound.

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.