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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

22/07/2019

Protest for a future: international report on #FridaysForFuture and the climate strike

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Composition, mobilization and motives of the participants in Fridays For Future climate protests on 15 March 2019, in 13 European cities. A multi-country collaboration report, with contributions from COSMOS researchers Lorenzo Zamponi, Donatella della Porta, Martín Portos, Niccolò Bertuzzi and Daniela Chironi.

21/06/2019

Call for papers: "The Nation and the Radical Left - Practices and Discourses of National Identity in Left-Wing Politics"

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The call for papers is now open for a conference on national identities and left-wing politics.

18/06/2019

Call for papers: “Class without consciousness” – The Politics of Fragmented Class Identities

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day conference on class and identities at the Scuola Normale Superiore on 14-15 November 2019

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.