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2017-12-04

Martin Portos Garcia wins the ISA’s Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists

The International Sociological Association has just announced the list of the winners of the Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, amongst which Martin Portos Garcia – post-doc fellow at COSMOS

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The International Sociological Association has just announced the list of the winners and finalist of the Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, selected by the Grand Jury chaired by the ISA President Margaret Abraham.

WINNERS (in alphabetical order)
•       Mr Bouchta EZZIANI, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben AbdiAllah, Fès,  Morocco
Youth and Sexuality in Moroccan Society: The Case of Educated Youth
•       Ms Karen FOSTER, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
The Ethics of Work and Consumption in Rural Atlantic Canada
•       Mr Tommaso GRAVANTE, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Desaparición forzada y trauma cultural en México. La construcción de una nueva narrativa social a partir del Movimiento de Ayotzinapa
•       Mr Martin PORTOS GARCIA, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy
Unpacking the Virtuous Circle: Aggrieved Protesters, Eventful Protests or Both at the Same Time?
•       Ms Yuan Zheng LI, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Join the Eco-innovation Bandwagon: Evidence from Chinese Firms

FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)
•       Mr Xuan DONG, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Cinderellas on the Training Ground: Femininities in Transition among Female Martial Arts Students in China
•       Mr Minwoo JUNG, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
World Society in Action: Mobilizing the International in South Korean LGBT Activism
•       Mr Ben LAKSANA, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Religious Diversity of the Everyday: Understanding Religious Inclusivity through Young People’s Lived Religious Citizenship in Indonesia
•       Ms Tania RUIZ-CHAPMAN, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,
Toronto, Canada
The Bare Life of Undocumented Migration: Maintaining the Cartesian Subject through the ‘Illegal Mexican’
•       Mr Ahmed SELIM, University of Kent, United Kingdom
The Role of the Resource Mobilization & the Political Opportunities in the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
•       Ms Lyuba SPASOVA, Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences, Bulgaria
Approval towards Deviance in Government: A Case Study on Dual Reality Creation

The winners receive four-year membership in the ISA, registration fee and ticket to participate in the XIX World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018) and a pre-congress seminar (accommodation provided July 10-13, 2018) in Toronto, Canada.

The finalists receive Merit Award Certificate, four-year membership in the ISA, registration fee to participate in the XIX World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018) and in a pre-congress seminar (accommodation provided July 10-13, 2018) in Toronto, Canada. The ISA, however, cannot cover their travel costs.

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CFP Athens conference "Capitalism, Democracy, Contention: A Decade of Crisis" 13-15 May 2020

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Aspiring to shed light on the Greek experience in the era of crisis in a comparative, inter-disciplinary perspective, the Laboratory on Contentious Politics (Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University, Athens), the Centre on Social Movement Studies (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence) and the Hellenic Political Science Association are organizing an international conference to be held at Panteion University, on 13, 14 and 15 May 2020.

12/12/2019

Prof. Donatella Della Porta to Be Awarded Honorary PhD

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On Friday 13, 2019, the University of the Peloponnese (PSIR) will award an honorary doctorate to Professor Donatella Della Porta, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore.

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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Publications

Journal Article - 2021

Populism between voting and non-electoral participation

Andrea Pirro & Martín Portos
The article focuses on a neglected aspect of populist mobilisation, i.e. non-electoral participation (NEP), and elaborates on the extent to which populist party voters engage politically outside the polling station. While challenging common understandings of populism as inherently distrustful and apathetic, and protest as an exclusive practice of the left, the study critically places NEP at the heart of populism in general, and populist right politics in particular.

Monograph - 2021

Migrant Protest. Interactive Dynamics in Precarious Mobilizations

Elias Steinhilper
This book explores the interactions and spaces shaping the emergence, trajectory, and fragmentation of migrant protest in unfavorable contexts of marginalization.

Special Issue - 2020

The Cultural Side of Populism: Politics, Emotions, Music and Subcultures in Populist Times

Manuela Caiani & Enrico Padoan
This special issue aims to combine an analytical perspective with an empirical focus on current populism(s) in Europe and their cultural aspects.

Journal Article - 2020

On corruption and state capture: The struggle of anti-corruption activism in Hungary

Andrea Pirro & Donatella della Porta
The article draws on social movement theory to understand collective action against corruption in Hungary. While offering a perspective on anti-corruption activism, the article demonstrates its limits against a set of unfavourable factors.

Monograph - 2020

Discursive Turns and Critical Junctures: Debating Citizenship after the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Donatella della Porta, Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Konstantinos Eleftheriadis & Andrea Felicetti
The book offers an in-depth analysis of the unfolding of the public debate in terms of content of claims making, framing, and justifications as well as the quality (deliberativeness) of the discourses by a variety of actors in the public sphere.

Journal Article - 2020

Rethinking the digital democratic affordance and its impact on political representation: Toward a new framework

Marco Deseriis
This article advances a new theory of the digital democratic affordance, a concept first introduced by Lincoln Dahlberg to devise a taxonomy of the democratic capacities of digital media applications.

Monograph - 2020

Anti-Neoliberal Populisms in Comparative Perspective. A Latinamericanisation of Southern Europe?

Enrico Padoan
In this book, Enrico Padoan proposes an original middle-range theory to explain the emergence and the internal organisation of anti-neoliberal populist parties in Latin America and Southern Europe, and the relationships between these parties and the organised working class.

Journal Article - 2019

Alliance building and eventful protests: comparing Spanish and Portuguese trajectories under the Great Recession

Martín Portos & Tiago Carvalho
Social movement research has shed light on the relationship between processes of alliance building and multiple factors related to political opportunities, framing, identities, networks and resource mobilization. However, less is known about the impact of eventful protests on coalition building dynamics.

Monograph - 2019

Social Mobilization beyond Ethnicity. Civic Activism and Grassroots Movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chiara Milan
This book offers an in-depth investigation of the emergence and spread of social mobilizations that transcend ethnicity in societies violently divided along ethno-national lines. Using Bosnia Herzegovina as a case study, the book explores episodes of mobilization which have superseded ethno-nationalist cleavages.