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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.

News

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.

16/06/2018

Martin Portos wins the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017

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Martin Portos was just awarded with the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017 with his tesis “Voicing outrage, contending with austerity. Mobilization in Spain under the Great Recession”, realized under the supervision of prof. Donatella della Porta.

18/05/2018

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

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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".

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Comparing hybrid media systems in the digital age: A theoretical framework for analysis

Alice Mattoni and Diego Ceccobelli
The relationship between media and politics today is deeply entrenched in the wide use of information and communication technologies to the point that scholars speak about the emergence of hybrid media systems in which older and newer media logics combine. However, it is still unclear how the configuration of hybrid media systems changes across countries today, especially with regard to the interconnection between media and politics. The article develops a theoretical framework to capture such national differences.

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.