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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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George Venizelos

PhD candidate

George Venizelos is a PhD candidate in Political Science and Sociology at Scuola Normale Superiore. His current research focuses on populism and particularly the relationship between populism and power.

He obtained his BA in Politics from the Department of Government at the University of Essex and his MA in International Studies from the Department of Politics and International Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His MA thesis, now a working paper, is titled ”Inherently Greek? A psychoanalytic perspective on Greek Cypriot identity”.

In 2016, George led a research project for the European Parliament investigating youth opinions on the EU in Cyprus. He has also worked as a freelancer for Reuters and published articles in Cypriot newspapers.

Research interests: populism, identity, discourse, psychoanalysis, and post-structuralism

News

08/04/2018

Austeridad, capitalismo y conflicto social. Nuevas tendencias en el estudio de los movimientos sociales - An interview with Donatella della Porta

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An interview with Donatella della Porta realized by COES - Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Cohesión Social

12/03/2018

"Standing up for Science" - a documentary by Dieter Rucht

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A documentary by Dieter Rucht on the 2017 March for Science in Washington, D.C. - now available on YouTube.

24/02/2018

COSMOS Talks Calendar - Second Semester 2018

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Read here the full calendar of the COSMOS Talks Series

Publications

Edited Volume - 2018

Solidarity Mobilizations in the ‘Refugee Crisis’. Contentious Moves

Donatella della Porta (ed.)
This edited volume ddresses a gap in research on social movements that has disregarded the origins of discontent and overlooks protest as a resource of the powerless; it offers insight into how the movement of refugees across the European Union and elsewhere activates political opportunities; it explores claims to citizenship made by refugees within processes of knowledge production and the mobilization of emotions

Monograph - 2018

I movimenti animalisti in Italia. Strategie, politiche e pratiche di attivismo.

Niccolò Bertuzzi
Il volume si focalizza su coloro che in Italia si occupano di benessere, cura, diritti e liberazione animale all'interno di contesti organizzativi. Grazie alla somministrazione di una survey, interviste agli attivisti e analisi dei frame, emergono una notevole varietà di strategie, pratiche e riferimenti valoriali, la contemporanea presenza di lobby e conflitto, e la natura complessa di un fenomeno al centro dell’attenzione mediatica ma ancora poco studiato in termini sociologici.