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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Sanjin Uležić

Research Fellow

As a research fellow with Cosmos, my research is embedded in the project “Shifting Forms of Political Violence: a Socio-Spatial Relational Approach” led by dr. Lorenzo Bosi, with my work focusing on the case of the Provisional IRA.

My previous position was as a research assistant at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, working on the FP7 “Memory, Youth, Political Legacy And Civic Engagement” (MYPLACE) project.

My upcoming publications address topics of self-limitation in non-state actor behaviour, strategic innovation and adjustment of non-state entities, temporal mechanisms within informal governance regimes, as well as an expansion of securitisation theory, and my upcoming conference presentations problematise the implications of increased state repression of activists for researchers’ interviewing processes. In terms of geographic interests, my work focuses on Northern Ireland, South-Eastern Europe, and Iran.

Research interests: informal governance and non-state political violence and strategy

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.