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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

08/06/2017

Call for Papers - Cosmos Conference "The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism"

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The Centre on Social Movement Studies, directed by Professor Donatella Della Porta, calls for papers addressing the recent global wave of student protests for a two-days conference to bel held in Florence, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), on 15-16 November 2017.

19/05/2017

Video available for the International Conference – Beyond Borders: Refugees and Struggles in Europe Mobilization, Solidarity and Political Challenges in the Long Summer of Migration

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Watch the video of the International Conference – Beyond Borders, which was held at Palazzo Strozzi on May 12, 2017

19/05/2017

Marco Deseriis wins Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government

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Dr. Marco Deseriis, Marie Curie Fellow and Research Fellow at Cosmos, has won the Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government (Danube University, Krems Au Donau, Austria)

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Comparing Digital Protest Media Imaginaries: Anti-Austerity Movements in Greece, Italy & Spain

Emiliano Treré, Sandra Jeppensen and Alice Mattoni
Drawing on 60 semi­-structured interviews with activists involved in anti-austerity protests, the article brings together social movement studies and communications theories to compare digital protest media imaginaries in Greece, Spain and Italy

Journal Article - 2017

Technopopulism: The Emergence of a Discursive Formation

Marco Deseriis
This article argues that technopopulism is an emerging discursive formation that arises from the convergence of two preexisting discourses: populism and technolibertarianism. Whereas these discourses are historically distinct the global financial crisis and the 2011 wave of struggles precipitated the political conditions for their intersection and hybridization.