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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Cédric Masse

Visiting Scholar

Cédric Masse is finishing a doctoral dissertation in sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. His main current research focuses on social movements related to alter-globalisation in the context of Portugal. More precisely, through these movements, he deals with the questions of mobilisations, praxes and identities, and more largely, with the problematic of the genesis and formation of social movements.Among his writings on the civil society organisations and social movements, he published a book in 2007 entitled Les Organisations non Gouvernementales face aux Gouvernants. Les rapports majeurs des ONG avec l’ONU, la Banque Mondiale et la Commission Européenne (Paris, Editions Le Manuscrit).

 

Research interests: social movements, civil society, (alter-)globalisation, social action, and identity

News

05/03/2019

A dialogue on labour, trade unions and conflicts

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On the 22nd of March, from 4pm to 7pm, Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Maurizio Landini (Secretary General of CGIL) will discuss about labour, trade unions and conflicts.

05/02/2019

Call for Papers - Social Movements and Parties in a Fractured Media Landscape

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day symposium held under the auspices of the journal ‘Information, Communication & Society’ (iCS) at the Centre on Social Movement Studies, 1-2 July 2019.

04/02/2019

17 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology and in Transnational Governance, Scuola Normale Superiore

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The grant is for 4 years. It is open to students of all nationalities. Coverage of research expenses (conferences, summer schools, research periods abroads) is provided.

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.