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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

09/11/2018

Donatella della Porta on the Growing Criminalization of Protest

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The criminalization of protest is growing: there are many signals of this both in ‘hybrid’ regimes and in democratic countries. In this interview, Donatella della Porta discusses the dynamics and consequences of such trend.

14/09/2018

Andrea Pirro appointed as new editor of East European Politics

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Andrea Pirro has been recently appointed as new editor of the journal East European Politics published by Taylor and Francis.

31/08/2018

Volkswagen foundation Grant 2018 for Manuela Caiani

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Manuela Caiani has been awarded the Volkswagen Grant 2018 for the research project Popular Music as a Medium for the Mainstreaming of Populist Ideologies in Europe, that will be directed by Mario Dunkel (University Carl von Ossietzky of Oldenburg, Germany).

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Movement parties of the far right: The organization and strategies of nativist collective actors

Andrea Pirro, Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Despite theoretical commonalities, very little empirical research has focused on far-right “movement parties” as collective actors operating both in the protest and the electoral arenas. The article redresses this inconsistency by exploring the organizational and strategic configuration of two far-right collective actors—the Hungarian Jobbik and the Italian CasaPound.

Monograph - 2018

Political Strategies and Social Movements in Latin America. The Zapatistas and Bolivian Cocaleros

Leonidas Oikonomakis
This book investigates how social movements form their political strategies in their quest for social change and -when they shift from one strategy to another- why and how that happens.