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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Chiara Milan

Research Fellow

Chiara Milan is a research fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, involved in the project “Mobilizing for Democracy – Collective Action and the Refugee Crisis”. She investigates the protests and grassroots initiatives in solidarity with refugees in Austria and in the countries of former Yugoslavia in the context of the 2015-16 so-called refugee crisis.

Chiara holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI), and is a visiting fellow at the Center for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz, Austria. She received her MA with honors in Development Studies from the University of Bologna and her BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Padova.

She conducted extensive research on the dynamics of mobilization and collective action in the Yugoslav successor states, with a specific focus on Bosnia Herzegovina. Her research interests include contentious politics, urban movements, refugees and forced migration.

 

Research interests: sociology of migration, contentious politics in Southeastern Europe, urban movements, and anti-nationalist movements

News

05/03/2019

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.

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.

21/02/2019

Applications now open! Third Edition of the Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilisation

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Applicants must send their application materials no later than March the 17th 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.