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Emin Poljarevic

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Emin Poljarevic is Associate Professor, Sociology of Religion, at Uppsala University. His PhD thesis from 2012 (EUI) examined a range of motivations behind mobilization of young Muslim Brotherhood activists in Egypt right before the popular uprisings 2011. Two consecutive research grants (2013-2014 and 2015-2017) allowed him to expand his research scope by studying religious activism within various strands of Salafism at the University of Edinburgh and Qatar University. In addition to his interests in studying the mobilization dynamics within Islamism and Salafism, his research focuses on investigation of the role of religion and, in particular, theology in violence oriented Muslim activism.

Research interests: non-violent and violent political theologies, Muslim mobilization in minority contexts, and Muslim civil society and political participation in Scandinavian states

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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.