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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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07/01/2019

Donatella della Porta at the Stein Rokkan lecture in Mons - 9 April 2019

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Donatella della Porta invited to give the Stein Rokkan lecture during the next ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops in April 2019.

07/01/2019

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.

29/11/2018

Call for Papers - International Conference on Feminist Alliances

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The conference will focus on the role played by discourses, practices and politics in the construction and political consequences of feminist alliances with inequalities defined by class, race/ethnicity, citizenship, age, disability and sexuality.

Publications

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.

Monograph - 2018

The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Struggles and Power Relations within English and Italian Universities

Lorenzo Cini
Drawing on neo-institutionalist and social movement approaches, this book analyses the impact that recent student mobilizations have brought about within Italian and English universities in terms of student services, curriculum organization, and governance structures.