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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Helge Hiram Jensen

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Helge prefers to be on fieldwork. He walks where the rivers run, to learn from local peasants about their political and cultural geographies. He was born in 1976 as a Norwegian with Lebanese roots. In 2002 he graduated as a cultural sociologist (Cand.Polit.) at the University of Oslo. From 1999 until 2008 he worked as museum guide, exhibition curator, teacher, author, editor, barista, poet, actor, personal assistant for disabled persons, research assistant in sociology, and small business entrepreneur. In 2009 he was retrained as a political scientist (M.Res.) at the European University Institute – where he also defended his PhD in Political and Social Sciences at 15.05.2015. The doctoral thesis is open access: [http://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/35918] During the academic year 2015-14 he worked as an archivist at Alta Museum World Heritage Rock Art Centre. Starting from the academic year 2015-16 he works at Kristiania University College, on methodological development for practical-aesthetical disciplines, namely interior design, graphical design, market communication and journalism.

Research interests: methodology, political economy, political geography, Arctic area, and Mediterranean area

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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.