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Joldon Kutmanaliev

PhD candidate

Joldon Kutmanaliev is a PhD researcher at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, the European University Institute. His preliminary dissertation topic is “Ethnic violence and peace in southern Kyrgyzstan”. His current research seeks to explain spatial variations in violence during the ethnic conflict in 2010 in Kyrgyzstan. Joldon received his BA diploma in history from the Bishkek Humanities University in Kyrgyzstan, MA diploma in political science from the Central European University in Hungary. He was a visiting fellow at Government Department, Cornell University in spring semesters 2005-2007 (funded by Faculty Development Program, the Open Society Institute – New York) and at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University in spring semester 2010 (funded by CARTI program, the Open Society Institute –Budapest). Before coming to the EUI, he was a lecturer at the Department of Oriental Studies and International Relations, the Bishkek Humanities University in Kyrgyzstan.

Research interests: political violence, ethnic politics, Central Asian politics, Soviet nationality policy

Research interests: political violence, ethnic politics, Central Asian politics, and Soviet nationality policy

News

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).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

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.

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.