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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Juan Masullo J.

PhD candidate

Juan Masullo J. is a Colombian political scientist and sociologist from Javeriana University (Bogotá, University). He holds MAs in International Relations (International Peace and Security) from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and Political Science (Comparative Politics) from the Central European University (CEU). He is currently a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute (EUI) and an associate researcher at the Conflict Analysis Resource Center (CERAC). His current research focuses on civilian collective behavior in civil war settings, with an especial emphasis on non-violent action at the local level. More broadly, he is interested in the study of political violence, civilian agency in war zones, and contentious politics. He has also done research on post-structural approaches to development studies and to international relations theory.

Research interests: civil wars, civilian agency, nonviolent resistance, collective action, and social movements

News

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.

20/11/2018

Call for Papers - International Conference The Contentious Politics of Solidarity

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The conference will focus on the contestation of acts of solidarity by counter-movements and the state, as well as on resistance to it by migrant and pro-migrant movements.

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.

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.