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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Konstantinos Eleftehriadis

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Konstantinos Eleftehriadis is a Research and Teaching Associate in the Sociology Department of SciencesPo-Paris. He completed his PhD degree in Social and Political Sciences at the EUI in November 2014. His dissertation ‘Gender and sexual politics in Europe: Queer festivals and their ounterpublics’ was supervised by Professors Donatella della Porta and Didier Eribon. Konstantinos’ areas of specialization include: sociology of collective identities, gender and sexuality studies, counterpublics and the public sphere. His work has been published in Social Movement Studies; ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies; L’Homme et la Société, He has also contributed in edited volumes, such as LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe (eds. Palgrave-Macmillan) and Politiche dell’orgoglio. Sessualità, soggettività e movimenti sociali (eds. ETS-Pisa). He has been faculty member of the Politics department of Maastricht University (2014). Konstantinos holds a bachelor and Master’s degree in Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; University Paris-8), and a Master’s degree in Sociology (EHESS-Paris)

Research interests: sociology of mobilizations, counterpublics, queer, and collective identities

News

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.