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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Lasse Lindekilde

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Lasse Lindekilde is employed as Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Government, University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches sociology and methodology. Lasse received his PhD. -degree from the European University Institute, Florence, in December 2008 for a dissertation on the reactions of Danish Muslims to the publication of the Muhammad cartoons. Currently he is doing research on radicalization prevention policies in Europe, questions of tolerance vis-à-vis political participation of minorities and migration related diversity. He has published several international journal articles and book chapters on these matters, including: “Neo-liberal Governing of ‘Radicals’: Danish Radicalization Prevention Policies and Potential iatrogenic Effects”, International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 6(1)2012. “Radicalization and the Limits of Tolerance”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Online August 2012, co-authored with Lene Kühle. “How Politically Integrated are Danish Muslims? Evidence from the Muhammad Cartoons Controversy”, in Muslim Political Participation in Europe, J. S. Nielsen (ed.), Edinburg: Edinburg University Press, 2012. “Soft Repression and Mobilization: The case of Transnational Activism of Danish Muslims during the Cartoons Controversy”, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 42(3), 2009. “Muslim Claims-making in Context: Comparing the Danish and the Swedish Muhammad Caricatures Controversies”, Ethnicities, 9(3), 2009. Co-authored with Göran Larsson, University of Göteborg. “Mobilizing in the Name of the Prophet? The Mobilization/Demobilization of Danish Muslims during the Muhammad Caricatures Controversy”, Mobilization 13(2): 219-232, 2008.

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13/12/2017

Call for Paper: Conference “1968-2018, fifty years after: Where is the social movements field going?”

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Taking the 1968 anniversary as a stimulating moment for reflection, this conference seeks to provide space for looking at the implications of that period on social movement research as well as addressing a number of key questions in current social movement research.

04/12/2017

Martin Portos Garcia wins the ISA's Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists

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The International Sociological Association has just announced the list of the winners of the Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, amongst which Martin Portos Garcia - post-doc fellow at COSMOS

10/11/2017

Call for Application Now Open: Summer School on Youth Political Participation in Times of Inequalities

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We are pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for the Summer School on Youth Political Participation in Times of Inequalities, sponsored by the Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities project (EURYKA) and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS).

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Repertoires of knowledge practices: Social movements in times of crisis

Donatella della Porta and Elena Pavan
Starting from the assumption that knowledge becomes all the more important for movements in times of crisis, as old structures are challenged and new ones envisaged and proved feasible, the purpose of this paper is to suggest ways to expand the toolkit of social movement studies in order to empirically address knowledge practices as a meaningful part of contemporary progressive activism.

Journal Article - 2017

’Solidarietà sconvenienti’. Reti online di estrema destra contro e per la riforma dell’Europa

Elena Pavan and Manuela Caiani
By focusing on the websites of extreme right organizations in six European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and by making a combined use of digital research tools and social network analysis, we explore how extreme right organizations make a strategic use of ICTs to connect in the online space and the arguments they move forward to criticize and reform current projects of European integration. Our results suggest that ICTs sustain the construction of inconvenient solidarities in heterogeneous ways, supporting different modes of online conversations amongst extreme right websites which, in turn, affect their capacity to propose shared critiques and proposals to reform the European Union.