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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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06/10/2017

Open Democracy Post - "The streets will always be ours" - Catalonia, a referendum from below

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Although some still conceive of the referendum as launched by a pro-independence vanguard, the elite story falls short of explaining the resilient participation of a large part of Catalan civil society. This post at Open Democracy addresses this issue from a different angle.

24/09/2017

New Publication Out - "Social movements and referendums from below. Direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis"

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A timely publication to shed light on the link between social movements that formed as a consequence of the 2008 financial crash and the referendums' dynamic and results.

25/08/2017

Donatella Della Porta con Yanis Varoufakis alla 13esima conferenza ESA

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Wednesday, August 30th (8pm-9.30pm) professor della Porta, who directs the Center on Social Movement Studies(Cosmos), will dialogue with Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Minister of Finance during the first Tsipras government, about the future of Europe and the social consequences of neoliberal economies

Publications

Monograph - 2018

Social Movements and Civil War : When Protests for Democratization Fail

Donatella della Porta, Teije Hidde Donker , Bogumila Hall , Emin Poljarevic
This book investigates the origins of civil wars which emerge from failed attempts at democratization. The main aim of this volume is to develop a theoretical explanation of the conditions under which and the mechanisms through which social movements' struggles for democracy ends up in civil war.

Monograph - 2017

Social movements and referendums from below. Direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis

Donatella Della Porta, Francis O'Connor, Martin Portos and Anna Subirats Ribas
Out now "Social movements and referendum from below", the first book that bridges the gap between social movement studies and research on direct democracy. It draws on social movement theory to understand the nature of popular mobilisation in referendums using unique case studies such as the referendum on independence in Scotland, the consultations on independence in Catalonia, the Italian referendum on water, the referendum on the Troika proposals in Greece and the referendum on the debt repayment in Iceland.