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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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08/06/2017

Call for Papers - Cosmos Conference "The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism"

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The Centre on Social Movement Studies, directed by Professor Donatella Della Porta, calls for papers addressing the recent global wave of student protests for a two-days conference to bel held in Florence, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), on 15-16 November 2017.

19/05/2017

Video available for the International Conference – Beyond Borders: Refugees and Struggles in Europe Mobilization, Solidarity and Political Challenges in the Long Summer of Migration

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Watch the video of the International Conference – Beyond Borders, which was held at Palazzo Strozzi on May 12, 2017

19/05/2017

Marco Deseriis wins Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government

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Dr. Marco Deseriis, Marie Curie Fellow and Research Fellow at Cosmos, has won the Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government (Danube University, Krems Au Donau, Austria)

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Comparing Digital Protest Media Imaginaries: Anti-Austerity Movements in Greece, Italy & Spain

Emiliano Treré, Sandra Jeppensen and Alice Mattoni
Drawing on 60 semi­-structured interviews with activists involved in anti-austerity protests, the article brings together social movement studies and communications theories to compare digital protest media imaginaries in Greece, Spain and Italy

Journal Article - 2017

Technopopulism: The Emergence of a Discursive Formation

Marco Deseriis
This article argues that technopopulism is an emerging discursive formation that arises from the convergence of two preexisting discourses: populism and technolibertarianism. Whereas these discourses are historically distinct the global financial crisis and the 2011 wave of struggles precipitated the political conditions for their intersection and hybridization.