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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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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).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

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.

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.