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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Leonidas Oikonomakis

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Leonidas Oikonomakis is a PhD researcher in Social Movement Studies at the European University Institute, a rapper with the Greek hip-hop formation Social Waste, and an editor for ROAR Magazine. His research focuses on the political strategies of the Zapatistas and the Bolivian Cocaleros. Together with Jerome Roos and Andres Cornejo he has co-directed the documentary “Utopia on the Horizon” on the 2011 Movement of the Squares in Greece. He has recently joined the Scuola Normale Superiore as a reseach assistant in a project directed by Donatella della Porta.

Research interests: autonomy, direct democracy, collective memory, and movements strategies

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News

07/01/2019

Donatella della Porta at the Stein Rokkan lecture in Mons - 9 April 2019

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Donatella della Porta invited to give the Stein Rokkan lecture during the next ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops in April 2019.

07/01/2019

Call for Papers - Social Movements and Parties in a Fractured Media Landscape

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day symposium held under the auspices of the journal ‘Information, Communication & Society’ (iCS) at the Centre on Social Movement Studies, 1-2 July 2019.

29/11/2018

Call for Papers - International Conference on Feminist Alliances

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The conference will focus on the role played by discourses, practices and politics in the construction and political consequences of feminist alliances with inequalities defined by class, race/ethnicity, citizenship, age, disability and sexuality.

Publications

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.

Monograph - 2018

The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Struggles and Power Relations within English and Italian Universities

Lorenzo Cini
Drawing on neo-institutionalist and social movement approaches, this book analyses the impact that recent student mobilizations have brought about within Italian and English universities in terms of student services, curriculum organization, and governance structures.