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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Lorenzo Mosca

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Lorenzo Mosca is Full Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan. He currently coordinates a local research unit in the project Comparing Social Media and Political Participation across EU.

Previous to this appointment, Lorenzo Mosca has been Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence.  He has been involved in several national and European research projects such as “Europub.Com – The Transformation of Political Mobilisation and Communication in European Public Spheres” (FP5), “Demos – Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society” (FP6), “Younex – Youth, unemployment, and exclusion in Europe” (FP7).

He has been among the founding members of the Journal Partecipazione e Conflitto (http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/paco). He is associate editor of the journals “South European Society and Politics” and “International Journal of E-Politics”, as well as member of the editorial board of the “European Journal of Communication”. 

Research interests: political participation, political communication, online politics, and movement parties

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News

22/07/2019

Protest for a future: international report on #FridaysForFuture and the climate strike

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Composition, mobilization and motives of the participants in Fridays For Future climate protests on 15 March 2019, in 13 European cities. A multi-country collaboration report, with contributions from COSMOS researchers Lorenzo Zamponi, Donatella della Porta, Martín Portos, Niccolò Bertuzzi and Daniela Chironi.

21/06/2019

Call for papers: "The Nation and the Radical Left - Practices and Discourses of National Identity in Left-Wing Politics"

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The call for papers is now open for a conference on national identities and left-wing politics.

18/06/2019

Call for papers: “Class without consciousness” – The Politics of Fragmented Class Identities

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day conference on class and identities at the Scuola Normale Superiore on 14-15 November 2019

Publications

Journal Article - 2019

Ballots and barricades enhanced: far‐right ‘movement parties’ and movement‐electoral interactions

Andrea Pirro
This contribution enhances our understanding of the contemporary far right by focusing on the neglected links between movements and elections within the broader context of contention.

Journal Article - 2019

From the Rainy Place to the Burnt Palace: How Social Movements Form their Political Strategies. The Case of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba

Leonidas Oikonomakis
Exploring the case of the cocaleros of the Chapare, this article argues that more emphasis should be placed on mechanisms that are internal to the movements, such as: (a) the resonance of other political experiences at home and abroad, (b) internal struggles for ideological hegemony, and (c) the political formation of their grassroots.