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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Louisa Parks

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Louisa Parks is Associate Professor at the Scuola di Studi Internazionli of the University of Trento.

Previous to this appointment, she has been a lecturer at the School of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Lincoln, UK.

She completed her PhD, a study on the impacts of social movement campaigns at the European Union level, in early 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Donatella della Porta. Louisa has also worked on the Subterranean Politics in Europe project focusing on protest in Italy under the financial crisis in 2011, as a parliamentary researcher in the European Parliament, and as an academic editor and translator. She has published work on accountability in the EU, protest in the EU, tracing the impacts of transnational movements, protest in Italy in 2011, and framing in the climate movement.

Research interests: transnational social movements, European Union, civil society, frame analysis, and political process theory

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05/03/2019

A dialogue on labour, trade unions and conflicts

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On the 22nd of March, from 4pm to 7pm, Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Maurizio Landini (Secretary General of CGIL) will discuss about labour, trade unions and conflicts.

05/02/2019

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.

04/02/2019

17 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology and in Transnational Governance, Scuola Normale Superiore

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The grant is for 4 years. It is open to students of all nationalities. Coverage of research expenses (conferences, summer schools, research periods abroads) is provided.

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.