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Luisa Chiodi

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Luisa Chiodi has been the director of Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso since 2006. After completing her undergraduate studies in Political Science at the University of Milan, she earned her doctorate in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute (Florence). From 2003 to 2008, she was a contract professor of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna where she taught “Eastern European studies”.She edited academic publications and coordinated a number of research projects.Previously she carried out assignments for international organizations such as the OCSE, the World Bank and for international NGOs in the Balkans.Her research interests focus on civil society and the transnational social dynamics of post-communism.

Research interests: Balkans, civil society, and post-communist society

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

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.

Journal Article - 2019

The Modern Prince and the Sociological Imagination

Riccardo Emilio Chesta, Michael Burawoy
Michael Burawoy in Conversation with Riccardo Emilio Chesta