The Centre on Social Movement Studies


Måns Robert Lundstedt

PhD candidate

Måns Robert Lundstedt is a PhD candidate in political science and sociology. His current research studies local processes of collective action in Sweden within the context of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ of 2015 and 2016. His research specifically inquires into trajectories of collective action against the accommodation of refugees.

Måns holds a Master’s degree in sociology from Lund University. His MA thesis analyzed the history of the local radical left wing activism scene in a town in Northern Sweden. As research assistant and independent researcher, he has also contributed to studies of radical left wing activism in Sweden and the Baltic region, policy entrepreneurs in international organizations, and urban grassroots mobilization in Poland.

Research interests: social movements, local activism, repertoires of action, Contentious politics, and political violence



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

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.


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

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


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

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


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.