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Mario Quaranta

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Mario Quaranta is a Max Weber Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the
European University Institute.

Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of
the Scuola Normale Superiore, and a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at
LUISS University, Roma (Italy).

He obtained a PhD in Political Science in 2013 from the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane,
Florence (Italy), and was a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy, University of
California (USA), and at the Department of Sociology, Universiteit Utrecht (NL). He has been
involved in several research projects on quality of democracy, political participation, public
opinion, and collection of survey data.

His articles have appeared, among others, in Current Sociology, Information, Communication &
Society, International Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, European Political Science
Review, Social Science Research, Social Indicators Research, South European Society and Politics,
and West European Politics. His book “Political protest in Western Europe: Exploring the role of
context in political action” was published by Springer in 2015.

Research interests: Comparative political behavior and public opinion, political participation, youth, political socialization, and attitudes towards democracy

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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

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