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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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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

14/09/2018

Andrea Pirro appointed as new editor of East European Politics

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Andrea Pirro has been recently appointed as new editor of the journal East European Politics published by Taylor and Francis.

31/08/2018

Volkswagen foundation Grant 2018 for Manuela Caiani

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Manuela Caiani has been awarded the Volkswagen Grant 2018 for the research project Popular Music as a Medium for the Mainstreaming of Populist Ideologies in Europe, that will be directed by Mario Dunkel (University Carl von Ossietzky of Oldenburg, Germany).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.

Journal Article - 2018

Mobilizing in transnational contentious spaces: linking relations, emotions and space in migrant activism

Elias Steinhilper
The article illustrates how the transnational spaces most migrants inhabit can be politicized and transformed into particular social formations, for which the term ‘transnational contentious spaces’ is suggested.