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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

09/11/2018

Donatella della Porta on the Growing Criminalization of Protest

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The criminalization of protest is growing: there are many signals of this both in ‘hybrid’ regimes and in democratic countries. In this interview, Donatella della Porta discusses the dynamics and consequences of such trend.

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).

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Movement parties of the far right: The organization and strategies of nativist collective actors

Andrea Pirro, Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Despite theoretical commonalities, very little empirical research has focused on far-right “movement parties” as collective actors operating both in the protest and the electoral arenas. The article redresses this inconsistency by exploring the organizational and strategic configuration of two far-right collective actors—the Hungarian Jobbik and the Italian CasaPound.

Monograph - 2018

Political Strategies and Social Movements in Latin America. The Zapatistas and Bolivian Cocaleros

Leonidas Oikonomakis
This book investigates how social movements form their political strategies in their quest for social change and -when they shift from one strategy to another- why and how that happens.