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Markos Vogiatzoglou

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I am currently writing my PhD at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). The title of the PhD is “Precarious Workers’ Unions in Greece and Italy: A comparative research on their organizational characteristics and movement repertoire”. Hopefully, it won’t be as boring as it sounds. I am trying to analyze and propose models of grassroots unionism for the precarity era. In the long term, I would like this project to prove more useful for the unions themselves, than for the academic community. In the past, I studied Sociology at Panteion University (Athens, Greece) and was awarded a Master’s in Sociology – with a specialization in Social Movements – from the University of Crete (Rethymnon, Greece). I have also worked as call-center operator, wanna-be manager in an advertising company (that was a total failure), junior accountant, video store clerk – and so on.

Research interests: labor relations, precarious labor, trade unions, human-computer interaction, political violence, and interactive media

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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

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.