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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Massimiliano Andretta

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Massimiliano Andretta is assistant professor at the University of Pisa, where he teaches Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Communication, Political Participation and Social Movements and International Relations. He has participated in several national and international research projects. Among his publications we mention “Power and arguments in global justice movement settings” in D. della Porta and D. Rucht (eds.), Meeting Democracy. Power and Deliberation in Global Justice Movements. p. 97-122, CAMBRIDGE:Cambridge University Press; with Donatella della Porta, Lorenzo Mosca, Herbert Reiter (2006) Globalization from Below. Transnational Actvists and Protest Networks, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press; “Democrazia in azione. Modelli decisionali e ideali democratici degli attivisti globali”, in F. De Nardis (ed.), La società in movimento. I movimenti sociali nell’epoca del conflitto generalizzato, Roma, Einaudi: 111-140; with Nicole Doerr, (2007), ‘Imagining Europe: Internal and external non state actors at the European crossroads’, European Foreign Affairs Review, 12/3: 385-400. He contributed to several chapters in Donatella della Porta (ed.) (2009), Another Europe: Conceptions and Practices of Democracy in the European Social Forums, London – New York:Routledge

Research interests: democracy, deliberation, and public policies

News

05/03/2019

A dialogue on labour, trade unions and conflicts

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On the 22nd of March, from 4pm to 7pm, Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Maurizio Landini (Secretary General of CGIL) will discuss about labour, trade unions and conflicts.

05/02/2019

Call for Papers - Social Movements and Parties in a Fractured Media Landscape

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day symposium held under the auspices of the journal ‘Information, Communication & Society’ (iCS) at the Centre on Social Movement Studies, 1-2 July 2019.

04/02/2019

17 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology and in Transnational Governance, Scuola Normale Superiore

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The grant is for 4 years. It is open to students of all nationalities. Coverage of research expenses (conferences, summer schools, research periods abroads) is provided.

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.