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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Massimiliano Andretta

Research Fellow

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

08/06/2017

Call for Papers - Cosmos Conference "The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism"

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The Centre on Social Movement Studies, directed by Professor Donatella Della Porta, calls for papers addressing the recent global wave of student protests for a two-days conference to bel held in Florence, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), on 15-16 November 2017.

19/05/2017

Video available for the International Conference – Beyond Borders: Refugees and Struggles in Europe Mobilization, Solidarity and Political Challenges in the Long Summer of Migration

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Watch the video of the International Conference – Beyond Borders, which was held at Palazzo Strozzi on May 12, 2017

19/05/2017

Marco Deseriis wins Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government

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Dr. Marco Deseriis, Marie Curie Fellow and Research Fellow at Cosmos, has won the Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government (Danube University, Krems Au Donau, Austria)

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Comparing Digital Protest Media Imaginaries: Anti-Austerity Movements in Greece, Italy & Spain

Emiliano Treré, Sandra Jeppensen and Alice Mattoni
Drawing on 60 semi­-structured interviews with activists involved in anti-austerity protests, the article brings together social movement studies and communications theories to compare digital protest media imaginaries in Greece, Spain and Italy

Journal Article - 2017

Technopopulism: The Emergence of a Discursive Formation

Marco Deseriis
This article argues that technopopulism is an emerging discursive formation that arises from the convergence of two preexisting discourses: populism and technolibertarianism. Whereas these discourses are historically distinct the global financial crisis and the 2011 wave of struggles precipitated the political conditions for their intersection and hybridization.