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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

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.