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Matteo Cernison

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Matteo Cernison focuses his research on social movements and digital technologies. During his PhD he investigated the online communication that characterized the 2011 Italian referendum campaign against the priva tization of water, under the supervision of Donatella della Porta. He graduated at the University of Padua in 2006. Since then, he participated to a national research project regarding the online debate on Communication Rights (Universities of Trento and Padua, 2007/2008), to the ERC funded project “Mobilizing 4 Democracy” (EUI – Cosmos, Centre on Social Movement Studies – 2012/14), and to a research on framing in international campaigns (LUISS University, 2014). He is interested in methods, and he is an ex pert in Social Network Analysis, Digital Methods (in particular digital ethnography), and computer programming for social science.

Research interests: Online communication, water, social network analysis, and Python

News

08/04/2018

Austeridad, capitalismo y conflicto social. Nuevas tendencias en el estudio de los movimientos sociales - An interview with Donatella della Porta

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An interview with Donatella della Porta realized by COES - Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Cohesión Social

12/03/2018

"Standing up for Science" - a documentary by Dieter Rucht

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A documentary by Dieter Rucht on the 2017 March for Science in Washington, D.C. - now available on YouTube.

24/02/2018

COSMOS Talks Calendar - Second Semester 2018

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Read here the full calendar of the COSMOS Talks Series

Publications

Edited Volume - 2018

Solidarity Mobilizations in the ‘Refugee Crisis’. Contentious Moves

Donatella della Porta (ed.)
This edited volume ddresses a gap in research on social movements that has disregarded the origins of discontent and overlooks protest as a resource of the powerless; it offers insight into how the movement of refugees across the European Union and elsewhere activates political opportunities; it explores claims to citizenship made by refugees within processes of knowledge production and the mobilization of emotions

Monograph - 2018

I movimenti animalisti in Italia. Strategie, politiche e pratiche di attivismo.

Niccolò Bertuzzi
Il volume si focalizza su coloro che in Italia si occupano di benessere, cura, diritti e liberazione animale all'interno di contesti organizzativi. Grazie alla somministrazione di una survey, interviste agli attivisti e analisi dei frame, emergono una notevole varietà di strategie, pratiche e riferimenti valoriali, la contemporanea presenza di lobby e conflitto, e la natura complessa di un fenomeno al centro dell’attenzione mediatica ma ancora poco studiato in termini sociologici.