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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Niccolò Bertuzzi

Research Fellow

Niccolò Bertuzzi is a PhD in Applied Sociology and Methodology of Social Research at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He also studied sociology and anthropology at the Universities of Bologna, Turin, Paris-Sorbonne, Barcelona-Pompeu Fabra and Naciònal of Bogotà, and he worked on research projects for Istat and University of Milan.

His master thesis was about the representation of body and sexuality on the Italian Catholic press. His PhD research was about Italian animal advocacy; simultaneously he followed other social movements, protests and forms of participation, and in particular the one against Expo 2015. Some of his article has been recently published in international peer review journals.

From a methodological point of view, he’s interested in mixed methods and cross-paradigmatic approach, trying to use both qualitative and quantitative techniques; he’s also interested in the relational dimension of social movements and more general social phenomena.

He has always tried to flank his academic interests with a political engagement, both institutional and non-institutional; among other associations, he’s member of ADI and was student representative at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Turin.

 

Research interests: political sociology, collective mobilization, environmental movements, and human-animal studies

News

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.

16/06/2018

Martin Portos wins the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017

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Martin Portos was just awarded with the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017 with his tesis “Voicing outrage, contending with austerity. Mobilization in Spain under the Great Recession”, realized under the supervision of prof. Donatella della Porta.

18/05/2018

Donatella della Porta at the Belleuve Forum in Berlin - May 23, 2018

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On May 23rd, 2018, the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks with Donatella della Porta, Christoph Möllers and David Van Reybrouck about anti-politics, anti-establishment and the dangers of indifference to the political to address the 2018 topic of the Forum "Society without Politics - Testing Liberal Democracies".

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Comparing hybrid media systems in the digital age: A theoretical framework for analysis

Alice Mattoni and Diego Ceccobelli
The relationship between media and politics today is deeply entrenched in the wide use of information and communication technologies to the point that scholars speak about the emergence of hybrid media systems in which older and newer media logics combine. However, it is still unclear how the configuration of hybrid media systems changes across countries today, especially with regard to the interconnection between media and politics. The article develops a theoretical framework to capture such national differences.

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.