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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

29/11/2018

Call for Papers - International Conference on Feminist Alliances

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The conference will focus on the role played by discourses, practices and politics in the construction and political consequences of feminist alliances with inequalities defined by class, race/ethnicity, citizenship, age, disability and sexuality.

20/11/2018

Call for Papers - International Conference The Contentious Politics of Solidarity

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The conference will focus on the contestation of acts of solidarity by counter-movements and the state, as well as on resistance to it by migrant and pro-migrant movements.

09/11/2018

Donatella della Porta on the Growing Criminalization of Protest

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The criminalization of protest is growing: there are many signals of this both in ‘hybrid’ regimes and in democratic countries. In this interview, Donatella della Porta discusses the dynamics and consequences of such trend.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Movement parties of the far right: The organization and strategies of nativist collective actors

Andrea Pirro, Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Despite theoretical commonalities, very little empirical research has focused on far-right “movement parties” as collective actors operating both in the protest and the electoral arenas. The article redresses this inconsistency by exploring the organizational and strategic configuration of two far-right collective actors—the Hungarian Jobbik and the Italian CasaPound.

Monograph - 2018

Political Strategies and Social Movements in Latin America. The Zapatistas and Bolivian Cocaleros

Leonidas Oikonomakis
This book investigates how social movements form their political strategies in their quest for social change and -when they shift from one strategy to another- why and how that happens.