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Cosmos

The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Raffaele Marchetti

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Raffaele Marchetti (Laurea, Rome; PhD, London) is assistant professor in International Relations  at LUISS where he holds a Jean Monnet European Module on   EU’s Engagement with Civil Society  . His research interest concerns global politics and governance, transnational civil society, and democracy. He was scientific coordinator of FP6 project  SHUR. Human Rights in Conflicts: The Role of Civil Society  ; and was Fellow at the EUI, the Italian CNR, and in the Network of Excellent  GARNET. Global Governance, Regionalisation & Regulation.  He was also research contractor for the FP6 project DEMOS. Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society  , and the EUISS  He taught at LSE, American University of Rome, John Cabot University, Universitè de Geneve, and University of Naples L’Orientale. He carried out research at University of Exeter, University of Nottingham, and University of Urbino. In 2005, he received the  Lawrence S. Finkelstein Award  by the International Studies Association-ISA, Section on International Organization  . Among his recent publications:  La politica della globalizzazione  (Mondadori, forth. 2013);  Contemporary Political Agency: Theory and Practice (co-ed. Routledge, 2013),  Global Democracy: Normative and Empirical Perspectives  (co-ed., Cambridge University Press, 2011). His articles appeared, among other journals, in Constellations, Ethics and International Affairs  Global Society, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, International Studies Review, and Review of International Studie  He is currently completing a book on  The Other Side of Global Politics: Goals, Strategies, and Impact of Civil Society Mobilizations  and working on a long-term project on  Constructing Global Legitimacy. The Competition for World Order

 

 

Research interests: global politics, globalization, global governance, transnational civil society, and and democracy

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News

06/10/2017

Open Democracy Post - "The streets will always be ours" - Catalonia, a referendum from below

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Although some still conceive of the referendum as launched by a pro-independence vanguard, the elite story falls short of explaining the resilient participation of a large part of Catalan civil society. This post at Open Democracy addresses this issue from a different angle.

24/09/2017

New Publication Out - "Social movements and referendums from below. Direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis"

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A timely publication to shed light on the link between social movements that formed as a consequence of the 2008 financial crash and the referendums' dynamic and results.

25/08/2017

Donatella Della Porta con Yanis Varoufakis alla 13esima conferenza ESA

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Wednesday, August 30th (8pm-9.30pm) professor della Porta, who directs the Center on Social Movement Studies(Cosmos), will dialogue with Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Minister of Finance during the first Tsipras government, about the future of Europe and the social consequences of neoliberal economies

Publications

Monograph - 2018

Social Movements and Civil War : When Protests for Democratization Fail

Donatella della Porta, Teije Hidde Donker , Bogumila Hall , Emin Poljarevic
This book investigates the origins of civil wars which emerge from failed attempts at democratization. The main aim of this volume is to develop a theoretical explanation of the conditions under which and the mechanisms through which social movements' struggles for democracy ends up in civil war.

Monograph - 2017

Social movements and referendums from below. Direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis

Donatella Della Porta, Francis O'Connor, Martin Portos and Anna Subirats Ribas
Out now "Social movements and referendum from below", the first book that bridges the gap between social movement studies and research on direct democracy. It draws on social movement theory to understand the nature of popular mobilisation in referendums using unique case studies such as the referendum on independence in Scotland, the consultations on independence in Catalonia, the Italian referendum on water, the referendum on the Troika proposals in Greece and the referendum on the debt repayment in Iceland.