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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Stefan Malthaner

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Stefan Malthaner is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Sciences and Government at Aarhus University, Denmark and is investigator in the EU funded research project “PRIME” (Preventing, Interdicting, and Mitigating Lone Actor Extremist Events). Previously, he was Marie Curie Fellow and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) in Bielefeld, Germany, and a member of the Research Group “Micropolitics of Armed Group” at Humboldt University Berlin. He has done extensive field research on militant movements and armed groups in Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, Great Britain, and Peru, with a particular focus on the relationship between militant movements and their social environment as well as on processes of conflict escalation and transformation. Among his publications are “Mobilizing the Faithful: Militant Islamist Groups and their Constituencies” (Campus, 2011); “Dynamics of Political Violence” (Ed., with Lorenzo Bosi and Chares Demetriou, Ashgate 2014), “Radical Milieus” (Ed., with Peter Waldmann, Campus, 2011), and “Control of Violence” (Ed., with Wilhelm Heitmeyer et al., Springer 2011). He holds a PhD in Sociology from Augsburg University, Germany, and a M.A. in Political Science, Sociology, and International Law from the University of Bonn.

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.