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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

05/03/2019

Call for Papers - Social Movements and Parties in a Fractured Media Landscape

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day symposium held under the auspices of the journal ‘Information, Communication & Society’ (iCS) at the Centre on Social Movement Studies, 1-2 July 2019.

05/03/2019

A dialogue on labour, trade unions and conflicts

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On the 22nd of March, from 4pm to 7pm, Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Maurizio Landini (Secretary General of CGIL) will discuss about labour, trade unions and conflicts.

21/02/2019

Applications now open! Third Edition of the Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilisation

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Applicants must send their application materials no later than March the 17th 2019.

Publications

Journal Article - 2019

Ballots and barricades enhanced: far‐right ‘movement parties’ and movement‐electoral interactions

Andrea Pirro
This contribution enhances our understanding of the contemporary far right by focusing on the neglected links between movements and elections within the broader context of contention.

Journal Article - 2019

From the Rainy Place to the Burnt Palace: How Social Movements Form their Political Strategies. The Case of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba

Leonidas Oikonomakis
Exploring the case of the cocaleros of the Chapare, this article argues that more emphasis should be placed on mechanisms that are internal to the movements, such as: (a) the resonance of other political experiences at home and abroad, (b) internal struggles for ideological hegemony, and (c) the political formation of their grassroots.