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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Swen Hutter

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Swen Hutter is a post-doctoral research fellow at the European University Institute where he works in the context of the ERC project “Political Conflict in Europe in the Shadow of the Great Recession” (POLCON). Before coming to the EUI, he was a researcher and reader in comparative politics at the University of Munich. In 2012/2013, he was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. Hutter studied political science at the Universities of Zurich and Växjö (Sweden) and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Munich. In January 2011, he defended his dissertation Protest politics and the right-populist turn: A comparative study of six West European countries. Studying the relationship between protest and electoral politics is one of the key contributions of the dissertation, which aims to link research on the populist radical right with research on social movements. Currently, Hutter is coordinating a comparative research project on the politicization of European integration. Again, the project looks at different political actors and arenas to obtain a comprehensive picture of the conflicts over Europe since the 1970s (including election campaigns, public debates, and protest events).

Research interests: comparative politics, political cleavages, and social movements and political parties

News

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.

05/02/2019

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.

04/02/2019

17 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology and in Transnational Governance, Scuola Normale Superiore

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The grant is for 4 years. It is open to students of all nationalities. Coverage of research expenses (conferences, summer schools, research periods abroads) is provided.

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.