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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Haris Malamidis

PhD candidate

Haris is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore and member of the Center of Social Movement Studies (COSMOS). His research focuses on the transformation of social movements and grassroots organizations during the times of crisis and their relationship with the state. Haris received his BA from the Department of International Economic Relations and Development, Democritus University of Thrace (Greece) and his MA from the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg (Sweden). During his postgraduate studies, Haris has participated in the research project “Corruption in Post-Conflict Societies” at the University of Gothenburg.

Research interests: Contentious politics, solidarity economy, organizational studies, deliberative democracy, and participatory democracy

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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.