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Tiago Fernandes

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Assistant professor of political science at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). He is the regional coordinator for Southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece) and France of the project Varieties of Democracy, directed by Michael Coppedge, based at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, U.S.A. He also codirects the project “Civil Society and the Quality of Democracy: Portugal, 1974–2010,” funded by the Portuguese National Science Foundation. He is working on a book project: “Religious Origins of Civil Society: Western Europe, 1870s–1930s.” His publications include several articles in national and international journals and three volumes: a book on the Portuguese authoritarian regime, Neither Dictatorship nor Revolution: The Liberal Wing and the End of the Portuguese Dictatorship, 1968–1974 (Lisbon, 2006); the forthcoming Civil Society (Lisbon, 2013); and Democratie et Societé Civile en Europe du Sud, special Issue, Pole Sud, December 2012 (co-editor). Between 2009 and 2011 he was a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence (2009).

Research interests: quality of democracy, civil society, and Southern Europe

News

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.