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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

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.