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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Tobias Reinhardt

PhD candidate

Tobias Reinhardt is a PhD candidate in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore and a member of the Center on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS). He is currently working on the Kurdish movement and its solidarity movement in Europe, with a particular focus on the solidarity building processes. His research interests cover contentious politics, radical democracy, radical left movements and solidarity.

Tobias received his BA in Social Sciences and MA in Social Sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He also studied at the University of Gothenburg. Tobias worked as a student assistant at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies (ZIFG) in the program “genderDynamics: Disciplinary Cultures and Research Organizations in Physics”.

Research interests: Contentious politics, solidarity movements, kurdish movement, radical left, and transnationalism

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.