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Tuomas Yla-Anttila

Visiting Scholar

Tuomas Yla-Anttila is a visiting fellow at COSMOS, EUI, and research fellow at the Helsinki Research Group for Political Sociology at the University of Helsinki. He currently works on the research project Climate Change and Civil Society (CLIC) looking at the media debate on climate change, focusing on justice claims presented in this debate and the participation of civil society organizations in it. The project compares six countries: Finland, France, India, Russia, Indonesia and the United States. Another project uses open data generated by an online voting advice application to investigate the values of electoral candidates, with particular focus on the rise of the populist Finns Party in recent elections. His earlier research has examined, among other things, the Global Justice Movement and the media debate on globalization.

 

 

Research interests: social movements, the public sphere, moral and political sociology, and global and transnational sociology

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News

14/09/2018

Andrea Pirro appointed as new editor of East European Politics

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Andrea Pirro has been recently appointed as new editor of the journal East European Politics published by Taylor and Francis.

31/08/2018

Volkswagen foundation Grant 2018 for Manuela Caiani

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Manuela Caiani has been awarded the Volkswagen Grant 2018 for the research project Popular Music as a Medium for the Mainstreaming of Populist Ideologies in Europe, that will be directed by Mario Dunkel (University Carl von Ossietzky of Oldenburg, Germany).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.

Journal Article - 2018

Mobilizing in transnational contentious spaces: linking relations, emotions and space in migrant activism

Elias Steinhilper
The article illustrates how the transnational spaces most migrants inhabit can be politicized and transformed into particular social formations, for which the term ‘transnational contentious spaces’ is suggested.