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PhD Candidates

Year of Enrollment 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 |

 

ENROLLMENT 2016 

 

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Stella Christou
PhD candidate
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Rui Coelho
PhD candidate
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Hans Jonas Gunzelmann
PhD candidate
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George Venizelos
PhD candidate
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Linus Westheuser
PhD candidate

ENROLLMENT 2015 

 

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Filip Balunovic
PhD candidate
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Raffaele Bazurli
PhD candidate
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Sebastian Bruinsma
PhD candidate
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Aliaksandr Ruzhantsou
PhD candidate
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Galina Selivanova
PhD candidate
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Cristopher Sorg
PhD candidate

ENROLLMENT 2014 

 

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Huda Alsahi
PhD candidate
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Alexsandra Ana
PhD candidate
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Haris Malamidis
PhD candidate
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Ilyas Saliba
PhD candidate
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Ivan Stefanovski
PhD candidate
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Elias Steinhilper
PhD candidate

 

ENROLLMENT 2013 

 

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Jonas Bergan Draege
PhD candidate
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Lars Erik Berntzen
PhD candidate
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Carlotta Caciagli
PhD candidate
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Riccardo Emilio Chesta
PhD candidate
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Mariana Mendes
PhD candidate
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Julia Rone
PhD candidate
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Ester Sigillò
PhD candidate
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Manès Weisskircher
PhD candidate

 

ENROLLMENT 2012 

 

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Mihály Gyimesi
PhD candidate
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Juan Masullo J.
PhD candidate
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Martín Portos García
PhD candidate
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Parthena Xanthopolou-Dimitriadou
PhD candidate
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Oleg Zhuravlev
PhD candidate

 

ENROLLMENT 2011 

 

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Joldon Kutmanaliev
PhD candidate
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Hugo Joel Leal
PhD candidate
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Didem Oral
PhD candidate

 

ENROLLMENT 2010 

 

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Marion Lecoquierre
PhD candidate

News

08/06/2017

Call for Papers - Cosmos Conference "The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism"

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The Centre on Social Movement Studies, directed by Professor Donatella Della Porta, calls for papers addressing the recent global wave of student protests for a two-days conference to bel held in Florence, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), on 15-16 November 2017.

19/05/2017

Video available for the International Conference – Beyond Borders: Refugees and Struggles in Europe Mobilization, Solidarity and Political Challenges in the Long Summer of Migration

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Watch the video of the International Conference – Beyond Borders, which was held at Palazzo Strozzi on May 12, 2017

19/05/2017

Marco Deseriis wins Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government

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Dr. Marco Deseriis, Marie Curie Fellow and Research Fellow at Cosmos, has won the Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government (Danube University, Krems Au Donau, Austria)

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

The Electoral Success of the Radical Left: Explaining the Least Likely Case of the Communist Party in Graz

Manès Weisskircher
Recently, scholars have shown a growing interest in radical left parties (RLPs). In terms of electoral success, the rise of the KPÖ Graz, the Communist Party in Austria’s second biggest city, represents perhaps the most counterintuitive case in Western Europe. This analysis shows how the party has managed to ‘own’ the issue of housing and to exploit local political opportunities in order to be electorally successful. The findings point to the importance of agency and the subnational level for RLPs, and highlight more general questions in the study of this party family.

Journal Article - 2017

Non-deliberative politics in deliberative democracy: distinct approaches for different actors

Andrea Felicetti
In this paper Andrea Felicetti first illustrates the main ideas of the systemic turn, explores the distinction between ‘deliberative’ and ‘non-deliberative’ politics and investigates the main arguments justifying non-deliberative politics. Then, he builds upon these arguments to shed new light on the relationship between deliberative and non-deliberative politics. He identifies three distinctive actors in deliberative systems (political institutions, empowered agents, and public space actors). Finally, he argues that deliberative democrats should adopt three different approaches (intensive, moderate, and free) in order to assess whether the use of non-deliberative politics by each of these actors is legitimate.