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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Donatella della Porta, Chiara Milan, Bogumila Hall, and Martín Portos García

START YEAR 2017

END YEAR 2019

The project aims at mapping collective experiences by young people pursuing a just and sustainable European society in selected European countries (among which Italy, Spain, UK and Poland), in order to explore youth participation and attitude to engage in different political domains.  The research will proceed by snow-balling on information acquired through expert interviews. Semi-structured interviews with young people active in the selected civil society organizations will be used in order to investigate the various collective endeavors through which young people aim at improving justice in our European societies. Focus groups will then be carried out in order to examine the meanings and norms that underlie young Europeans’ political participation.

 

*Original Picture by David Kent, released under the CC License Attribution 2.0 Generic and here partially cut and modified

 

                                  

FUNDING

Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR)
Scuola Normale Superiore

 

News

22/07/2019

Protest for a future: international report on #FridaysForFuture and the climate strike

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Composition, mobilization and motives of the participants in Fridays For Future climate protests on 15 March 2019, in 13 European cities. A multi-country collaboration report, with contributions from COSMOS researchers Lorenzo Zamponi, Donatella della Porta, Martín Portos, Niccolò Bertuzzi and Daniela Chironi.

21/06/2019

Call for papers: "The Nation and the Radical Left - Practices and Discourses of National Identity in Left-Wing Politics"

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The call for papers is now open for a conference on national identities and left-wing politics.

18/06/2019

Call for papers: “Class without consciousness” – The Politics of Fragmented Class Identities

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day conference on class and identities at the Scuola Normale Superiore on 14-15 November 2019

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.