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Cosmos

The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Critical Young Europeans (CRY_OUT)

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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

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.