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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Critical Young Europeans (CRY_OUT)

TEAM

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

09/11/2018

Donatella della Porta on the Growing Criminalization of Protest

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The criminalization of protest is growing: there are many signals of this both in ‘hybrid’ regimes and in democratic countries. In this interview, Donatella della Porta discusses the dynamics and consequences of such trend.

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).

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Movement parties of the far right: The organization and strategies of nativist collective actors

Andrea Pirro, Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Despite theoretical commonalities, very little empirical research has focused on far-right “movement parties” as collective actors operating both in the protest and the electoral arenas. The article redresses this inconsistency by exploring the organizational and strategic configuration of two far-right collective actors—the Hungarian Jobbik and the Italian CasaPound.

Monograph - 2018

Political Strategies and Social Movements in Latin America. The Zapatistas and Bolivian Cocaleros

Leonidas Oikonomakis
This book investigates how social movements form their political strategies in their quest for social change and -when they shift from one strategy to another- why and how that happens.