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Global diffusion of protest. Riding the Protest Wave in the Neoliberal Crisis

Donatella Della Porta

By looking at protests in the most disparate sites of the globe (including those in Turkey, Brasil, Venezuela, South Africa, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Ukraine), the volume will address three main debates: the effect on social movements of late neoliberal global economy, contentious politics development under authoritarian democracies, and the emergence of new collective identities.

Type: Edited Volume
Year: 2017

What happens when a wave of protest, which starts in a homogeneous area, affects other countries in its long ebb? Or, at least, when results in other countries are seen as a sort of continuation of that initial spark? In 2013, protests developed all over the globe, being at least in part inspired by the anti-austerity protest wave of 2011 but also presenting some peculiarity. By looking at protests in the most disparate sites of the globe (including those in Turkey, Brasil, Venezuela, South Africa, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Ukraine), the volume will address three main debates: the effect on social movements of late neoliberal global economy, contentious politics development under authoritarian democracies, and the emergence of new collective identities.

Della Porta, Donatella (Ed.) (2017). Global diffusion of protest. Riding the Protest Wave in the Neoliberal Crisis. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 264

http://en.aup.nl/books/9789462981690-global-diffusion-of-protest.html

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.