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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

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.