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Triangulation in Social Movement Research

Chapter in edited book - 2014

Author: Philip M. Ayoub, Sophia Wallace and Chris Zepeda-Millan

 

Bridging research on democracy, social movements and communication

Chapter in edited book - 2013

Author: Donatella della Porta

Corruzione : la chiamano democrazia ma non lo è

Chapter in edited book - 2013

Author: Donatella della Porta

 

Framing-Prozesse in der Klimabewegung : vom Klimawandel zur Klimagerechtigkeit

Chapter in edited book - 2013

Author: Donatella della Porta and Louisa Parks

 

La comunicazione e i referendum sull'acqua : nuove strategie tra rete e territori

Chapter in edited book - 2013

Author: Matteo Cernison

Cernison investigates the 2011 online communication campaign that lead to the victory of the Italian referendum against water privatization. In particular, the chapter evidences how a very large and disperse network of activists and social movement organizations evolved its communication strategies during the campaign, adopting innovative social media strategies and giving live to less centralized… more

Partecipazione e Movimenti Sociali

Chapter in edited book - 2013

Author: Roberto Biorcio and Donatella della Porta

 

Putting protest in place : contested and liberated spaces in three campaigns

Chapter in edited book - 2013

Author: Donatella della Porta, Maria Fabbri and Gianni Piazza

 

Repertoires of Communication in Social Movement Processes

Chapter in edited book - 2013

Author: Alice Mattoni

 

Global Movements in Local Struggles: Findings on the Social Forum Process in Italy

Chapter in edited book - 2012

Author: Donatella della Porta and Lorenzo Mosca

This chapter addresses the developments of local social forums in Italy. It looks especially at their network structures, framing and repertoires of action, as well as their consequences on the Italian social movement sector.

Os movimientos sociales e a sociedade civil

Chapter in edited book - 2012

Author: Donatella della Porta

 

News

13/12/2017

Call for Paper: Conference “1968-2018, fifty years after: Where is the social movements field going?”

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Taking the 1968 anniversary as a stimulating moment for reflection, this conference seeks to provide space for looking at the implications of that period on social movement research as well as addressing a number of key questions in current social movement research.

04/12/2017

Martin Portos Garcia wins the ISA's Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists

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The International Sociological Association has just announced the list of the winners of the Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, amongst which Martin Portos Garcia - post-doc fellow at COSMOS

10/11/2017

Call for Application Now Open: Summer School on Youth Political Participation in Times of Inequalities

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We are pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for the Summer School on Youth Political Participation in Times of Inequalities, sponsored by the Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities project (EURYKA) and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS).

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Repertoires of knowledge practices: Social movements in times of crisis

Donatella della Porta and Elena Pavan
Starting from the assumption that knowledge becomes all the more important for movements in times of crisis, as old structures are challenged and new ones envisaged and proved feasible, the purpose of this paper is to suggest ways to expand the toolkit of social movement studies in order to empirically address knowledge practices as a meaningful part of contemporary progressive activism.

Journal Article - 2017

’Solidarietà sconvenienti’. Reti online di estrema destra contro e per la riforma dell’Europa

Elena Pavan and Manuela Caiani
By focusing on the websites of extreme right organizations in six European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and by making a combined use of digital research tools and social network analysis, we explore how extreme right organizations make a strategic use of ICTs to connect in the online space and the arguments they move forward to criticize and reform current projects of European integration. Our results suggest that ICTs sustain the construction of inconvenient solidarities in heterogeneous ways, supporting different modes of online conversations amongst extreme right websites which, in turn, affect their capacity to propose shared critiques and proposals to reform the European Union.