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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Research Fellow

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Niccolò Bertuzzi
Research Fellow
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Lorenzo Bosi
Research Fellow
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Manuela Caiani
Research Fellow
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Pietro Castelli Gattinara di Zubiena
Research Fellow
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Diego Ceccobelli
Research Fellow
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Daniela Chironi
Research Fellow
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Lorenzo Cini
Research Fellow
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Marco Deseriis
Research Fellow
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Andrea Felicetti
Research Fellow
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Bogumila Hall
Research Fellow
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Linda Lund Pedersen
Research Fellow
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Arianna Mainardi
Research Fellow
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Alice Mattoni
Research Fellow
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Chiara Milan
Research Fellow
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Lorenzo Mosca
Research Fellow
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Leonidas Oikonomakis
Research Fellow
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Elena Pavan
Research Fellow
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Andrea L. P. Pirro
Research Fellow
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Mario Quaranta
Research Fellow
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Herbert Reiter
Research Fellow
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Salvatore Sberna
Research Fellow
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Davide Serafino
Research Fellow
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Anna Subirats Ribas
Research Fellow
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Emiliano Treré
Research Fellow
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Sanjin Uležić
Research Fellow
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Stefania Voli
Research Fellow
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Lorenzo Zamponi
Research Fellow

News

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).

26/10/2017

Now Online! The plenary session (Un)making Europe of the 13th ESA Conference

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During the plenary session, Donatella della Porta and Yanis Varoufakis spoke about the future of Europe and the social consequences of neoliberal economies.

06/10/2017

Open Democracy Post - "The streets will always be ours" - Catalonia, a referendum from below

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Although some still conceive of the referendum as launched by a pro-independence vanguard, the elite story falls short of explaining the resilient participation of a large part of Catalan civil society. This post at Open Democracy addresses this issue from a different angle.

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Digital Capitalism and the End of Politics: The Case of the Italian Five Star Movement

Loris Caruso
This article investigates the political and cultural nature of the Movimento Cinque Stelle (Five Star Movement, M5S) by (1) analyzing its discourse on democracy, its organizational choices and its main issues; (2) comparing these elements with populism and the left; and (3) linking its fundamental characteristics to contemporary economic processes usually termed “digital capitalism.”

Journal Article - 2017

Framing exclusion in the public sphere: Far-right mobilization and the debate on Charlie Hebdo in Italy

Pietro Castelli Gattinara
While the January 2015 Paris terrorist attacks presented a crucial opportunity for far-right mobilisation, the focus on liberal democratic values and Charlie Hebdo’s non-conformist progressive profile presented challenges for right-wing discourse. Taking Italy as a paradigmatic case of public controversies on cultural and religious affairs, this article examines the opportunities and constraints generated by multicultural crises for far-right framing choices.