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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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Anna Lavizzari
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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Martín Portos García
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
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Stefania Voli
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Lorenzo Zamponi
Research Fellow

News

19/12/2017

10 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology, for the AA. 2018/2019, Scuola Normale Superiore

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The grant is for 4 years. it is open to students of all nationalities. Coverage of research expenses (conferences, summer schools, research periods abroads) is provided.

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

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

Keeping dissent alive under the Great Recession: no-radicalisation and protest in Spain after the eventful 15M/indignados campaign

Martín Portos
Traditional theories of collective action would predict that, after a triggering event, the trajectory of a wave of protest is determined by the institutionalisation–radicalisation tandem. Based on the Spanish cycle of anti-austerity and against the political status quo protest in the shadow of the Great Recession, this article contends with this approach, as a clear trend towards radicalisation is never observed as the cycle unfolds. An alternative interpretative framework is developed to understand protest trajectories when collaborative inter-organisational strategies prevail.