Donatella della Porta is professor of sociology at the European University Institute, where she directs the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos). She is also directs a major ERC project Mobilizing for Democracy, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Among her very recent publications are:
Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research (Oxford University Press, 2014) |Can Democracy be Saved? (Polity Press, 2013) |Clandestine Political Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2013) | Blackwell Encyclopedia on Social and Political Movements (with D. Snow, B. Klandermans and D. McAdam eds., Blackwell, 2013) | Mobilizing on the Extreme Right (with M. Caiani and C. Wagemann, Oxford University Press, 2012) | Meeting Democracy (ed. with D. Rucht, Cambridge University Press, 2012) |The Hidden Order of Corruption (with A. Vannucci, Ashgate 2012)
In 2011, she was the recipient of the Mattei Dogan Prize for distinguished achievements in the field of political sociology.