The Centre on Social Movement Studies


Javier Alcalde

Javier Alcalde is Researcher and Program Coordinator at the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) and serves as co-editor of the ICIP working papers series. He also teaches at the Study Abroad program of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and is Doctor Miembro in the Juan March Institute in Madrid. He has been a member of the board of the Europan Association of Peace Research (EUPRA) and holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence. He has published a number of articles in international journals and book chapters, as well as the monographs International Disarmament Campaigns: a Current State of Affairs (2009) and Changing the world: Explaining successes and failures of international campaigns by NGOs in the field of human security (2012). His last pieces of research tackle the mobilizations towards the Arms Trade Treaty, the relationship between the Esperanto movement and nonviolence, and, from a methodological perspective, elite interviewing.

Research interests : Peace movement, transnational civil society, disarmament, European Union, Esperanto, nonviolence, elite interviewing