Inequalities, territorial politics, nationalism

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da Giovedì, 22 Novembre 2018 a Venerdì, 23 Novembre 2018
Palazzo Strozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza Strozzi, Firenze

Giuliano Amato, Pier Francesco Asso, Laszlo Bruszt, Manuela Caiani, Daniele Conversi, Colin Crouch, Donatella della Porta, Anwen Elias, Gregor Fitzi, Montserrat Guibernau, Michael Keating, Manuela Moschella, Heikki Patomäki, Mario Pianta, Silvio Pons, Martin Portos, Chiara Saraceno, Milica Uvalic 

Conference of the Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Chair on The political economy and historical dynamics of modern capitalism organised by Donatella della Porta and Mario Pianta.

Previous Conference: I. Inequality, representation, participation | Palazzo Strozzi, 25-26 October 2018

In the context of economic and political crises, rising inequalities challenge the ability of states and political institutions to ensure unity and cohesion. Critiques of economic globalization trigger reactions such as new forms of territorial politics, from regional rescaling to calls for national sovereignty. Economic inequalities, collective identification, political transformations and social activism are combined in shaping such developments. Bridging different approaches, within an interdisciplinary perspective, the conference will address the political framing, social dynamics and economic bases of recent transformations in the territorial bases of politics.

Thursday 22 November 2018

16.00 -19.00
Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore
Mario Pianta, Scuola Normale Superiore

Chair Mario Pianta, Scuola Normale Superiore

Session 1, Inequality and territories
Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen
Beyond the nation state: territory, solidarity and welfare in a multiscalar Europe

Colin Crouch, Warwick University  
Territorial inequalities in post-industrial economies

Pier Francesco Asso, Università di Palermo  
New perspectives on old inequalities: Italy’s North-South divide

Discussant Chiara Saraceno, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino - Scuola Normale Superiore

20.00 dinner


Friday 23 November 2018

Chair Manuela Caiani, Scuola Normale Superiore
Session 2, Demands for independence: Catalonia and Scotland

Montserrat Guibernau, Cambridge University
Belonging, identities and independence: the case of Catalonia

Anwen Elias, University of Aberystwyth
Making the economic case of independence: the case of Scotland
Discussant Silvio Pons, Scuola Normale Superiore

coffee break

Session 3, Brexit, Europe and disintegrating forces
Daniele Conversi, University of the Basque Country
Failed promise: Egalitarian principles and inegalitarian practices in the era of mass nationalism

Heikki Patomäki, University of Helsinki  
Disintegrative tendencies in Europe

Milica Uvalić, Università di Perugia
Lessons from former Yugoslavia
Discussant Manuela Moschella, Scuola Normale Superiore


Chair Giuliano Amato, Associazione Amici della Scuola Normale Superiore
Session 4, Democracy, political institutions and nationalism
Donatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore  
Martin Portos, Scuola Normale Superiore
The class basis of Catalan independentism

Gregor Fitzi, University of Potsdam
Citizenship, right-wing populism and migration

Discussant Laszlo Bruszt, Central European University
General discussion and conclusions

Giuliano Amato, Associazione Amici della Scuola Normale Superiore