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Social movement theory

Periodo di svolgimento

da Mercoledì, 6 Febbraio 2019 a Mercoledì, 20 Febbraio 2019
Ore del corso: 20
Ore dei docenti responsabili: 20


Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Political Science and Sociology"

Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Transnational Governance"

Optional for the 4th and 5th year students of the MA Programme in "Political and Social Sciences"


Social movements have been affected by transformations in democracy and, at the same time, they have contributed to them. They have not only challenges the dominant liberal model of democracy, but also developed alternative theories and practices oriented towards ideals of participation and deliberation. The aim of this seminar is to investigate the complex relations between normal and contentious politics, focusing on some new trends, but also some silences in social movement theories.

The aim of the seminar is to stimulate participation in debates around recent research and theorization on new areas in social movement studies. By presenting research-in-progress the seminar also aims at linking theoretic and empirical dimensions. By involving SNS faculty and post-doctoral fellows, it is expected to introduce a plurality of points of view on both theory and research. Participants are expected to have read the assigned papers and be ready to discuss them as well as the implication of the various topics for their own work.