Inequalities, territorial politics, nationalism

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 -19.00OpeningDonatella della Porta, Scuola Normale SuperioreMario Pianta, Scuola Normale Superiore

Chair Mario Pianta, Scuola Normale Superiore

Session 1, Inequality and territoriesMichael Keating, University of AberdeenBeyond 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

9.30-13.30Chair Manuela Caiani, Scuola Normale SuperioreSession 2, Demands for independence: Catalonia and Scotland

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

Anwen Elias, University of AberystwythMaking the economic case of independence: the case of ScotlandDiscussant Silvio Pons, Scuola Normale Superiore

coffee break

Session 3, Brexit, Europe and disintegrating forcesDaniele Conversi, University of the Basque CountryFailed 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 PerugiaLessons from former YugoslaviaDiscussant Manuela Moschella, Scuola Normale Superiore


15.00-17.30Chair Giuliano Amato, Associazione Amici della Scuola Normale SuperioreSession 4, Democracy, political institutions and nationalismDonatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore  Martin Portos, Scuola Normale SuperioreThe class basis of Catalan independentism

Gregor Fitzi, University of PotsdamCitizenship, right-wing populism and migration

Discussant Laszlo Bruszt, Central European UniversityGeneral discussion and conclusions

Giuliano Amato, Associazione Amici della Scuola Normale Superiore