(as of 1 September 2014 prof. Della Porta has moved to the RSCAS as research professor)
Professor of Sociology
Tel. [+39] 055 4685 240/211
Fax [+39] 055 4685 201
Secretary/Administrative Assistant: Adele.Battistini@eui.eu
Office: BF 265, Badia Fiesolana
EUI SPS Department
Via dei Roccettini 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole
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Donatella Della Porta is professor of Sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, where she directs the centre on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos) and professor of Political science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (on leave of absence). She has directed the Demos project, devoted to the analysis of conceptions and practices of democracy in social movements in six European countries. She is now working ata major ERC project Mobilizing for Democracy, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. She is co-editor of the European Political Science Reviews (ECPR-Cambridge University Press. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Mattei Dogan Prize for distinguished achievements in the field of political sociology. Her main fields of research are social movements, the policing of public order, participatory democracy and political corruption. Among her very recent publications are: Can Democracy be Saved?, Polity, 2013; Clandestine Political Violence, Cambridge 2'13; the Blackwell Enciclopaedia on Political and Social Movements (with D. Snow, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam), 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; Los movimientos sociales (with M. Diani), Madrid, CIS, 2011; Democrazie, Il Mulino, 2011; L’intervista qualitativa, Laterza 2011; (with M. Caiani), Social Movements and Europeanization, Oxford University Press, 2009; (ed.) Another Europe, Routledge, 2009; (ed.) Democracy in Social Movements, Palgrave, 2009; Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences (with M. Keating), Cambridge University Press; (with Gianni Piazza), Voices from the Valley; Voices from the Streat Berghan, 2008; The Global Justice Movement, Paradigm, 2007; (with M. Andretta, L. Mosca and H. Reiter), Globalization from Below, The University of Minnesota Press; (with A. Peterson and H. Reiter), The policing transnational protest, Ashgate 2006; (with M. Diani), Social Movements: an introduction, 2nd edition, Blackwell, 2006; (with S. Tarrow), Transnational Protest and Global Activism, Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.
Social movements, political violence, terrorism, corruption, police and policies of public order. On these issues she has conducted investigations in Italy, France, Germany and Spain.
She has directed a project of comparative research on control of public mass demonstrations in Europe and one on the police in Italy.
Currently she is involved in several comparative projects on citizenships and social movements.
My main research interests concern social movements, political violence, terrorism, corruption, police and policies of public order. On these issues I have conducted investigations in Italy, France, Germany and Spain. I have directed a project of comparative research on control of public mass demonstrations in Europe and one on the police in Italy. Currently I am involved in several comparative projects on citizenships and social movements.
First year researcher 2013/2014
BERNTZEN Lars Erik (NO)
Anti-Islamic Opposition and Rhetori: A Political Phenomenon from the Mainstream to the Extreme
CHESTA Riccardo Emilio (IT)
Speaking Truth to Society? Environmental Scientific Activism between Expert Organizations and Citizens Science
DRAEGE Jonas (NO)
Social Movements and Political Opposition Groups in Authoritarian Regimes: Syrian Oppositions and their Foreign Donors, 2000-2014
MENDES Mariana (PT)
Tackling the past in a post-transitional setting: a study of grassroots movements in Brazil and Spain
RONE Julia (BG)
File Sharing as a Political Cause in Bulgaria: After Socialism, Before Democracy
WEISSKIRCHER Manès (AT)
Strategies and Action Repertoires of Animal Rights Movements in Germany and in Austria. Shaping Public Opinion and Influencing Legislation
Second year researchers 2012/2013
CHIRONI Daniela (IT)
The Radical Left Parties in Western Europe, Moving Between Desire for Continuity and Social Movement Dynamics. A Study of Three Different National Cases in a Comparative Perspective.
MASULLO JIMENEZ Juan (CO)
Non-Violent Resistance in Civil Wars. Towards a Dynamic Analysis of Complex Fields of Contention.
PORTOS GARCIA Martin (ES)
Beyond the Rebellion of the Indignant: A Challenge to Representative Democracies.
SUBIRATS RIBAS Anna (ES)
Mega Events and Urban Policies: Towards a New Planning Paradigm? The Limits of Traditional Strategic Spatial Planning. A Comparative Study: Barcelona 1992, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016.
XANTHOPOLOU-DIMITRIADOU Parthena (GR)
Populist Social Movements in Southern Europe: Limitations and Potentials.
Third year researchers 2011/2012
CINI Lorenzo (IT)
Deliberative Democracy in Theory and Practice. Making Participation and Deliberation Real.
KUEBLER Johanne (DE)
The Co-Evolution of Internet Activism and Governmental Response in Authoritarian Regimes.
KUTMANALIEV Joldon (KG)
Ethnic Violence and Peace in Southern Kyrgyzstan.
LEAL Hugo Joel (PT)
A Complexity Approach to the Emergence of Social Movements in the Middle East and North Africa Region: The Case of Egypt.
OIKONOMAKIS Leonidas (GR)
Social Movements and the State: Participating, Staying Aside, or Opposing? A Comparative Case-Study of the Bolivian Cocaleros, the Mexican Zapatistas, and the Nicaraguan Sandinistas.
ORAL Didem (TR)
From Contentious Politics in to Social Movements: Conscientious Objection in Turkey and Israel.
Fourth year researchers 2010/2011
ELEFTHERIADIS Konstantinos (GR)
Les mobilisations collectives de nouveaux mouvements de genre (féministes, homosexuels) en France, en Grèce et en Espagne: interactions, réseaux, acteurs
HALL Bogumila (PL)
Contentious Middle East: Dynamics of Bottom-up Contention in Non-Democratic Settings and Obstacles to Regime Change
LECOQUIERRE Marion (FR)
Le 'patto di mutuo soccorso': construire le conflit à apartir du territoire
O'CONNOR Francis Patrick (IL)
A Comparative Analysis of Framing Processes which Facilitate the Emergence of Political Violence. Ethnic and Religious Frames in Rwanda and Algeria
VOGIATZOGLOU Marcos (GR)
Precarious Workers' Unions in Greece and Spain: A Comparative Research on the Organisational Structures and their Movement Activity
WAGNER Benjamin (UK)
Participation, Integration and Co-optation: The Role of Participative Mechanisms in Shaping Authoritarian Governance in Tunisia and the MENA Region
Fifth year researchers 2009/2010
ATAK Kivanc (TR)
The Politico-Institutional Trajectory of Protest Policing: Post-1980 Turkey in Focus
DAVIS Donagh (IE)
Infiltrating History: Agency, Social Movement-Building and Systemic Crisis
HEMKER Robert (NL)
State Disintegration, Transnational Extra-Legal Activities and International Intervention: Towards a Political Analysis of Informality
WARKOTSCH Jana (DE)
Mobilization under Authoritarian Rule
ZAMPONI Lorenzo (IT)
Social Movements, Collective Memories and the Symbolic Construction of Conflict
JENSEN, Helge (NO)
European and Arabic Traditions of Deliberation in Resource Management – Mutual Learning for Transnational Networking of Grassroot Communities