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Social Movements in Times of Austerity: Bringing Capitalism Back Into Protest Analysis

SocialMovementsinTimesofAusterityThe recent protests at the new ECB headquarter inauguration in Frankfurt, the rise of Podemos in Spain, and the success of Syriza in Greece are just examples of how anti-austerity protests are mounting across Europe. More and more, citizens take to the streets what they see as the deterioration of democratic institutions and of the civil, political and social rights that form the basis of democracy. For a timely and insightful analysis read the new book by Donatella della Porta.

Tailor-made training schemes for WTO officials at the Academy of Global Governance 

24032015trainingThe Academy of Global Governance partners with UNCTAD to train officials from the LDCs WTO Group on trade policy rules and regulations in light of the international negotiations and the implementation of the WTO post-Bali LDC Package. Other institutions that have turned to the Academy and benefitted from the tailor-made training schemes include the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Trade Centre.

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RSCAS Seminar Series







Professional Training Course 

Specialised Training on Regulation of Gas Markets

Theatre, Badia Fiesolana




RSCAS Seminar Series

Jean Monnet Fellow presentations

Seminar Room, Villa Malafrasca

"Reflecting on..."

The European Digital Single Market: Facts and Measures 

PierLuigiParcu90x110There is clear consensus on the fact that the Internet economy represents a decisive element to boost economy as a whole. When, in 2010, the EC launched the Europe 2020 strategy, one of its seven flagship initiatives was the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE), which aims at better exploiting the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in ... [read more]

By Pier Luigi Parcu

Director Florence School of Regulation - Communications & Media Area and Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF)



Call for Papers

Deadline: 15 May 2015


Call for Papers

Deadline: 31 May 2015

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