IKOS PhD seminar: New Directions: Social Movement Theory

Why do people come together to change the world they live in? Why and under what circumstances does social mobilization occur? Why does it turn violent? What are the potential social, cultural, and political consequences?

These are some of the questions asked within the field of Social Movement Theory, pioneered by Donatella della Porta, from Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, who will join us to present and discuss her work with us.

Among Donatella Della Porta's main research fields are social movements, political violence, terrorism, corruption, the police and protest policing.

How do I sign up for the course:

Please send an email to kari.andersen@ikos.uio.no by 27 November and specify whether you want to present something or not.

Deadline for paper is 1 December 2020.

About the paper:

The final paper should be no longer than a minimum 5-pages, maximum 10 pages, with text reflecting on the theme of the seminar and how this plays out in your own research. The texts will be pre-circulated among the participants ahead of the seminar.

ECTS points

Generally, you will get 1 ECTS point for attending the seminar, 2 ECTS points for a presentation or a comment. 


Clandestine Political Violence (Cambridge university press), chapter 1, 8, and 9.


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