Vortrag (in englischer Sprache)

5. April 2016

Donatella Della Porta: Social movements and civil wars:

When protests for democratization fail

aus der Reihe: Hamburger Vorträge zur Gewaltforschung - Gewalt in Bürgerkriegen

During various episodes of mobilization for democracy in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, protests not only failed but also gave way to violent confrontations and, eventually, civil wars. Syria, Libya, or Ukraine are among the most prominent examples for this trajectory of social movements. The aim of this lecture is to propose a theoretical explanation that specifies the conditions under which – as well as the mechanisms through which – this pattern of escalation takes place, bridging insights from the literature on the radicalization of social movements, research on the failure of democratization processes, and studies on the onset of civil war. In doing this, I will build upon the relational approach developed in contentious politics with the aim of singling out robust causal mechanisms.

Prof. Donatella Della Porta, Politikwissenschaftlerin, Professorin am Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence), Professorin für Soziologie im Department of Political and Social Sciences am European University Institute (San Domenico di Fiesole), Direktorin des Centre on Social Movement Studies – Cosmos (Florence), Leitung des - über ein Advanced Grant des European Research Council (ERC) gefördertes - Projekt Mobilizing for Democracy über die zivilgesellschaftliche Beteiligung an Demokratisierungsprozessen in Europa, im Mittleren Osten, Asien und Lateinamerika

Moderation: Dr. Stefan Malthaner; Soziologe in der Forschungsgruppe "Makrogewalt" im Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung

Ort: Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, Mittelweg 36, 20148 Hamburg
Beginn: 19 Uhr
Eintritt: frei

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