The Programme

The working group will meet approximately on monthly bases. In each session a professor or researcher will present his work that is fitting into the session thematic with one complementary reading in order to deepen the debate. Researchers act as discussants. After each session we will head together to have a pizza or aperitivo to follow our discussion in a more informal manner.

Session 1 (08/10/2014): Bringing Capitalism Back In. Social Movements in Times of Austerity, Seminar Room 2, Badia

Speaker: Prof. Donatella della Porta (Director of Cosmos, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies and Scuola Normale Superiore) – Reading Material
Discussants: Federico Tomasello, Alice Mattoni

Session 2 (28/10/2014): Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal, Seminar Room 4, Badia
Speakers: Prof. Andrew Ross (New York University) – Reading Material
Discussants: Jerome E. Ross, Eliska Drapalova

Session 3 (12/11/2014): Making a Case for a Marxist Revival in Social Movement Studies, Seminar Room 2, Badia
Speaker: Prof. Colin Barker (Metropolitan University of Manchester) – Reading Material
Discussants: Parthena Xanthopolou-Dimitriadou, Tommaso Giordani

Session 4 (03/12/2014 ): A “Gramscian Moment?” Can Gramsci Help Us to Understand Contemporary Society, its Crises, and Transformations?, Seminar Room 2, Badia
Speaker: Prof. Richard Bellamy (Director of Max Weber Programme EUI) – Reading Material

Session 5 ( 29/01/2015): Class Struggle in the Italian Critical Marxism. Situating an Anticapitalist Perspective of Social Movements in Theory and Practice
Speaker: Prof. Antonio Negri (independent) – Reading Material

Session 6 (8/04/2015): Theory and practice of the Unionisation of the Self Employed in Europe and in the U.S.
Speaker: Prof. Sergio Bologna (independent) – Reading Material
Discussants: Priska Daphi, Jamie Woodcock

Session 7 ( 22/04/2015): From social struggles to political institutions? Processes of institutionalization and transformations of social movements between the Latin American and the European experience.

Speaker: Prof. Sandro Mezzadra (Università di Bologna) – Reading Material
Discussants: Cesar Guzman-Goncha, Daniela Chironi

Session 8  (06/05/2015): Feminization of labor: Feminist theories and forms of resistance
Speakers: Prof. Brunella Casalini (Università di Firenze) – Reading Material

Session 9 (May 2015): Taking Crisis Seriously: Capitalism on its Way Out
Speaker: Prof. Wolfang Streeck (Max Plank Institute) – Reading Material

Session 10 (3/06/2015): Marxist Political Economy and Social Movements: Bridging a Theoretical (and Political) Gap
Speaker: Prof. Emiliano Brancaccio (Università del Sannio) – Reading Material

Final Roundtable (June 2015): Why Marxism(s) Should Speak to Social Movement Studies and Vice Versa
Discussion with: Donatella della Porta, Alice Mattoni, Lorenzo Cini and Federico Tomasello
Moderators: Daniela Chironi


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