Tag Archives: social movements

Email etiquette for virtual collectives:

I recently published an article called: Unintended Consequences: The Negative Impact of Email Use on Participation and Collective Identity in Two “Horizontal” Social Movement Groups. (The European Political Science Review  doi:10.1017/S1755773914000423) People have asked me to write something about what … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Humour and the Carnivalesque in Anti-Austerity and Anti-Capitalist Social Movements

This is an interview that I gave to a Polish Radio Station on the Carnival Against Capitalism Protests in June 2013 that was never aired. I decided, therefore, to make it available here. Why do you think protesters use a … Continue reading

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“ICTs, (Digital) Media and Democratic Participation and Communication.” Rethinking Ourselves: Podemos and the Emergence of an Alternative Left in Europe, London Welsh Centre, September 13, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Owen Jones, Ken Loach, Podemos European Parliament member Tania González and Podemos lead strategist Iñigo Errejón at the invitation of the Podemos Londres Circle, who asked me to speak about digital media … Continue reading

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In conversation with Cristina Flesher Fominaya, author of Social Movement and Globalization: How protests, occupations and uprisings are changing the world Interview by Andrea Teti

(This interview was originally published by the European Centre for International Affairs and can be found here: http://www.european-centre.org/in-focus/in-conversation-with-cristina-flesher-fominaya-by-andrea-teti/) AT: On Causation & Role of ICTs – ICTs have been frequently cited in both the press and in scholarship as central to … Continue reading

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Protest and social movements: a sine qua non for democracy/ An interview on my new book Social Movements and Globalization

Laurence Cox interviews Cristina Flesher Fominaya about her new book, Social Movements and Globalization: How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World – on the mutual impact of social movements and globalisation, the ongoing influence of nation states, the rise … Continue reading

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The State Strikes Back: The Criminalization of 15-M and Social Movements in Spain

  Resisting the criminalization of protest may be the most pressing task facing the 15-M movement as it commemorates its 3rd Anniversary As activists reflect on the third anniversary of the 15–M[1] encampment in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol (which later … Continue reading

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“Spain is Different”: Podemos and 15-M

In a dismal post-European election scenario, in which the extreme right has managed to emerge as the leading political formation in a number of European democracies, Spain has once again lived up to the 1960’s tourist slogan “Spain is different”. … Continue reading

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Spain’s Marches of Dignity 22M, 2014: Not Anti-Politics

On the 22nd of March, thousands of people will arrive in Madrid from all over Spain in six columns that form part of the Marches of Dignity. Dozens of civil associations and social movement groups across Spain have been organizing … Continue reading

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