Disobedient
Democracy
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Democracy

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“Urban structures will always be the expression of some institutionalized domination, and the urban crisis will be the result of a challenge coming from new actors in history and society”. Castells, 1983: xvi

This is where we keep track of all the main activities on the project, as well as feature interesting events, publications and other types of work by colleagues, activists and artists. We aim to make this a lively place, so make sure you click in every once in a while.

Same but Different - A Paired Comparison of Anti-austerity Cycles of Contention in Croatia and Serbia

Ana's thesis chapter presented at II Barcelona PhD Workshop on Empirical Political Science

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The Far-Right’s Mobilization of Emotions

We presented a new paper on the mobilization of emotions through visual repertoires in the case of March for Life.

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Joint Symposium: Has Eastern Europe really turned away from liberal democracy?

We participated in the Joint Symposium 'Has Eastern Europe really turned away from liberal democracy?' on 9 and 10 March 2020 in London.

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SNSF's pilot programme for researchers in Eastern Europe

The Swiss National Science Foundation's pilot programme PROMYS is funding seven young researchers in Eastern Europe.

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Right to the City and Housing Struggles

We also presented the Right to the City paper on Urban Struggles in Serbia and Croatia at the bi-annual conference of the European Sociological Association that was held in Manchester, 20-23 August, 2019.

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Project meeting in Madrid, June 26

The main topics of the meeting were updates on project milestones, upcoming activities and events in years 4 and 5, and defining joint activities on further research collaboration.

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Presenting the project at CES Madrid

The first big presentation of the project to a global academic audience was at the CES in Madrid

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Urban Struggles in Croatia and Serbia

We presented new data on Right to the City and Housing Struggles in Croatia and Serbia at the Social Movements pre-conference of the 2019 CES in Madrid.

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2019 Annual conference of the Mobilization Journal

The first showcase of our dataset at the annual conference of the Mobilization journal in San Diego.

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Disobedient Democracy on the cover of Open Democracy

Danijela's text 'Disobedient democracies on Europe’s periphery: why are these crucial for rebuilding the left?' on the cover page of Open Democracy.

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The project presented at the course 'Human Rights and Resistance'

Project team members participated in this year's course 'The Diversity of Human Rights: Human Rights and Resistance' held at the IUC Dubrovnik.

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Workshop Who is An Activist Held @FPZG

The workshop Who is An Activist primarily set out to analyse biographical and transformative effects of protest. The sessions were organized around several themes, focusing on Old and New Actors, Discoursive Structures in Protest, Biographical Effects of Activism and the Ethical Register of Activism.

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Looking for a new team member

Thanks to funding from the Croatian Science Foundation, we will soon be hiring another PhD student to join our Disobedient Democracy team.

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Who is an Activist - International Workshop in Zagreb, June 13

Have a look at the programme of the workshop and register to attend!

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Call for Papers: Who is an Activist? Biographical and Transformative Effects of Protest

We are inviting papers for a workshop on biographical and transformative aspects of activism that will be held on June 13, 2018. Deadline for paper proposals is April 30, 2018.

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Data Management Plan Approved by SNSF

The Disobedient Democracy project is dedicated to making its data freely accessible to the academic and wider interested community.

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Institutional Cooperation with UNL Lisbon and IFDT Belgrade

Established institutional cooperation in Lisbon and Belgrade.

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Zagreb Project Meeting 15-16 June 2017

How should we go about implementing Protest Event Anaysis data collection in four countries? Are we clear about our definition of protest event? How should we deal with missing data, description bias and conflicting reports?

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Zagreb coding team

18 students from the University of Zagreb are currently coding data for Croatia.

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Institutional Cooperation with Complutense University of Madrid

In July 2017 we established cooperation between the Faculty of Political Science and the Complutense University of Madrid.

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Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences

Our research assistant Karlo Kralj has participated in this year's edition of the 'Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences – linking theory and empirical research', co-organized by Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt University and Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB).

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Test coding in Zagreb 26 – 30 June 2017

After we recruited 18 coders, between June 26 – 30 we implemented test coding at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb and the city library Božidar Adžija, which hosts the media archive.

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Fringe Politics meeting in London: next steps

At the Closing workshop of the FRINGE politics research network on citizen-led mobilization in Southeastern Europe Danijela Dolenec presented some throughts orienting future work on her project Disobedient Democracy.

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