Beyond Social Movements: Cross-Field Insights on Contentious Politics

ECPR General Conference, Olso, 6 – 9 September 2017

Section: Beyond Social Movements: Cross-Field Insights on Contentious Politics

Chairs: Lorenzo Zamponi (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Priska Daphi (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universit├Ąt Frankfurt)

Deadline for the submission of panel and paper proposals: 15 February 2017

In the last three decades, the study of collective action has reached an unprecedented level of development and recognition. In the last five years, in particular, research on activism has proven fundamental to understand political processes, with the development of various waves of mobilisation, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, from the anti-corruption marches in India to anti-austerity demonstrations in Southern Europe.

Since the recognition of the relevance of participation and mobilisation has been growing in different areas, the study of contentious politics has been increasingly interacting with other fields, both within and beyond sociology and political science.

The goal of this Section is to provide an opportunity to further develop such cross-sectoral insights, favouring the cooperation of researchers coming from different fields of political science.

We invite Panels and Papers that focus on the interaction between the literature on contentious politics, including both political participation and social mobilization, and other fields of political science, both from the theoretical and the empirical point of view.