On Friday 13, 2019, the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese, will award an honorary doctorate to Professor Donatella Della Porta, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore.
Professor Della Porta’s work is on Political Science and Political Sociology. She has made pivotal and multifaceted contributions to the study of modern social movements, and their development, and impact, as well as in relation to other expressions of the political phenomenon, and in the development of research methodologies and methods in the field of Political Science. More specifically, the main areas of the Professor della Porta’s investigation are social movements, political violence, terrorism, corruption, the police and police protest, civil society, and democracy/democratization process, which she has been researching and studying comparatively, always considering to relate theoretical explorations to the empirical evidence.
The ceremony will take place in Loutraki shortly before the opening of the Conference of the Department, where she will deliver the opening speech entitled: “A Momentous Approach to Social Movement Studies” .
Friday, 13 December 2019
16: 30-17: 00 Conference Registration
17: 00-17: 15 Conference Opening, Short Greetings
17: 15-17: 45 Award to Professor Donatella della Porta of an Honorary Doctorate of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese
- Laudatio by Professor Sokratis Koniordos
17: 45-18: 30 Speech by Honorary Doctor Donatella della Porta on “A Momentous Approach to Social Movement Studies”
18: 30-18: 45 Break
18: 45-20: 15 Social Movement Special Session:
Chair: Professor Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore.
- “The Political Sociology of Emotions: What Social Movements?” – Professor Nikos Demertzis, University of Athens and EKKE.
- “Interest groups & social movement theories: What grounds for conversation?” Professor Mario Diani, University of Trento.
- “What are the blames all about? Attribution issues by interest group in the Eurozone crisis”. – Professor Maria Kousi, University of Crete. In collaboration with Marina Papadaki (University of Crete), Franziska Scholl (Freie Universität Berlin), Dimitris Papanikolopoulos (University of the Aegean), Moritz Sommer (Freie Universität Berlin)
- “Is fascism a ‘movement’? Conceptual blind spots and recommendations for a reconstruction” – Professor Seraphim Seferiadis, Panteion University.
The meeting will be held in English.