Prof. Donatella della Porta was Awarded Honorary PhD

On Friday 13, 2019, the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese, awarded 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 as 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 took place in Loutraki shortly before the opening of the Conference of the Department, where she delivered the opening speech entitled: “A Momentous Approach to Social Movement Studies”.

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