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Panel “Linking Collective Identity and Agency” – ECPR Bremen Graduate Conference 2012


July 2012: Lorenzo Zamponi and myself will chair a panel on Social Movement Strategies. The panel will be part of ECPR 2012 Graduate Conference’s Section 16 (Political Sociology).

TITLE: Linking Collective Identity and Agency: Social Movements, Organizations and Strategic Choices.

ABSTRACT: Our panel will investigate the issue of strategic choices made by Social Movements and Social Movement Organizations. We shall focus on two broad categories of determinants,    a) Time, memory and learning in movements, b) Strategy as an intertwinement of Agency and Structure.

More specifically, with regard to category (a), we are looking for papers addressing: -Processes of evolution and learning in a cycle of protest; -The spillover effect and the legacies of mobilisations; -Mnemonic constructio...

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ASN Conference, 2012: Can the revolution be analyzed?

During the 2012 conference of the Anarchist Studies Network (Loughborough, U.K.), George Sotiropoulos and me will organize an innovative workshop on the methodological and moral issues raised when conducting social research in contentious environments.

The conference will take place from 3-6 September, 2012. Our workshop will be part of the “Real Democracy and the Revolutions of our Time” session’s stream, chaired by Laurence Davis and Peter Snowdon.

TITLE: Can the revolution be analyzed? Methodological and moral issues when conducting social research in contentious environments.
ORGANIZERS: Markos Vogiatzoglou and George Sotiropoulos

In December, 2009, an international political science conference took place in Panteion University, Athens, Greece...
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EastBordNet Conference, 2011: Framing the mirror

Together with the good friends and colleagues Myrssini Antoniou and Markos Zampoglou, we presented in the EastBordNet Conference, 2011 (Catania, Italy), a paper on Myrssini’s artwork “the Mirror”. We also exhibited the artwork itself during the conference.


Title: Framing the mirror: tracing the boundaries of narrativity in interactive media

Authors: Antoniou Myrssini, Vogiatzoglou Markos, Zampoglou Markos

Abstract: This paper will discuss an interactive installation, first presented in Athens, during the 15th AntiRacist festival, 2010. The installation is a digital “mirror” hanging on a wall, reflecting the spectators that stand before it as different people of random gender, age, race and social status.

 Our theoretical analysis, which includes the projects’ setup and the feedback it...

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ECPR Conference, 2011: A precarious December

In the 2011 general ECPR Conference (Reykjavik, Iceland) I presented a paper on the effects of the December Riots on the Athenian precarious workers’ unions.

Title: A precarious December: Flexible workers’ unions in the aftermath of a youth rebellion

Abstract: In December 2008, the killing of a 15-year-old boy by a police officer sparked a series of violent clashes between police and demonstrators all over Greece. This contentious episode, usually referred to as the ‘December Riots’, was by no means connected to labor claims, nor the demonstrations were supported by the official Greek union structure. Howbeit, in the months that followed, several  grassroots  unions and labor organizations were formed in Greece, in workplaces where flexible labor relations prevail...

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Book chapter: Think globally, act locally?

Together with my good friend and colleague Vittorio Sergi, we wrote an article comparing the characteristics of the Tunisian Revolution with the Greek anti-austerity movements.

It was published in: Flesher Fominaya, Cristina and Laurence Cox (eds.), Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest. London: Routledge (2013)


TITLE: Think globally, act locally? Symbolic memory and global repertoires in the Tunisian uprising and the Greek anti-austerity mobilizations

ABSTRACT: The article we are hereby presenting is a comparative research on two movements that developed in the Mediterranean area during a common time frame, the winter and spring of 2010-2011...

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