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Donatella Della Porta

Donatella Della PortaProfessor of sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute since 2003. She is on leave of absence from the University of Florence, where she was full professor of Political Science, president of the corso di laurea in Administrative Sciences, and Director of the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Florence. She has received a Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris and a Ph.D in political and social sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. She directs the DEMOS project (Democracy in Europe and the Mobilisation of the Society) founded by the European Commission. She also coordinated the Gruppo di Ricerca sull'azione collettiva in Europa (GRACE). She has conducted research also at Cornell University, Ithaca N.Y University, and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung. In 1990 she received a Career Development Award of the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation; in 1997 a Stipendium of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. Her main research interests concern social movements, political violence, terrorism, corruption, police and policies of public order. On these issues she has conducted investigations in Italy, France, Germany and Spain. Her selected publications, among the others, are:

  • Della Porta, Donatella, Hanspeter Kriesi and Dieter Rucht (eds.), Social Movements in a Globalizing World, New York, Macmillan, second expanded edition, 2009.
  • Della Porta, Donatella (ed.), Democracy in Social Movements, Houndsmill, Palgrave, 2009.
  • Della Porta, Donatella and Manuela Caiani, Social Movements and Europeanization, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Della Porta, Donatella (ed.) Another Europe. London, Routledge, 2009.
  • Della Porta, Donatella I partiti politici, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2nd updated and expanded edition, 2009.
  • Della Porta, Donatella and Gianni Piazza, Voices of the Valley, Voices of the Straits: How Protest Creates Communities, Berghahn Books, 2008
  • Della Porta, Donatella and Michael Keating, eds.), Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences. A Pluralist Perspective, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Della Porta, Donatella Introduzione alla scienza politica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008 (new expanded edition).
  • Della Porta, Donatella, Maurizio Cotta and Leonardo Morlino, Scienza politica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008 (new expanded edition).
  • Della Porta, Donatella and Gianni Piazza, Le ragioni del no. Le campagne contro la Tav in Val di Susa e il Ponte sullo Stretto, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2008