Contentious Moves: Some Conclusions

  • Donatella della Porta
Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)


Throughout the course of our research, we aimed at combining social movement studies with migration studies, with particular attention to critical theories, in order to address continuities and ruptures in the mobilisation in solidarity with refugees during the long summer of migration. In this final chapter, Donatella della Porta summarises the results of our work along the four dimensions presented in the introduction: the contextual threats and opportunities during a critical juncture within late neoliberalism, the acts of resistance and acts of solidarity that challenged those threats and created opportunities, the organisational resources for the protests, and the framing of refugees’ rights and citizenship. The chapter ends with some reflections on challenges and potentials for future developments in research addressing social movements and citizenship.


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  • Donatella della Porta
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  1. 1.Scuola Normale SuperioreIstituto di Scienza Umane E SocialiFlorenceItaly

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