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Seminário mensal no CIES: Movimentos Sociais e Ação Politica

Org. Guya Accornero e Britta Baumgarten

PROGRAMA

15 de Outubro | 17h00-19h00, ISCTE-IUL, sala AA2.24
Marco Allegra (CIES-IUL), Learning from the South. Informality, Contention and Democratic Governance in Urban Settings
Discussant: Roberto Falanga (ICS-UL)

26 de Novembro | 17h00-19h00, ISCTE-IUL, sala AA2.24
Nuno Nunes (CIES-IUL), Desigualdade e ação coletiva à escala individual
Discussant: Guya Accornero (CIES-IUL)

15 de Dezembro | 09h30-19h00, ISCTE-IUL, auditório B203
Conferência The Long Sixties under Authoritarian Rules. Student Movements, Radicalization and Cultural Change at the End of Southern European Dictatorships, com Erik Neveu (Universitée de Rennes), António Firmino da Costa (CIES-IUL), Luís Trindade (Birkbeck College, London), Giulia Strippoli (FCSH-UNL), Kostis Kornetis (Center for European and Mediterranean Studies – NYU), Javier Gomez Calvo (CIES-IUL), Guya Accornero (CIES-IUL)

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Seminário Luso Brasileiro Trabalho, Educação e Conflitos Sociais

02 de Julho de 2014

IHC – Sala Multiusos 2, Piso 4, ID

 

Programação

 

9h00 – Abertura.

Investigadores: Raquel Varela (IHC/UNL) e Fabiane Santana Previtali (UFU – IHC/UNL).

 9h30: Sessão Temática 1- Trabalho e Educação: A experiência recente de Portugal e Brasil

Investigadores: Fabiane Santana Previtali (UFU – IHC/UNL), Teresa Medina (IHC/UNL), Sonia Maria Rummert (UFF – IHC/UNL) e Cílson César Fagiani (PPGED/UFU – IHC/UNL).                                             

12h00: almoço


14h00: Sessão Temática 2 – Trabalho e Conflitos Sociais em Portugal e Brasil Investigadores: Sérgio Paulo Morais (IH/UFU), Raquel Varela (IHC/UNL), Joana Alcântara (IHC/UNL) e Britta Baumgarten (
CIES-ISCTE Lisboa).


16h00: Sessão Temática 3 – Trabalho, Educação e Politicas Públicas no Capitalismo Contemporâneo

Investigadores: Sara Granemann (UFRJ-IHC/UNL), Thais C. Figueiredo Rêgo (PPGED/UFU – FIPMoc) e Ana Rajado (IHC/UNL).

18h00 – Encerramento

Entrada gratuita sujeita à inscrição prévia pelo e-mail:

Fabiane.previtali@gmail.com

 

 

Localização:

                                   Instituto de História Contemporanea – IHC

Av. Berna, 26 C
1069-061 LISBOA

Tel.: (00351) 21 7908300
ext.: 545
Fax.: (00351) 21 7908308
Email: 
ihc@fcsh.unl.pt

Homepage:

www.ihc.fcsh.unl.pt

Workshop: Transnational public participation and social movement activism. Ambiguities of global spread, professionalization and standardization.

O CESNOVA – Centro de Estudos de Sociologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa – e o CIES – Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia do ISCTE – juntam-se para receber o Workshop Internacional intitulado “Aspetos transnacionais na participação pública e no ativismo dos movimentos sociais”. Nos dia 14 e 15 de novembro as portas estarão abertas à participação do público, com a presença de investigadores internacionais em sessões debate sobre participação e ativismo social.

No tempo de crise em que vivemos, Portugal é palco para protestos da sociedade civil. Os cidadãos saem à rua pedindo para serem ouvidos pelos decisores políticos, reconhecidos na arena política europeia e autoridades internacionais como a TROIKA. Embora a maioria dos movimentos sociais tenha como principal alvo as autoridades nacionais, estes estão a tornar-se cada vez mais internacionais dada a semelhança dos problemas e desafios com que os países vizinhos se deparam. Ativistas e manifestantes de diferentes países comunicam as suas ideias, organizam dias de ação conjuntos, aprendem com as práticas comuns, numa perspetiva solidária e na partilha de uma identidade comum. Um dos exemplos deste envolvimento além-fronteiras foi o recente Movimento ‘Occupy’. Também o envolvimento do público mostra dimensões internacionais, como se observou na partilha de informação entre ativistas e manifestantes na Turquia e Brasil sobre as ações de agressão por parte da polícia.

De 14 a 15 de novembro, investigadores de todo o mundo reúnem-se em Lisboa para discutir o papel da sociedade civil na influência política e o seu envolvimento na política internacional. A final da tarde de cada dia decorrem sessões abertas ao público, onde investigadores convidados dialogam com os presentes sobre a dimensão internacional do ativismo social e da participação pública.

Este Workshop Internacional é organizado pelo CESNOVA  (Centro de Estudos de Ciências Sociais da Universidade Nova de Lisboa) e pelo CIES (Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia do ISCTE), com o financiamento da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia e Fundação Friedrich-Ebert.

Workshop programme (14-15.11.2013 in Lisbon)

Transnational public participation and social movement activism. Ambiguities of global spread, professionalization and standardization.

Thursday November 14

Venue: CESNOVA, FCSH-UNL, ID Building, Avenida de Berna 26C, Lisbon, room: 006

 9.00 Registration & Welcome coffee

9.30 Welcome & Introductory Remarks: Prof. Luís Baptista (CESNOVA, Lisbon), Reinhard Naumann (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Portugal)

 9.45 Welcoming notes from organizers and introduction

Nina Amelung (TU Berlin, CESNOVA Lisbon) and Britta Baumgarten (CIES Lisbon): Opening up. An encounter between transnational oriented research on public participation and social movement activism, Discussant: Prof. Mikko Rask (National Consumer Research Centre, Finland)

10.40 First paper session: The making and shaping of transnational publics I

Chair: Nina Amelung (TU Berlin, CESNOVA Lisbon)

Gianluca Sgueo (CES Coimbra): Trans-national Civil Society’s Coalitions – A Way out of the Zugzwang?, Discussant: Enrico Borghetto (CESNOVA Lisbon)

Camilo Tamayo Gómez (University of Huddersfield): Communicative Citizenship Actions, Political Activism and Claiming of Human Rights from a Transnational Perspective: the case of the Social Movement of Victims of Eastern Antioquia, Colombia, Discussant: Nuno Nunes (CIES Lisbon)

 12.00 Lunch break

13.30 Second paper session: The global spread of new forms, norms and paradigms of activism and public participation I

Chair: Enrico Borghetto (CESNOVA Lisbon)

Sonja van der Arend (TU Delft): Participation is the issue, Discussant: Alejandro Esguerra (UFZ Leipzig)

Abel Polese (Dublin City University): Renegotiating social policy through informality: a view from Central and Eastern Europe, Discussant: Open discussion

Hanna Mühlenhoff (University of Tübingen): EU civil society funding – empowering or depoliticizing, either or? Discussant: Sonja van der Arend (TU Delft)

15.30 Walk to change the venue to CIES

16.00 Keynote Dialogue & Debate (public):

Venue: CIES, Av.ª das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisbon, room: B203

Starting a dialogue – How can we strengthen exchange and cooperation between research on transnational public participation and on transnational social movements?

Prof. Mikko Rask (National Consumer Research Centre, Finland), Prof. Sabrina Zajak (University of Bochum, Germany)

Chair: Britta Baumgarten (CIES, Lisbon)

 

Friday, November 15

Venue: CESNOVA, FCSH-UNL, ID Building, Avenida de Berna 26C, Lisbon, room: 006

9.30 Third paper session: The making and shaping of transnational publics II

Chair: Guya Accornero (CIES Lisbon)

Lanka Horstink (University of Lisbon): Online participation and the new global democracy. Avaaz, a case study, Discussant: Inês Pereira (CIES Lisbon)

Lídia Fernandes (Dinâmica-CET, MMM Lisbon), Magda Alves (MMM Lisbon) and Judite Fernandes (FLUC, MMM Lisbon): Feminist challenges in transnational anti-austerity activism, Discussant: Cedric Masse (University of Lisbon)

9.30 Parallel session: The global spread of new forms, norms and paradigms of activism and public participation II

Chair: Britta Baumgarten (CIES Lisbon)

Angela Bourne (University of Roskilde) and Sevasti Chatzopoulou (University of Roskilde): Has the Eurozone crisis caused a transnationalisation of social movements? The case of Greece and Spain, Discussant: Jordi Nofre (CESNOVA Lisbon)

Rubén Díez García (University Carlos III Madrid): An approach to the Spanish 15M and the transnational networks of ‘indignados’: ideology, identity and method,    Discussant: Jonas van Vossole (CES-FEUC Coimbra)

 10.50 Coffee break

11.00 Fourth paper session: Transnational standardization of frames and discourses of social movements activism

Chair: Patricia Pereira (CESNOVA Lisbon)

Cristina Espinosa (University of Freiburg): One Discourse through Practices: Standardizing the Interpretation of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, Discussant: Raul Pacheco-Vega (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas – CIDE, Aguascalientes, Mexico)

Jordi Nofre (CESNOVA Lisbon): Camped against the capital or hidden activisms of protests of the year 2011. The cases of Tahrir Revolution and ‘the Indignados’ Movement, Discussant: Helena Freitas (CIES Lisbon)

11.00 Parallel session: Translation and contextualizing of transnational circulating concepts and techniques

Chair: Beatriz Padilla (University of Minho)

Cedric Masse (University of Lisbon): Isonomy and Isegory: The making of public participation within Portuguese Alter-globalist social movements, Discussant: Angela Bourne (University of Roskilde)

Humberto Machado (IESP -UERJ Rio de Janeiro): Transnational policy action: global anti-hegemonic social movements from the formation of transnational peripheral collective identities, Discussant: Open discussion

12.20 Lunch break

14:00 Fifth paper session: Mobilization of transnational public engagement 

Chair: Madalena Corte Real (CESNOVA Lisbon)

Raul Pacheco-Vega (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas – CIDE): Trans-North American environmental social movements: The politics of mobilization in the Citizen Submission on Enforcement Matters Mechanism (CSEM), Discussant: Sabrina Zajak (University of Bochum, Germany)

Alejandro Esguerra (UFZ Leipzig): From Passive Audience to Rights-Holder? Assessing the public participation turn in international expert organizations, Discussant: Nina Amelung (TU Berlin, CESNOVA Lisbon)

15:20 Concluding session: Goodbye notes from organizers / further collaborations and publication plans

16:00 Coffee break

16.30 Key note presentations & debate (public)

Venue: FCSH, room: Grande Auditório 1, FCSH-UNL, Avenida de Berna, 26C

Introductory notes from CESNOVA representative (Prof. António Brandão Moniz, CESNOVA, Lisbon)

Research meets practice – What’s the relevance of social movement activism and public participation practices for science and vice versa?

Jamila Raqib (Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution, USA), Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega (CIDE Aguascalientes, Mexico), Prof. Tiago Santos Pereira (CES Coimbra, Portugal)

Chair: Nina Amelung (TU Berlin, CESNOVA Lisbon)

Saturday, November 16

11.00 – 13.00 Walk in Mouraria

 

Call for Papers “40 anos após o 25 de abril de 1974: a crise das democracias liberais”

Organização: CIES-IUL, IHC-FCSH/UNL e CES-UC
Local: Lisboa, ISCTE-IUL (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)
Datas: 8-10 de maio de 2014
Data limite para submissão de propostas: 31 de Outubro de 2013

A Conferência Internacional “40 anos após o 25 de abril de 1974: a crise das democracias liberais” é uma organização conjunta de três Instituições de ensino e investigação portuguesas: DCP&PP (Departamento de Ciência Política e Políticas Públicas) e do CIES-IUL (Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia), ambos pertencentes ao ISCTE-IUL (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa ); do IHC-UNL (Instituto de História Contemporânea, Universidade Nova de Lisboa); e do CES-UC (Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra). Sendo a organização científica de Fernando Rosas (IHC-UNL), André Freire e José Manuel Leite Viegas (DCP&PP e CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL) e José Manuel Pureza (CES-UC).

No ano em que se comemoram os 40 anos após a Revolução dos Cravos portuguesa (25 de abril de 1974), que iniciou a chamada “terceira onda de democratização” em todo o mundo e a transição para a democracia em Portugal (depois de 48 anos de ditadura), a Conferência Internacional “40 anos após o 25 de abril de 1974: a crise das democracias liberais” tem dois objetivos principais.

Por um lado, pretende ser uma espécie de memória académica da transição para a democracia dos últimos 40 anos. Por outro lado, recorrendo ao contributo das várias Ciências Sociais e Políticas e das Ciências Humanas (História, Ciência Política, Relações Internacionais, Economia, Sociologia, Filosofia) e combinando abordagens comparativas e históricas, esta conferência pretende refletir sobre os vários indicadores da crise das democracias liberais e representativas europeias (governos tecnocráticos com um mandato popular pouco claro, governos partidários governando sem um mandato político das suas ações, consecutivas e profundas violações dos compromissos eleitorais por governos/partidos políticos eleitos, uma enorme compressão dos direito sociais contra a vontade do povo, etc.), pelo menos após 2008, data da maior crise financeira e económica desde a Grande Depressão (1929).

A Conferência terá lugar no ISCTE-IUL (Lisboa – Portugal), de 8 a 10 de maio de 2014, e terá uma sessão de abertura (com duas conferências de abertura proferidas por dois convidados) e cinco painéis académicos/temáticos, além de um painel final com os representantes dos partidos políticos representados no Parlamento português. Nos cinco painéis científicos/temáticos, metade dos trabalhos serão apresentados por convidados escolhidos pelos organizadores científicos deste Encontro e a outra metade pelos investigadores que responderem a este call for papers, depois de selecionados pelos mesmos organizadores científicos (ver abaixo o programa provisório).

Assim, convidamos todos os interessados em apresentar um trabalho na Conferência Internacional “40 anos após o 25 de abril de 1974: a crise das democracias liberais”, a enviar um resumo desenvolvido do mesmo (500-600 palavras no máximo), em que tanto o ponto de vista científico como os dados e metodologia utilizada sejam perfeitamente claros e especificados.

As propostas de comunicação devem ainda incluir a identificação do(s) autor(es), um curto CV (cerca de 5 linhas) e um link para o CV completo de todos os autores de cada uma das proposta. A proposta de trabalho deve igualmente especificar qual o painel que pretende integrar (apenas uma única opção).

Privilegiar-se-á a apresentação de trabalhos comparativos e longitudinais (isto é, que comparem as realidades dos diferentes países, mas também os diversos períodos de tempo, ou seja, o antes e o depois de 2008).

Data limite de envio de propostas: 31 de Outubro de 2013
Os autores serão notificados sobre a selecção de propostas até dia 30 de Novembro de 2013

A organização tem a intenção de publicar a versão revista dos trabalhos que, selecionados pela sua qualidade, venham a ser apresentados na conferencia. Todas as propostas devem ser enviadas simultaneamente para o CIES-IUL ( andre.freire@iscte.pt e jmlv@iscte.pt), IHC-UNL ( fernandorosas.ihc@fcsh.unl.pt) e CES-UC ( jmp@ces.uc.pt).

Call for Papers // Media, Trabalho e Conflitos Sociais (Séculos XIX e XX)

Organização: Grupo de Estudos do Trabalho e dos Conflitos Sociais do Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC-UNL)
Local: FCSH-UNL. Av. de Berna, 26, Edifício I&D
Datas: 16 e 17 de Outubro de 2013
Data limite para submissão de propostas: 10 de Julho de 2013

Coordenação: Raquel Varela, Giulia Stripoli, Paula Borges Santos

Parcerias: Comissão de Trabalhadores da Rádio Televisão Portuguesa; Hemeroteca Municipal de Lisboa.
Esta conferência internacional pretende incentivar a apresentação de investigações que tenham por cerne as relações e condições laborais na imprensa, radio e televisão e também que enfatizem as relações entre media e conflitos sociais, desde o século XIX até ao final do século XX.
Além de se pretender favorecer um conhecimento diacrónico da evolução do papel dos media em torno desses dois eixos de problematização, esta conferência procura também fomentar uma reflexão interdisciplinar, acolhendo para tanto apresentações produzidas no âmbito da história, da sociologia, da antropologia, e da comunicação social, entre outras ciências sociais.

As propostas de comunicações devem privilegiar contribuições teóricas ou metodológicas, estudos de caso ou outras investigações que concorram para criar conhecimento em torno:

– Da história do trabalho e das condições laborais dos trabalhadores dos media;
– De conflitos de trabalho envolvendo media e do seu impacto na comunidade envolvente;
– Da influência do movimento dos trabalhadores e dos conflitos sociais na história dos media;
– Do papel dos media face a conflitos sociais;
– De sociabilidades associativas dos trabalhadores dos media;
– De dinâmicas de trabalho entre media nacionais e seus congéneres estrangeiros.

As propostas devem ser submetidas à organização da conferência, até 31 de Maio de 2013, através do seguinte email: mediatrabalhoconflitossociais@gmail.com. As propostas devem apresentar: título, resumo (mínimo de 200 palavras e máximo de 500), nome e filiação institucional do comunicante. A organização comunicará da decisão de seleção das propostas recebidas até 30 de Junho. Os comunicantes selecionados devem enviar à organização o texto completo da sua apresentação até 30 de Setembro.

Calendário:

Data limite de submissão de propostas: 10 de Julho de 2013

Data de comunicação da decisão de seleção: 1 de Setembro de 2013

Data limite de envio de texto completo: 5 de Outubro de 2013

Call for Papers // Congresso Internacional “A Revolução de Abril. Portugal 1974-75”

Organização: IHC-FCSH/UNL, em parceria com o Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
Local: Lisboa | Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
Datas: 21 a 24 de Abril de 2014
Data limite para submissão de propostas: 1 de Dezembro de 2013

Quando se aproxima o 40º Aniversário da Revolução que pôs fim ao Estado Novo e abriu caminho à instauração do regime democrático em Portugal, pretende o Instituto de História Contemporânea da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas-UNL, com a parceria do Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, reunir num Congresso internacional, entre 21 e 24 de Abril, os trabalhos de investigadores dedicados ao estudo do processo revolucionário de 1974-75.

Sem esquecer os efeitos que contribuíram para a posterior consolidação democrática ou as continuidades herdadas do regime anterior, o Congresso focar-se-á fundamentalmente nas diversas manifestações de ruptura e mudança, tendo como objectivo tornar inteligíveis os principais vectores do processo revolucionário e como denominador comum a análise das transformações operadas na sociedade e política portuguesas entre 25 de Abril de 1974 e 25 de Novembro de 1975.

O Congresso A Revolução de Abril reunirá intervenções proferidas por conferencistas internacionais e nacionais convidados e a apresentação de comunicações seleccionadas a partir deste convite à submissão de propostas.

Adoptando um registo interdisciplinar e internacional, a organização do Congresso privilegiará propostas de comunicações originais enquadradas nos seguintes eixos temático (sem prejuízo de virem a ser aceites propostas de comunicações dedicadas a outros temas):

– Partidos, instituições e poder político;
– Movimento das Forças Armadas e intervenção política dos militares;
– Descolonização;
– Movimentos e conflitos sociais;
– Economia e desenvolvimento;
– Educação, estética e cultura;
– Dimensão internacional da Revolução Portuguesa;
– Historiografia e História da Revolução.

A seleção das propostas será orientada pelo propósito de garantir o máximo de qualidade, originalidade e diversidade dos trabalhos.

As propostas de comunicação devem ser apresentadas num texto máximo de 500 palavras e devem ser acompanhadas por três palavras-chave. Os proponentes deverão juntar uma breve nota biográfica (200 palavras), assim como a filiação institucional e contactos do autor ou autores (email e telefone).

As comunicações têm a duração máxima de 30 minutos e poderão ser apresentadas em português, castelhano, inglês e francês.

Submissão das propostas de comunicação: até 1 de Dezembro de 2013.
Data da comunicação aos autores dos resultados da submissão das propostas: 2 de Janeiro de 2014.
Divulgação do Programa: 15 de Janeiro de 2014.

Por favor envie as suas propostas de comunicação por e-mail para: ihc.40anos25deabril@gmail.com

International workshop “Transnational public participation and social movement activism”

Early career scholars workshop on Ambiguities of global spread, professionalization and standardization

14-15 November 2013
Lisbon

Call for papers is open until 18th August 2013: workshop_lisbon_cfp_final

The workshop is dedicated to questions linking transnational public participation research with transnational social movement activism research and pointing to dynamics of global spread, professionalization and standardization. It aims at discovering linkages, differences and ambiguities in both research fields and invites contributions from diverse disciplines. The workshop includes a public keynote dialogue between Dr. Mikko Rask, Finnish National Consumer Research Centre (confirmed), and Prof. Marisa von Bülow, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile and University of Brasília, Brazil (tbc) on linkages and challenges of transnational public participation and social movement activism. It concludes with a plenary discussion on political and societal relevance and implications of public participation and social movement research with Prof. Tiago Santos Pereira, University of Coimbra (confirmed), Portugal and Prof. Frank Fischer, Rutgers University, USA and University of Kassel, Germany (confirmed).

Outline of the topic

Designs and processes of participation, deliberation and activist forms become established globally addressing various policy issues and different policy levels. Social movement activist forms such as assemblies as well as ready-made templates and techniques for public participation such as citizen juries, consensus conferences, deliberative pollings, foresights, citizen budget forums etc. become developed worldwide and spread around the globe. However, they become more established in some regions while others remain less fertile for democratic and social innovations. The public participation design knowledge travels among experts, practitioners and citizens increasingly in a transnational and translocal setting.

The climate of uncertainty and risks of modernity, requirements of good governance and strong social movements are contextual factors increasing the demand for different/new models of participation. On the one hand this leads to standardization and homogenization of approaches around the world, on the other hand it faces the diversity of intellectual, cultural and political backgrounds that influence norms and values of what is seen to be the ‘good’, the ‘right’ and the ‘efficient’ participation.

The increasing spread of public participation principles and methods brings up ambivalent dynamics and dilemmas such as

* Circulation of concepts, models and techniques:

Different concepts of democracy and representation co-exist and built a fragmented meta-discourse as references for diverse fields of participation practices, at the same time single models and techniques circulate as best-practice. The concepts, models and techniques from diverse cultural, theoretical and normative backgrounds travel transnational and entangle in new combinations, not necessarily frictionless. .

* Diversity and hybridization versus homogenization and standardization:

The spectrum of models and techniques is characterized by diversity and homogenization at the same time. New application problems or trends towards good governance, and calls for more democratization by social movements and protest groups bring new designs and techniques for participation. Existing models become modified to hybrids and single designs become dominant practices and de facto standards in the field, some of them even legally installed.

* Specialized expertise and professionalization:

Expertise for public participation models and processes becomes more and more complex and specialized. It is stored in handbooks, academic publications and is openly accessible in specialized websites. Conferences and trainings are elements in this knowledge production chain and professionals such as facilitators, moderators, policy consultants, global activists and academics built their career on it. Participation becomes a matter of ‘experts.’

The workshop approaches reflection on the transnational formation and standardization of public participation with three foci:

1) Global spread of new action forms, practices and models for public participation: How do action forms and practices travel, how are they modified and adapted, and finally how do they become established in a new context? How do transnational formation and standardization become established? How are they intermingled with the spread and the increasing diffusion and how do they shape the field of participatory innovations? It’s worth to raise questions of how norms and standards of designs and normative principles lead to automatism and establishment of potentially taken for granted approaches of public participation and challenge to look which mechanisms and forms of conformance, modifications and resistance to standards appear. Participatory Budgets, for example were practiced at a municipal level in Porto Alegre already in 1989 and from there spread worldwide. Social movement practices, e.g. the way deliberation is practiced in the assemblies of the Spanish 15M, often trace back to older social movement practices in other regions of the world. These practices are not simply copied, but constantly adapted.

2) Normalization and professionalism in expertise: How do dynamics of transnational normalization and mainstreaming of public participation models go hand in hand with professionalism of experts of public participation? What about the role of experts mediating between citizens / stakeholders and decision makers / policy makers? Can we see trends towards commercialization of public participation practices and an evolving ‘participatory industry’ of participation consultants? How does this affect the spread and the legitimacy of participatory processes? For instance development agencies, like US Aid or GIZ (former GTZ), over a long time have generated a large expertise in how to improve participation in development projects which has gain acceptance as so-called expert knowledge but partly competes or contradicts with the local knowledge and cultural scripts for problem solving.

3) The making and shaping of public participation models: How are transnational formation and standardization shaped by the social construction of public participation (models)? The knowledge production of public participation models provides a range of approaches on public participation. This includes competing alternative models for participation, controversies over authority of normative conceptions for democratic quality and efficient policy making and competing legitimacy claims of models and actors involved. The framing of ‘the public’ (the role of representation, self-selection versus random-selection), ‘the right way to talk’ (for instance based on rationality, consensus oriented) and the desired outcome of participation (activating citizenship, preventing social resistance, empowerment of marginable groups) includes implicit diverse normative conceptions of democracy and politics and shapes the reality the models are used in. This is why the look into the making of public participation models becomes crucial.

Related to these themes we are especially interested in papers that deal with empirical examples which give insights into designs or forms for participation, deliberation and social movements activism that make global claims or travel across different localities. Examples are the World Wide Views, pan-European approaches on participatory processes (European Citizen Consultation, Meeting of Minds, Europolis, etc.) or large-scale processes such as the Australian Citizens’ Parliament, recent developments of transnational and global social movements, the World Social Forum and its regional forms (the continental ones, country specific and local social forums, etc.), transfer of action forms (related to the Occupy Movement, Pussy Riot, Femen, etc.) and models of democracy from below (as for example participatory budgeting approaches, deliberative pollings, foresights), development of internal meeting cultures, and practices to overcome unequal participation due to status differences or language by these social movement actors.

Target audience:

The workshop welcomes conceptual, theoretical and empirical contributions from early career scholars (including PhD-candidates and Post-docs) addressing one or more of these foci. Contributions combining different research perspectives on participatory and deliberative policies and social movements engagement, from public policy and governance studies, interpretative policy analysis, organizational studies, urban and planning studies, innovation studies, science and technology studies, geography and anthropology are explicitly welcomed.

Publication plans:

The workshop aims at providing an appropriate spirit and format supportive in particular for ambitious early career scholars who are interested in publications. Therefore experienced scholars as discussants shall help to elaborate manuscripts towards publishable papers. Selected authors will be invited for international peer reviewed publication activities afterwards.

Submission procedure:

Extended abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, written in English and contain a clear outline of the argument, the conceptual, theoretical and/or empirical framework, methodology and results. Abstracts for empirical papers further should include a brief description of the data used. They should be sent to nina.amelung@tu-berlin.de not later than 18th of August 2013.

Special Events: Lisbon is one of Europes’ most exciting cities which we would like to introduce to the participants of the workshop with the special focus on its social movements and public participation activities. Therefore we meet for a ‘reception’ on Wednesday, October 13, the evening before the workshop starts at MOB, a cultural centre run by two activist groups the Precários Inflexíveis (“The Inflexible Precarious Workers” an association that fights on behalf of the precarious workers) and Group Hassan (a cultural initiative, offering e.g. Hip Hop courses)). Further we offer a walk through Mouraria, a revitalized district in the historical center of Lisbon which tells us a story about the ambiguities of activating residents from diverse cultures and identities for public participation.

Venue:

The workshop will take place at CESNOVA – Centre for Sociological Studies of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa – and CIES – Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology of the University Institute of Lisbon.

Time planning:

Deadline for abstracts: 18th of August 2013

Announcement selected abstracts: after 15th of September 2013

Deadline for papers: 31st of October 2013

Workshop: 14th and 15th of November 2013, reception on 13th of November, guided Lisbon tour on 16th of November

Organisation:

The Workshop is hosted in collaboration of CESNOVA at Universidade de Nova and CIES at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. The concept is developed by Nina Amelung, Innovation in Governance Research Group at Technische Universität Berlin / CESNOVA at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Dr. Britta Baumgarten, CIES – Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon.

Management team (alphabetical order): Nina Amelung, Dr. Britta Baumgarten, Madalena Corte Real, Cristina Oliveira

Scientific committee (alphabetical order): Nina Amelung, Dr. Britta Baumgarten, Prof. Breno Bringel, Prof. António Moniz, Prof. Beatriz Padilla, Dr. Mikko Rask and N.N.

Conference fees and support for travel costs: There is no workshop fee planned. Accommodation and lunch/ dinner costs are individual costs. Unfortunately we cannot offer travel reimbursement, but help with information about funding programs.

Contact:

Nina Amelung, Innovation in Governance Research Group /CESNOVA, nina.amelung@tu-berlin.de

Britta Baumgarten, Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon, britta.baumgarten@gmail.com

The workshop is supported by the German Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung.

Publication: Geração à Rasca and beyond

This article analyses the Portuguese mobilizations that started with the Geração à Rasca in March 2011. The author argues that international events and the import of ideas from movements abroad had an important impact on the organizational structure and the claims of the Portuguese mobilizations. The nation-state, however, remains a very important factor in activism: organizational structures as well as claims are to a great extent country-specific.

Baumgarten, Britta: Geração à Rasca and beyond. Mobilizations after 12 March 2011, in: Current Sociology, March 2013, 61 (2),
, doi:  10.1177/0011392113479745

http://csi.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/04/16/0011392113479745

 

Livro: Sobre a Passagem de Alguns Milhares de pessoas por um breve período de tempo

Os autores anónimos escrevem sobre este livro:

“Este texto foi escrito por vários pares de mãos ao longo dos
últimos meses, num processo continuamente minado por eventos que
insistiam em torná-lo incompleto sempre que parecia quase concluído.
Muitas vezes discordámos sobre praticamente tudo: não apenas o que
tinha acontecido e quando, ou quantas pessoas tinham estado onde, mas
também quanto às questões de fundo que atravessam o período que este
texto pretende narrar. O discurso aqui proposto é incompleto, parcial,
questionável e eventualmente duvidoso. Ante as inúmeras experiências
pessoais e colectivas seria ridículo sugerir que estas dezenas de páginas
fazem mais do que reunir as notas, ideias, desejos e projecções de uma
mão cheia de pessoas, limitadas pelos contextos pessoais e políticos onde
estiveram inseridas. A intensificação dos processos emancipatórios em
curso foi, talvez como nunca antes na história, acompanhada por uma
gigantesca multiplicação de instâncias onde se comenta e discute tudo até
à exaustão. Pensamos que esta nossa contribuição seria útil a esse debate e
ao enriquecimento desse espaço de diálogo, nem sempre pacífico ou fácil.
É nesse espírito que o divulgamos.”

Aqui o texto completo:

Sobre a Passagem de Alguns Milhares de pessoas por um breve período de tempo

 

Text Christine Auer: “Affects in political protests”

O texto “Affects in political protests” da Christine Auer foi apresentado  no Workshop “Protestos e Movimentos Sociais Contemporâneos em Portugal” no dia 21 de fevereiro, no ISCTE, Lisboa.

Resumo:

The investigation this paper seeks to explore the significance of affects in current
protest movements against austerity measures in Lisbon. Based on a field research using
the method of sound ethnography, protest forms of new social movements are compared
with more traditional ones like trade-union demonstrations.
According to Brian Massumi, affect has recently become more important to understand
power than ideology. In his opinion, the modulation of affects even substitutes traditional
ideologies in politics. Referring to Spinoza, Massumi perceives affect as a resource of
creativity and potential and suggests that alternative politics should also use this. Based on
these assumptions, the question is: How is affect modulation used by different groups in the framework of current political protest in Lisbon, and what kind of potential does that create?
The data of the investigation is based on recordings collected during a field research in
Lisbon during two weeks of significant protest events in September and November 2012
respectively. The ongoing analysis of the material focuses on a comparison between the
practices of “Que se lixe a troika”- protest alliance that organized one of the biggest
demonstrations in Portugal in recent decades, and other protest movements of the same
time period and moment of history.
The methodological approach is not based on traditional sound studies, but on the idea of an ethnography of the senses. It is presumed that affects can be perceived through the sounds of demonstrations: the way somebody talks while giving an interview, not only the content of political slogans but also the way they are shouted, the fact that some things are audible at a demonstration and others not etc. Thus, the method opens an additional dimension to textual and visual approaches and allows an approximation to a truly thick description.
Like this, the text is also a reflection on the methodology: What can an ethnography of sound contribute to the investigation of social movements?

Research note

“You cannot evict an idea”: Empty Buildings and Occupations in Portugal
Britta Baumgarten

Wandering through the Lisbon city centre visitors are stunned by the enormous number of empty buildings. Statistics speak about nearly 5000 buildings that are partly or completely abandoned, about 300 of them belong to the municipality (http://tretas.org/PrediosDevolutosLisboa). Many are abandoned since years and in a state of severe decay. This causes indignation but also the desire to use these spaces to build up something that serves people.

On Wednesday, 6 June 2012, the Indignados de Lisboa, a group that formed in May 2011, pinned a notice at the door of such an abandoned house, saying that the house is a public building that – like many others of its kind – needs salvages and has not been used for the benefit of the citizens for years. The municipality is given a period of ten days to start works on or to do something useful for the citizens with this house. If this does not happen the house may be occupied at any time (http://saolazaro94.blogspot.pt/2012/06/cml-tem-10-dias-uteis-para-dar.html). By the use of the municipalities coat of arms with only the name changed to “Indignados” the notice is given an official outward appearance and the notice’s text is very close to those that the occupiers usually receive from the municipality. The Indignados de Lisboa are not planning to occupy houses, but their campaign is closely related to a new development of occupations in Portugal.
It is related to the two most prominent cases of occupations of abandoned state-owned buildings in Portugal during the last years. The movement “Es.Col.A” who occupied a school in Oporto which became known as “Es.Col.a da Fontinha”(http://escoladafontinha.blogspot.pt/) and “São Lazaro 94” (http://saolazaro94.blogspot.pt) a building in Lisbon occupied on 25 April 2012 in an act of solidarity with Es.Col.A after its eviction. Each of these occupations received a letter from the municipality quite similar to the notice the Indignados de Lisboa wrote. The occupiers were by law given ten days to move out. After that period the house may be evicted at any time.

Occupations of houses were common in the period after the carnation revolution in 1974. They were widely accepted as a necessity for living at these times, because living space was rare, especially for the people who came back to Portugal from its former colonies. Today occupations are seldom. Fontinha and São Lazaro 94 are the most prominent cases – also because of their political significance.

The Es.Col.A da Fontinha- a former school that had been closed down five years before – was occupied in April 2011 and evicted on 19 April 2012. During this year the project Fontinha developed an impressive infrastructure. The former school was used for example as a cultural space organizing projects for children, cultural events, like theatre and cinema, a social space organizing e.g. joint dinners, and a space for self-organized learning and teaching including a room with computers, and a library. It was thus widely accepted by the neighbourhood and celebrated as a successful project of self-organization. After its eviction, which was accompanied by large protests, the complete infrastructure was destroyed.

Less than a week later, São Lazaro 94 was occupied as a spontaneous action of solidarity with Fontinha. Thisis, however, not the first time. Already in November 2010 the space was occupied for a few days and then evicted. The last tenants had left in 2005. Meanwhile rain came through the open windows and the house further decayed. During the short time of occupation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUkHWnUsKNE) the activists started making the house habitable, including a technical inspection and repairing a water damage. They cleaned and painted the house, and initiated a cultural and social programme and a give-away shop.

In statements about the future of the occupation the responsible for the abandoned house at the municipal of Lisbon argued that she could not treat a group of occupiers different than the mass of poor people who are currently in need of a living space. This argument was also used in November 2010, when the house was occupied for the first time. In fact occupations with a few exceptional cases are illegal and there are some projects for poor people placed in formerly abandoned houses, like a hotel for those people in the neighbourhood that temporarily need to leave their own houses (http://www.publico.pt/Local/freguesia-de-s-jose-vai-ter-o-primeiro-hotel-social-de-lisboa-1548901). Those projects, however, are connected to administrative efforts and are rare given the high number of abandoned houses in the hand of the municipality.
It was also claimed that the occupiers would damage the house. To demonstrate that they did not abuse public goods, but worked in favour of the house, the occupiers handed over four packages with pigeon excrements and dead pigeons they had collected during the cleaning (http://sol.sapo.pt/inicio/Sociedade/Interior.aspx?content_id=51672).

Although occupying buildings is far from being a common practice in Portugal and the occupiers remain a small group, there is broad support of the idea of occupation amongst the Portuguese activist groups. Not only the idea of creating self-organised spaces is welcomed. The occupations once again raised awareness and indignation about the vast amount of empty houses in decay. Even though neither São Lazaro 94 nor Fontinha were occupied for people to live there, they have brought the idea of a right to housing back on the list of important issues of various movements. Political occupations in Portugal, however, remain rare exceptions.