Politics from below: A Global Perspective

Online Discussion | 28 January 2021 | 1 pm (CET)

This roundtable brings together four internationally renowned scholars of social mobilisation. They will discuss local, regional and global perspectives on the politics from below, focusing on the actors and strategies of mobilisation, the issues and emotions at stake, the linkages between different protests, political responses to protests, and the effects of mobilization. How distinctive or interconnected are contemporary cases of mobilisation from below? Is mobilization in the wider region of Eastern Europe comparable to mobilization in other regions? What surprises us about recent cases of mobilization and requires further research?

Graeme Robertson
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Karolina Wigura (University of Warsaw)
Olga Onuch (University of Manchester)
Richard Youngs (Carnegie Europe)

Chair: Gwendolyn Sasse (ZOiS)