Italian protest movements and their international dimension after 1968: a comparative historical approach

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Date :du mardi, 31 juillet 2012 à 12:00 au mardi, 31 juillet 2012 à 14:00

Date limite : mardi, 31 juillet 2012 à 23:00

Lieu :Padoue (Italie)

Lien : http://www.unipd.it/

Contact : valentine.lomellini..a..unipd.it

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Italian protest movements and their international dimension after 1968: a comparative historical approach CALL FOR PAPERS International workshop Department of Political Sciences, Law and International Studies Padua (Italy), 17-18 January 2013 Deadline: 31 July 2012

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CALL FOR PAPERS
International workshop
Department of Political Sciences, Law and International Studies
Padua (Italy), 17-18 January 2013
Deadline: 31 July 2012

Italian protest movements and their international dimension after 1968:
a comparative historical approach

The chair of History of Italian foreign policy - Department of Political
Sciences, Law and
International Studies (University of Padua) invite scholars to submit
research paper proposals
dealing with the International political culture of protest actors from
the late 1960s to the 1980s.
During the second half of the 1960s, among the younger generations –
especially in the Western
world – there appeared a growing consciousness of the dramatic changes
which were
characterizing the international situation, as well as of the economic
and social changes that had
shaped their countries. The protest movements in the US and in Western
Europe had as primary
targets of their activities, not only their own governments, but also
their foreign policies. The
protest against US involvement in Vietnam shaped the second half of the
1960s and the first half of
the 1970s and, although local Western Communist parties played an
important role in organizing
manifestations (e.g. pro North Vietnam campaigns), the impact was wider
and deeper than what
the Communist parties could achieve. Moreover the Vietnam war was not
the only international
issue which characterised the interest of the protest movements and
their initiatives involved
opposition to other forms of western “imperialism”, the activities
non-governmental bodies such
as the multinationals, the survival of fascist regimes in Europe (e.g.
Spain and Portugal) or the
creation of right-wing military regimes in Europe and in Latin America
(e.g. Greece and Chile),
neo-colonialism, etc.

Moreover some protest movements bordered or had some contacts with
minority groups which
advocated violent forms of “resistance” against “international
imperialism” and terrorist
organizations were active in various parts of the world and developed
some cooperation.
Last but not least, during the 1970s and the early 1980s, also as a
consequence of the economic
crisis and of the growing consciousness of the environmental problems
posed by previous
economic growth, protest movements began to focus their attention on
issues such as pollution,
the consequence of the exploitation of nuclear energy, etc.
New political actors emerged in the international arena, constituting a
watershed in terms of
political and cultural identities, as well as new ways to do politics.
The workshop aims at analysing the international political culture of
protest actors that emerged in
the period between the late 1960s and the early 1980s, focusing on the
Italian case but also on
European and non-European study cases, in a comparative perspective.
The initiative, pursued by the Department of Political Sciences, Law and
International Studies of
the University of Padua, is the second event of a wider project which
aims at networking junior
and senior scholars who are working on such a topic.

The network already includes scholars from the University of Bologna –
Forlì, the University of
Augsburg, the New York University, SciencesPo Paris, LUISS University
Rome and IMT Lucca,
Bruno Kessler Foundation Trento, Gramsci Institute Rome, European
University Institute Florence,
and the University of Padua.

The working languages will be English and Italian.

The Scientific Committee is committed to the publication of papers’
selection, based on scientific
criteria.

Applicants should submit to valentine.lomellini@unipd.it and
antonio.varsori@unipd.it by 31 July
2012, a single Word or PDF file containing 400-word (about 2000
characters) abstract of the
proposed research paper and a brief academic CV. Please, remember to
highlight your email
address on the top of your CV.

The file should be titled: “Your Name Padua workshop 2013”.

Notification of acceptance will be made by 15 September 2012.

Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers by 15
November 2012.
The Organization will provide lodging and meals at the conference;
within the limits of the
workshop budget will also meet traveling expenses.

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