Lecture by Donatella della Porta: Time intensity and eventful protests

Date: 28 January 2016, 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Lecture Hall A, Garystraße 55  (U Thielplatz)

Protests at Tahrir Square, January 2011 (Photo: Al Jazeera English, cc-by-sa)

Protests at Tahrir Square, January 2011 (Photo: Al Jazeera English, cc-by-sa)

Protest campaigns linked to episodes of democratization are often described as
sudden: surprise, excitement, and innovation are terms often used to describe
eventful democratization, as times are perceived as exceptional. Della Porta
suggests that one major transformation during those events is what we can
conceptualize as time intensification. She will discuss the impact of relational
processes of time intensification and then time normalization through the analysis
of activists’ perception of time.

Donatella della Porta  is professor of Political Science at the Scuola Normale
Superiore in Florence. She is the Dean of the Institute of Humanities and Social
Sciences and directs the Center on Social Movement Studies.

Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders,  Director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, FU Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Jochen Roose, Professor for Social Sciences at the University of Wroclaw and researcher at the Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies, Berlin.

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