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Save the Date: Lecture of Donatella della Porta on The Contentious Politics of big Infrastructural Projects, 3 March 2015

Venue: Center for Technology and Society, TU Berlin, Hardenbergstrasse 16-18 (Room 005)
Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 6 p.m.

More often than not, large infrastructure projects are met with protest and sometimes harsh resistance. From mega dams to power lines, from urban reconstruction to street and railway infrastructure – it is obvious that the social and political entanglements of such projects and their potential for conflict cannot be ignored.

Donatella della Porta provides an introduction to the contentious politics of big infrastructural projects. Based on research on the conflicts around the construction of a High-speed railway line through the Valle di Susa, a bridge on the Messina Street, as well as a military airport in Vicenza, she highlights the pathways through which infrastructural projects are politicized. Della Porta reconstructs the role project planners and political decision-makers play in contentious dynamics. Bridging diverse disciplines, she provides a model to understand the conflicts over infrastructural projects, their evolution and outcomes.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Donatella della Porta teaches political science at the Scuola Normale Superiore and sociology at the European University Institute in Florence, where she is the director of the Center on Social Movement Studies. Currently, she is a visiting fellow at the Center for Technology and Society at TU Berlin. During her visit, professor della Porta continues her comparative research on revolutionary protests in Eastern Europe and in Arab countries, which is funded by an ERC advanced grant. For her outstanding accomplishments, della Porta received the Stein Rokkan price, awarded by the European Consortium for Political Research. She has authored and edited numerous books. Among the most recent are: Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research (Oxford University Press, 2015), Mobilizing for Democracy. Comparing 1989 and 2011 (Oxford University Press, 2014), Can Democracy be Saved? (Polity Press, 2013), (With Dieter Rucht) Meeting Democracy. Power and Deliberation in Global Justice Movements (Cambridge University Press, 2013), (with Gianni Piazza) Voices of the Valley, Voices of the Straits. How Protest Creates Communities (Berghahn Books 2008)



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