Contemporary forms of protest in the Euro-Asian space: challenges for social science, psychology and humanities research
The events in Ukraine are only the most recent manifestations of a fundamentally new generation of protest movements which have taken shape in the last fifteen years. Given the sheer increase in visibility, they heavily influence national and international politics. The most visible of these new types of protest movements is the Salafi-jihadi movement, which has emerged not only in Western European states, but also in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
A second type is the new generation of right-wing extremism, which has also emerged in Eastern European countries, and has played a major role in the recent events in the Ukraine. Finally, social protest has occurred on a larger scale in the form of the so-called “color revolutions” in the Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan.
All these types of protest remain under-studied, especially in a comparative perspective.
This conference aims to focus the efforts of young researchers working on social movements, protest, and political violence from different disciplinary perspectives on the handling of empirical and theoretical challenges in this field: the similarities and differences between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ protest movements; the motivation of individual actors; and the impact of the socio-cultural and political context on the shape and manifestations of protest movements.
Furthermore, the conference aims to identify synergies and interdisciplinary approaches for future cooperation.
Young Researchers Group/Conference Committee:
Dr. Elena Kropatcheva, Dr. Daniela Pisoiu, Dr. Sebastian Schiek
Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, IFSH)
Klaus Michael Reininger, M.Sc.
University of Hamburg, Institute of Psychology
Dr. Anja Franke-Schwenk
Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Collegium Philosophicum
Science Forum Conference funded by the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg.
Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitk an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH) | Beim Schlump 83 | 20144 Hamburg | 2nd Floor
Registration with Ms. Reem Ahmed at: ahmed(at)ifsh.de