Prof. Donatella della Porta


Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit


Donatella della Porta, professor of sociology directing the Centre on Social Movement Studies at the European University Institute Florence, was a guest of the WZB research unit Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions from 01 October to 30 November 2010. Her research on social movements, terrorism, political violence, and public order policing is of high international renown. Professor della Porta's work at the WZB dealt in particular with transnationalism and global justice.

As a guest researcher of the project group Civil Engagement in 2013, she worked on her new major project Mobilizing for Democracy, financed by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. First results of that projects are forthcoming in "Can democracy be saved?" (Polity, 2013) and "Clandestine Political Violence" (Cambridge University Press, 2013).