Centre de recherche sur les politiques et le développement social
Université de Montréal
February 21-22, 2013
This conference aims at bringing together scholars who have conducted research and field work during the recent wave of public square occupations (cf. the “Indignados” and the Occupy Movement) and anti-austerity protests in Europe and North America. We want to situate this wave of protests with respect to the global justice movement of the late 1990s and early 2000s, understand its dynamic by looking at its embeddeness in varieties of local and national histories, and put it in the contemporary context of worldwide struggles against austerity. The goal is to contrast and compare these mobilizations and contentious episodes in order to produce an edited volume in English.
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