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Lecture: Populism and CIvil Society in Europe

The CINEFOGO Network of excellence organizes in partnership with the Center for International Studies in Citizenship, Democratic Participation and Civil Society a lecture on populism and civil society in Europe the 18th of November 2008 at Roskilde University, Denmark.

18 November 2008 - 18 November 2008

About the lecturer:
Carlo Ruzza is Professor in Sociology at Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, From January 2009, professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester, UK. Ruzza has a M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Recent research focuses on European social movements, and on the cultural implications of the interchange between civil society organizations and decision-makers, particularly at EU level. He also works on other social movements and on right-wing populist parties and movements. He has recently completed two large EU projects. Partner in the EU-projects entitled ‘Civil Society and European Governance’ (CIVGOV) and ‘The European Dilemma: Institutional Patterns and Politics of 'Racial' Discrimination’ for which several publications have also been planned.

Source web: CINEFOGO
CINEFOGO is an acronym for Network of Excellence “Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe – the Making of European Citizenship”. CINEFOGO aims at enhancing the understanding of social and democratic processes, citizenship and democratic participation in Europe. It seeks to provide knowledge about civil society, citizenship and social protection, nourish a public debate on governance and strengthen intellectual co-operation. To learn more on CINEFOGO, visit or send an e-mail to The CINEFOGO Network of Excellence is supported by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme, Priority 7: New Forms of Citizenship and Cultural Identities of the European Union.

Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University The Center for International Studies in Citizenship, Democratic Participation, and Civil Society (CIPACI) aims at strengthening research into the social and democratic processes that are involved in defining citizenship rights, enhancing active participation, and organizing democratic interaction between civil society organizations and state at local, regional, national and global levels.