CfP_PaCo – “Bridging Social Movement Studies between Global North and South”

PARTECIPAZIONE E CONFLITTO – Special Issue 14(3):2021
Bridging Social Movement Studies between Global North and South
(Special issue dedicated to Britta Baumgarten, 1975-2018)

Guest Editors:
Guya Accornero, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal
Breno Bringel, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


This special issue aims to strengthen a truly global dialogue between conceptual perspectives, approaches and fields in the Global North and South around social movements, resistance, and alternative forms of participation. Theoretical proposals based on empirical cases and/or reflections, as well case studies are welcome, especially focusing on:
–  Global perspectives in social movement studies;
– National and regional traditions in social movement research;
– New theoretical and epistemological discussions on conflict, participation, and social movements, particularly
from or dialoguing with ‘Southern perspectives’;
– Southern challenges to established social movement studies;
– Entanglements and bridges between Northern and Southern social movement epistemologies, experiences and s
social/political practices;
– The spatial-temporal dimension of social movements and the differences between their Northern and Southern
– Transnational arenas, spaces of convergence and social networks connecting North and South;
– Methodological concerns and potential innovations for social movement research between north and south.

Publication Schedule:

  • Submission of long abstracts: 1 September 2020
  • Communication of decision: November 2020
  • Submission of full articles: January 2021
  • Internal feedback: March 2021
  • Resubmission: May 2021
  • External peer-reviewed feedback: June 2021
  • Submission of revised papers: September 2021
  • Publication of the special issue: November 2021

*Articles should be no longer than 8,000 words, including notes and references. A maximum of 10 articles will be published.

SEE THE FULL CfP on the PaCo website.