Date: 28 January 2016, 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Lecture Hall A, Garystraße 55 (U Thielplatz)

Protest campaigns linked to episodes of democratization are often described as sudden: surprise, excitement, and innovation are terms often used to describe eventful democratization, as times are perceived as exceptional. Della Porta suggests that one major transformation during those events is what we can conceptualize as time intensification. She will discuss the impact of relational processes of time intensification and then time normalization through the analysis of activists’ perception of time.

Donatella della Porta is professor of Political Science at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence. She is the Dean of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences and directs the Center on Social Movement Studies.

Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, FU Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Jochen Roose, Professor for Social Sciences at the University of Wroclaw and researcher at the Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies, Berlin.

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