Call for Papers

Plenary sessions will be arranged to explore two compelling questions: How do the current challenges to democratic institutions affect nonviolent resistance and social movement mobilization? And what can we learn from other democracies in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, and elsewhere? Open sessions will, as usual, cover a wide range of topics in our field, and will be organized thematically depending on submissions. To reserve your place, submit an abstract and formally register by the deadline, and commit to a completed paper by the conference. Our vision is an informal and friendly space for researchers in the social movements/contentious politics field to gather annually and discuss their work.

  • Strategies of nonviolent resistance
  • Trends in social movement theory
  • The analysis of contemporary movements
  • Social media and digital technologies
  • Tactical variation and movement outcomes
  • Crossnational and historical analysis of protest movements
  • Collective identity and identity movements
  • State social control and surveillance
  • And more, depending on submissions

Abstracts are due March 1, 2021.

You are welcome to contact Mobilization’s publication office directly if you have any questions: Mobilization.Quarterly@sdsu.edu