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Mobs, memes and movements: Movements and parties

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 13 June 2019

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As part of the Mobs, Memes and Movements reading group series, organised by the Sociology and Social Theory Research Group, this lunchtime session discusses the radical right’s organisational boundaries and mobilisation processes.

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Sociology and Social Theory Research Group


SSRU seminar room
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
18 Woburn Square

The reading group will discuss Michael Minkenberg (2018)'s Between party and movement: conceptual and empirical considerations of the radical right’s organisational boundaries and mobilisation processes - European Societies.

Download all reading material for the reading group series (PDFs in a zip folder).

Mobs, Memes and Movements series 

Mobs, Memes and Movements is a series of reading groups and lectures examining the new social movements of the Trump and Brexit era. From #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, to the 'gillet jaunes' and various forms of populism, the political landscape of the 2010s is evolving rapidly.

How can we, as activists and observers, hope to make sense of these changes? What theoretical tools and empirical strategies do we need? How do these changes unsettle traditional distinctions between parties and movements, left and right, collective and individual action?

This series is organised by the Sociology and Social Theory Research Group.

Other reading groups in the series 


This reading group is free and open for all to join; no pre-booking required.


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