Changing Democracies in an Unequal World

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Alexiou Aristea, Francesca Cubeddu, Marco Damiani, Dmitry Ivanov, Vito Marcelletti, Luca Massidda, Andrea Millefiorini, Tatiana Sidorina, George O. Tsobanoglu, Nataliya Velikaya
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pp. 206,      1a edizione  2020   (Codice editore 11520.10)

Changing Democracies in an Unequal World
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In breve

The Covid 19 pandemic has fueled an international debate on whether the world will be different, more equal, or if it will stay the same after this crisis.  The pandemic has hit a world where inequalities where already high under every respect: economic, social, political, geographical and of course also from a gender perspective. A globalized world of economic and political superpowers where nation-state politics as well as civic communities were trying to reorganize themselves in order to find their voice. Today, we wonder how the pandemic will affect these inequalities and the fiber of democracy itself.

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The Covid 19 pandemic has, among other things, fueled an international debate on whether the world will be different, more equal, or if it will stay the same after this crisis. It has raised questions on the role of the State, on the weight of the political sphere in an era when political power seemed to be losing the battle with the economic power. It has put globalization to question due to the risks derived from frequent travels and open borders on the one hand and from the restructuring of the strategies of international alliances on the other. It has implicitly evidenced that countries are not only made by individuals fiercely competing with each other on the basis of their own individual merits but that they are societies, made of people who form a community that will have more chances of overcoming a crisis if the state and its political institutions manage to organize and mediate the response to their legitimate (in this case actually vital) interests. But the pandemic has hit a world where inequalities where already high under every respect: economic, social, political, geographical and of course also from a gender perspective. A globalized world of economic and political superpowers where nation-state politics as well as civic communities were trying to reorganize themselves in order to find their voice. Today, we wonder how the pandemic will affect these inequalities and the fiber of democracy itself.

Flaminia Saccà is Full Professor of Political Sociology at Tuscia University, Italy; President of the International Sociological Association - Research Committee Sociotechnics - Sociological Practices (ISA-RC26); Head of various research projects mainly on the changes of the political sphere and on the social representation of gender violence. Her many publications reflect her research interests.

Indice

Flaminia Saccà, Changing Democracies in an Unequal World
(Introduction; Widening the Gap; Inequalities Strike at Different Levels: Economic, Geographical, Social, Gender, Political; Concluding Remarks; References)
Michele Negri, Self-Defeating Prophecies and Counter-Intuitive Phenomena Concerning Security and Politics at the Time of Pandemic
(Unexpected and contradictory effects of prophecy; Self-defeating prophecies at the time of the Sars-Covid-19 pandemic; Citizens and science; The public relationship between science and politics in times of pandemic; Concluding remarks; References)
Luca Massidda, Technology is Not Neutral. Power Dynamics and Political Communication in the Social Media Era
(Selfie-politics is not a self-sufficient politics; The affinity between social media and populism; The relation between digital public sphere and democracy; References)
Donatella Selva, Leaders and Emotions in Post-Representative Democracies
(The emotional turn; Leadership and emotions: between qualities and performance; Hyper-leaders, populism and social media emotionality; A research agenda; References)
Rosalba Belmonte, Marco Damiani, The Depoliticization of Immigration. Youngsters and Immigrants in Perugia
(The social dimension of immigration; Theoretical framework; Empirical research; Conclusions; References)
Andrea Millefiorini, Vito Marcelletti, Francesca Cubeddu, From Political Participation to Civic Participation. The case of "Tutti per Roma" ("All for Rome")
(Introduction; Short history of the movement and its organizational structure; Civic activism as "Beruf". Political and sociological outputs from the semi-structured interviews with the female leaders and some members of the coordination group of "Tutti per Roma, Roma per tutti"; Quantitative research; Final considerations and conclusions; References)
Nataliya M. Velikaya, Party System of Modern Russia: Institutional Frames and Public Legitimization
(Introduction; Parties and the new authoritarianism; Conclusion; References)
Tatiana Yurievna Sidorina, At the Threshold of Production of the Future: New Actors in the Labour Market, New Social Perspectives
(Introduction; Materials and methods; Paid public labour, practices of solidarism and communalism; The model of new labour and a new lifestyle; What happens in Russia in conditions to the growing certainty in labour?; Discussion; References)
Dmitry Ivanov, Post-Globalization, Post-Virtualization, and New Inequalities
(Introduction; Post-globalization and new spatial inequalities; Post-virtualization and temporalization of inequality; Glam-capitalism impact on stratification; Temporalization of inequality; Concluding remarks; References)
Alexiou Aristea, George O. Tsobanoglu, Citizens Participation and Sustainable Local Development in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece
(Preamble; Introduction; Participation in Community Building; Research Methodology; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; References).