Recent relevant research publications by Team Members


Felipe G. Santos (2020) Social movements and the politics of care: empathy, solidarity and eviction blockades, Social Movement Studies, 19:2, 125-143, DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2019.1665504.

Mercea, D. (2020) Tying transnational activism to national protest: Facebook event pages in the 2017 Romanian #rezist demonstrations. New Media & Society, DOI: 10.1177/1461444820975725.

Mercea, D., Burean, T., Preoteasa V. (2020) Student participation and public Facebook communication: An exploration of demand and supply of political information in the Romanian #rezist demonstrations. International Journal of Communication, 14, 4136–4159 .

Mosca, L. (2020) Democratic vision and online participatory spaces in the Italian Movimento 5 Stelle, Acta Politica, 55, 1–18 . DOI: 10.1057/s41269-018-0096-y.


Goerres, A., Siewert, M. B., Wagemann, C. (2019) Internationally Comparative Research Designs in the Social Sciences: Fundamental Issues, Case Selection Logics, and Research Limitations. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, DOI: 10.1007/s11577-019-00600-2

Grote, J. R., Wagemann, C. eds. (2019). Social Movements and Organized Labour. Passions and Interests. Oxon and New York: Routledge.

Mercea, D., Levy, H. (2019) Cuing collective outcomes on Twitter: A qualitative reading of movement social learning. International Journal of Communication, 13, 5629–5651.

Mosca, L., Tronconi, F. (2019), Beyond left and right. The eclectic populism of the Five Star Movement. West European Politics, 42(6), 1258-1283. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2019.1596691.


Blatter, J., Langer, P.C., Wageman, C. (2018). Qualitative Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Behnke, J., Schnapp, K. U., Wagemann, C. and Blätte, A., eds. (2018). Computational Social Science: Die Analyse von Big Data. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Mercea, D., Yilmaz, K. (2018) Movement social learning on Twitter: The case of the People’s Assembly. The Sociological Review, 66(1), 20-40. DOI: 10.1177/0038026117710536.

Mercea, D. (2018) Transnational activism in support of national protest: Questions of identity and organization. Global Networks, 18(4), 543-563, DOI: 10.1111/glob.12179.

Mercea, D., Karatas, D., Bastos, M.T. (2018) Persistent activist communication in Occupy Gezi. Sociology, 52(5), 915-933, DOI: 10.1177/0038038517695061.

Neumayer, C., Rossi, L. (2018) Images of protest in social media: Struggle over visibility and visual narratives. New Media & Society, 20 (11), 4293-4310, DOI: 10.1177/1461444818770602.

Radaelli, C., Wagemann, C. (2018) What Did I Leave Out? Omitted Variables in Regression and Qualitative Comparative Analysis. European Political Science, DOI: 10.1057/s41304-017-0142-7.

Sampedro, V., Mosca, L. (2018) Digital Media, Contentious Politics and Party Systems in Italy and Spain. Javnost – The Public, 25 (1-2), 160-168. DOI: 10.1080/13183222.2018.1423959.

Tomini, L., Wagemann, C. (2018) Varieties of Contemporary Democratic Breakdown and Regression: A Comparative Analysis. European Journal of Political Research, 57(3), 687-716, DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12244.

Vaccari, C., Wagemann, C. (2018) Outsiders Looking In and Insiders Looking Out: A Comparative Study of Newspaper Coverage of Italian-German Relationships in the 2013 Elections. Contemporary Italian Politics, 10, 1: 76-95, DOI: 10.1080/23248823.2018.1435198.


della Porta, D, Kouki, H., Fernandez, J. and Mosca, L. (2017) Movement Parties Against Austerity. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Farkas, J., Neumayer, C. (2017) ‘Stop Fake Hate Profiles on Facebook’: Challenges for crowdsourced activism on social media. First Monday, 22 (9), DOI:

Moscal, L., Quaranta, M. (2017) Voting for Movement Parties in Southern Europe: The Role of Protest and Digital Information. South European Society and Politics, 22(4): 427–446, DOI: 10.1080/13608746.2017.1411980.


Burean, T., Barbus, A. (2016) The internal organization of the Romanian Political Parties. In K. Sobolewska-Myslik, B. Kosowska-Gastol and P. Borowiec (eds.) Organizational Structures of Political Parties in Central and Eastern European Countries. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 329-348.

Bastos, M. T., Mercea, D. (2016) Serial activists: Political Twitter beyond influentials and the Twittertariat. New Media and Society, 18(10), 2359-2378. DOI: 10.1177/1461444815584764.

Galis, V., Neumayer, C. (2016) Laying claim to social media by activists: a cyber-material detournement. Social Media + Society, 2 (3). DOI: 10.1177/2056305116664360.

Mercea, D. (2016) Civic Participation in Contentious Politics: The Digital Foreshadowing of Protest, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Mercea, D., Funk, A. (2016) The social media overture of the pan-European Stop-ACTA protest: An empirical examination of participatory coordination in connective action. Convergence, 22(3), 287-312. DOI: 10.1177/1354856514563663.

Mercea, D., Bastos, M. (2016) Being a serial transnational activist. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 21(2), 140-155. DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12150.

Mercea, D., Iannelli, L., Loader, B. (2016) Protest communication ecologies. Information, Communication and Society, 19(3), 279-289. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1109701.

Mosca, L. Quaranta, M. (2016) News diets, social media use and non-institutional participation in three communication ecologies: comparing Germany, Italy and the UK. Information, Communication & Society, 19(3), 325-345, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1105276.

Neumayer, C, Rossi, L. (2016) 15 years of protest and media technologies scholarship: A sociotechnical timeline. Social Media + Society, 2 (3), DOI: 10.1177/2056305116662180.

Neumayer, C., Rossi, L., Karlsson, B. (2016) Contested hashtags: Blockupy Frankfurt in social media, International Journal of Communication, 10, 5558-5579.

Neumayer, C., Svensson, J. (2016) Activism and radical politics in the digital age: Towards a typology. Convergence, 22 (2), 131-146, DOI: 10.1177/1354856514553395.

Neumayer, C. (2016) Nationalist and anti-fascist movements in social media. A. Bruns et al. (ed), The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics, London: Routledge, pp. 296-307.

Schneider, C. Q., Wagemann, C. (2016). Assessing ESA on What It Is Designed For: A Reply to Cooper and Glaesser. Field Methods 28 (3), 316-21, DOI: 10.1177/1525822X15598977.