Coll., Dossier “Ten years of PACO”, The Open Journal of Socio-Political Studies, vol. 11, n°3, 2018


Tenth Anniversary Edition of Partecipazione e Conflitto., Alice Mattoni, Louisa Parks, Luca Raffini, 607-613

Special Issue

Challenges of the Anti-Trump Movement, Sidney Tarrow, David S. Meyer, 614-645

The Political Impact of Social Insecurity in France, Nonna Mayer, 646-691

The ‘Missing Conflict’ of the Sabarmati Riverfront. Authoritarian Governance, Neoliberalism and Water in Ahmedabad, India, Gloria Pessina, 692-716

Global Rights and Local Struggles. The case of the ILO Convention n.189 on domestic work, Daniela Cherubini, Giulia Garofalo Geymonat, Sabrina Marchetti, 717-742

What We Talk about When We Talk about ‘Local’ Participation in International Biodiversity Law. The Changing Scope of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities’ Participation under the Convention on Biological Diversity, Louisa Parks, Mika Schröder, 743-785

Everyday Identity Change. Convergences and Challenges, Achievements and Agendas of Recent Research, Jennifer Todd, 786-812

Open Section

Categorizing Collective Capabilities, Francesca Rosignoli, 813-837

Awakening the Sleeping Giant? The Euro Crisis and EU Issue Voting in Germany, Luca Carrieri, 838-864

The Italian Animal Advocacy Archipelago and the Four Animalisms, Niccolò Bertuzzi, 865-890

Book Reviews

Dominique Lorrain and Franck Poupeau (2016), Water Regimes: Beyond the Public and Private Sector, New York: Routledge, Vanessa Mascia Turri, 891-899

Swianiewicz, P. and Teles, F. (eds., 2018), Intermunicipal Cooperation in Europe. Institutions and Governance, New York, NY, Palgrave Macmillan., Matteo Bocchino, 900-919

Marino, S., Roosblad, J., & Penninx, R. (Eds., 2017), Trade Unions and Migrant Workers: New Contexts and Challenges in Europe, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing., Carlotta Benvegnù, 920-925

Marcos Ancelovici, Pascale Dufour and Héloïse Nez (eds., 2016), Street Politics in the Age of Austerity: From the Indignados to Occupy, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016., Raffaele Bazurli

PARTECIPAZIONE E CONFLITTO [Participation and Conflict] was created in 2008, the first journal in Italy to specialize in work analyzing political and social participation. The journal was to be open to interdisciplinary work, internationally oriented, and founded on rigorous criteria for review. 10 years later in 2018, we believe we have respected that aim. In Italy, PaCo is a touchstone for work on contentious politics, political participation and grassroots mobilization in Europe, and is steadily becoming more and more international.

In the introduction to our first issue we described the journal as “an ambitious project born of the need to create an autonomous arena for debate dedicated to the study of the dynamics of transformation of contemporary political systems, with a specific focus on the analysis of participation and the political and social conflicts that characterize this. A journal not only about participation, but about political and social studies that place aspects of participation at their core, in all their intrinsic ambivalences, in their constitutive link to the dynamics of conflict”. We invited research and studies that focused on the transformations of politics and its principal actors: parties, interest groups, trade unions, social movements, associations, sub-cultural and counter-cultural communities, citizens’ committees and other forms of more or less formally organized actors “from below”. We sought work that investigated the processes of democratization and new forms of democratic participation in a participatory vein, but also on the ways in which spaces for collective action were being squeezed, and dynamics of identity closure; on spaces opening up or closing down, on new forms of governance at local, national or supranational level, without forgetting those forms of participation and conflict that challenge, in more or less radical ways, the political, social, economic and cultural foundations of contemporary societies.