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“Enough!” – Dispatches from researchers studying Europe’s exploding social movements

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Enough! – Editor’s Note

Casiana Ionita and Saygun Gokariksel introduce CritCom’s “Enough!” feature on Europe’s exploding social movements.

tab2-BaumgartenAnti-Austerity Protests in Portugal

Britta Baumgarten describes the nature and scope of Portuguese anti-austerity protests at the height of the euro crisis.

tab3-Uba(Mis)Understanding Recent Protests: The Example of the Husby Riots in Sweden
Katrin Uba discusses the meaning and importance of the 2013 riots in a Stockholm suburb.

tab4-IvanchevaThe Bulgarian Wave of Protests, 2012-2013
Mariya Ivancheva explains the uniqueness of Bulgaria’s protest wave in the wake of anti-neoliberal mobilizations.
tab5-PoenaruRomanian Protests: From the Love of Democracy to the Hatred of Politics
Florin Poenaru discusses the motivations and resentments that precipitated Romanian political protests in early 2012.
tab6-KuymuluFrom ‘Urban Renewal’ to ‘Urban Uprising’ and Back Again: The Gezi Protests Amid ‘Economic Growth’
Mehmet Barış Kuymulu examines the precipitating causes for Turkey’s much discussed Gezi Protests.
Challenges of Researching the Indignants (Aganaktismenoi) of Athens, Greece, Online
John Karamichas outlines the methodological challenges of doing online research about Greek austerity protesters. 

tab8-GanevThe Summer of Bulgarian Discontent
Venelin Ganev explores the issues behind the eruption of Bulgarian discontent with their political system in 2013.

tab9-VasalloAn Unconventional Routine: Protest Movements in France
Francesca Vassallo helps us understand the unique and often unconventional patterns of social protest in France.

The Slovenian Popular Uprising within the European Crisis
Gal Kirn explores the mass social protests that spread across Slovenia in 2012, starting in the city of Maribor.

tab11-PostillWe are the 1 Percent: Rethinking Elites as Protest Participants
John Postill asks how we should approach and understand elites and state agents when studying social protests.
tab12-MorabitoThe French Spring of la Manif pour tous: Conservative Protests Against Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption in France
Léa Morabito examines a the wave of French protests against same-sex marriage and adoption.
tab13-ZamboniPre-Occupied and Dis-Occupied: Italian Movements and the Challenges of Anti-Austerity Protests
Lorenzo Zamponi explains why the common perception that Italy had no anti-austerity protests exists and why it is far from the reality.
tab14-Ellialti“Resist with Tenacity, Not with Swear Words”: Feminist Interventions in the Gezi Park Protests
Tuğçe Ellialtı discusses the role of women and women’s issues in Turkey’s Gezi Park protests.
tab15-BieberThe New Tragedy of the Commons
Florian Bieber examines the similarities and differences in how we should understand social protest in eastern and western Europe.
A Tale of Two Protests
In this special CritCom Photo Essay, Kristen Ghodsee explores recent social protests in Bulgaria. 
tab17-OnuchThe Puzzle of Mass Mobilization: Conducting Protest Research in Ukraine, 20014-2014
Olga Onuch explores the role of “ordinary” Ukrainians in a decade’s worth of Ukrainian social protests.
tab18-BernburgFinancial Crisis and Protest in Iceland, October 2008-January 2009
Jón Gunnar Bernburg examines the 2008 social protests in Iceland that erupted in the wake of the financial crisis.
tab19-TrottResearch and the Riots: Politics and England’s 2011 Urban Uprisings
Ben Trott examines the political situation that surrounded and precipitated Englands 2011 urban riots.
tab21-TaylorStruggles In and Over Public Space: Hungarian Heritage as a Homeless Free Zone
Mary Taylor discusses the struggle that erupted in Hungary when the government declared heritage sites to be “homeless free” zones.


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