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Lorenzo Bosi is a research fellow at the European University Institute. His main research interests are social movements and political violence. He has published in several refereed journals: Critique internationale, Historical Sociology, Mobilization, Partecipazione e conflitto, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change, Ricerche di storia politica, and the Sixties. He is working on a book about the Northern Ireland civil rights movement.

Glenn D. Deane is professor of sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY. He is coeditor of Navigating Time and Space in Population Studies (2011), and his current research includes modeling the relationship among population and environment, multiple race identifications, and intrafamily dynamics.

Donatella della Porta is professor of sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute. She has directed the Demos project devoted to the analysis of conceptions and practices of democracy in social movements in six European countries. She is now starting a major European Research Council project, “Mobilizing for Democracy,” on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. Her publications include Another Europe (2009); Democracy in Social Movements (2009); Social Movements and Europeanization, with M. Caiani (2009); The Hidden Order of Corruption, with A. Vannucci (2012); Meeting Democracy, with D. Rucht (2012); Mobilizing on the Extreme Right, with M. Caiani and C. Wagemann (2012); and Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences, with M. Keating (forthcoming). In 2011 she received the Mattei Dogan Prize for distinguished achievements in political sociology.

Chares Demetriou is Marie Curie Fellow at the School of Politics, International Studies, and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast. He has published articles on various topics in political sociology and theory, including “Processual Comparative Sociology: Building on the Approach of Charles Tilly,” Sociological Theory 30 (1) (2012). He is working on two books: one [End Page 447] compares the legitimization of political violence in Ireland and Cyprus; the other (written with Eitan Alimi and Lorenzo Bosi) compares processes of radicalization.

Julia Eckert is professor of social anthropology at the University of Bern. She works on questions of legal anthropology, conflict theory, the anthropology of the state, and social movements. Her work on a Hindu nationalist movement in India resulted in her book The Charisma of Direct Action (2003). She has also conducted research in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Her forthcoming edited volume Law against the State: Ethnographic Forays into Law’s Transformations explores the transnationalization of legal norms, and she is writing another book on the police in Mumbai that focuses on everyday conflicts over norms of justice, citizenship, and authority.

Myron P. Gutmann is assistant director for the social, behavioral, and economic sciences at the US National Science Foundation and professor of history and information at the University of Michigan. His historical research spans topics in demographic, economic, social, and environmental history, and his most recent publication is the coedited volume Navigating Time and Space in Population Studies (2011).

Heinz-Gerhard Haupt is professor of history at the University of Bielefeld and professor of comparative history of Europe at the European University Institute. His most recent publication is Gewalt und Politik im Europa des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts (2012). He is also coeditor of the following works: with Klaus Weinhauer and Jörg Requate, Terrorismus in der Bundesrepublik: Medien, Staat und Subkulturen in den 1970er Jahren (2006); with Robert Gerwarth, “Terrorism in Twentieth-Century Europe: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives,” special issue of Revue européenne d’histoire 14 (3) (2007); with Neithard Bulst and Ingrid Gilcher-Holthey, Gewalt im politischen Raum: Fallanalysen vom Spätmittelalter bis ins 20. Jahrhundert (2008); and with Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Stefan Malthaner, and Andrea Kirschner, Control of Violence: Historical and International Perspectives on Violence in Modern Societies (2011).

Emily Merchant is a research area specialist at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research and a PhD candidate in the Department [End Page 448] of History at the University of Michigan. She is coeditor of Navigating Time and Space in Population Studies (2011), and her current research examines the history of global population projection in the twentieth century.

Sara M. Pullum-Piñón is an independent scholar based in Portland, Oregon. Her unpublished dissertation...


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