November 1, 2019
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Haines 279

The Political Sociology and the Global South working group is pleased to announce our guest speaker:

Paul Almeida (Professor of Sociology, UC Merced): "The Micro Foundations of Subaltern Political Party Expansion in the Global South: A Theory of Social Movement Partyism" co-authored with Eugenio Sosa (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras), Allen Cordero Ulate (Universidad de Costa Rica), and Ricardo Argueta (Universidad de El Salvador).

Paul Almeida recently published Social Movements: The Structure of Collective Mobilization (University of California Press, 2019).

Almeida’s research centers on the efficacy of collective action at the local, national and global levels of social and political life.  He has empirically examined the timing and distribution of dozens of large-scale campaigns whereby ordinary citizens and excluded social groups mobilized to protect themselves from the loss of vital necessities such as health care, pensions, water services/utilities, environmental quality, and social citizenship rights. These studies are driven by a concern for explaining the conditions under which disadvantaged populations engage in defensive social movements to impede economic, environmental and political threats.