Observatory of Social Conflict

The Observatory of Social Conflict  (OSC)

The OSC is an observatory of conflict created within the ICCS research group (Research on Social Change and Conflict) of the University of Barcelona. Its stable team comprises students, researchers and professors currently working in the field of social science (sociology and political science). Its goal is to develop basic research on the main questions posed by contemporary conflict episodes. The Observatory offers all types of public (students, professionals and general public interested in the subject) a variety of documents, such as scholarly articles, Master Degree and PhD thesis and several sorts of primary sources, in accessible formats and nonprofit.

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Beyond smart crowds. The media effect of citizen mobilizations around the peace agreements in Colombia

By Andrés Charry Joya, member of the OSC Stable Team

 

An analysis of the impact on Colombia's peace agreement of citizen mobilizations demanding a definitive peace.

Read the full article in Uniandes Journals (01/01/2020)

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By Jaime Pastor, member of the OSC Stable Team

 

We now find ourselves at a turning point unprecedented in our contemporary history and, especially, in the history of a globalized capitalism imposed upon us as the only possible system. For now the time has come to challange it with more overwhelming reasons.

Read the full article in Tribuna Viento Sur (27/03/2020)

What's New

Paper reception for 2019 Yearbook is open until 15 January 2021

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Journal Clivatge #8 (2020) is out

Check it out here

 

Conflict Yearbook 2018  Special Issue on the Mapuche Conflict in Chile

Check it out here

 

Noam Chomsky on the Covid-19 Crisis

 

Noam Chomsky: Coronavirus - What is at stake? | DiEM25 TV

 

 

The OSC recommends:

Dinámica sociopolítica del conflicto y la violencia en territorio mapuche, by Nicolás Rojas (OSC member) and Omar Miranda

Check it out here

 

OSC Interview with Silvia Federici, by Víctor Ginesta

Check it out here

 

 

The OSC recommends:

La forma social de la protesta en Euskal Herria, 1980-2013, by Arkaitz Letamendia, PhD Thesis, University of the Basque Country

Check it out here

 

The OSC recommends this new video by Massimo Modonesi & Diego Asebey: "Movimientos sociales y políticos en México: un panorama (2000-2015)"

Click here to watch the video

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On Social Conflict

To all those interested in gaining insight into social conflict, the OCS offers a selection of key writings produced by renowned specialists in the subject; a selection destined to both students of social conflict and the general public. Many of the selected writings may be downloaded directly from our website. Moreover, the OCS remains up-to-date about the latest progress in the understanding of conflict in order to timely incorporate it into our text selection.

The line it is drawn

The curse it is cast

The slow one now

Will later be fast

As the present now

Will later be past

The order is

Rapidly fading

And the first one now

Will later be last

For the times they are a-changin'

 

Bob Dylan - "The times they are a-changing", 1963

Periodical Publications by the OSC
Social Conflict Yearbook
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The Social Conflict Yearbook keeps a record of the main social conflicts taking place throughout the year and, at the same time, it provides deeper insight into a selection of episodes. On such episodes, the Yearbook includes not only substantive information but also analyses carried out by the stable team at the Observatory or by external experts specifically invited for that purpose.

Clivatge. Journal of Studies on Social Conflict and Change
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The online journal of the OSC publishes selected and revised articles coming from the annual call for contributions issued by the Observatory. Occasionally, it also includes some of the analyses produced by its team of stable members or by the experts who take part in the organized events, as well as those generated by the activities of the Academic Innovation Group established within the ICCS (University of Barcelona, Degree in Sociology & Master in Sociological Research).

The OSC publications are available on the following publishing platforms:

Silvia Federici

Parts 1 & 2

Josep Maria Álvarez (UGT Catalonia)

Parts 1 & 2

Just Casas (CNT Terrassa)

Parts 1 & 2

Joan C. Gallego (CC.OO. Catalonia)

OSC Interviews
Other Recommended Videos

Contact Us

Observatori del Conflicte Social

Email: occscontacto@gmail.com, mtbretones@ub.edu

Barcelona, Spain

OSC Collaborators

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