‘Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders (…) Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. ‘
This project brings together scholars interested in the diverse phenomena that fall under the header of contentious politics, such as mass mobilization, organizing for change, democratic innovation, technological activism and other challenges to conventional political institutions.
In order to better understand our societies and the role that dissent plays in these trajectories, we draw on transdisciplinary dialogue and deliberately engage scholars from across the social sciences and humanities, from philosophy, anthropology and sociology to political science, human geography and political ecology. It is our intention to build a community of scholars and activists that share these interests and to help them network and learn from each other’s work. In that sense the team presented here is fluid and hopefully ever growing, reflecting on the changing emphasis of this collective endeavour.
Danijela Dolenec is the principal investigator on the project Disobedient Democracy. She works as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science (UNIZG), teaching comparative politics, protest movements and social science methodology.More info
Ana Balković is a research assistant on the project Disobedient Democracy. She holds MA degrees in Political Science from Central European University, Budapest, and University of Zagreb.More info
Karlo has earned an MA degree in political science at the University of Zagreb. In addition to his academic work, since 2010 he has been active in peace activism and youth organizations.More info
Danijela Antičić Lović
Danijela Antičić Lović works as a project assistant on the project Disobedient Democracy within the Faculty's Research Office. She graduated in 2013 from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.More info
Head of Research Office
Miroslav Petrović is the Head of Research Office (RO) at the Faculty of political science – University of Zagreb and responsible for the financial management of the SNSF project. He holds an MSc degree in Political science, French and Spanish philology.More info
PEA coordinator for Spain
Eduardo Romanos coordinates PEA data collection in Spain for the project Disobedient Democracy. He currently works as a Ramón y Cajal Fellow in the Department of Sociology I (Social Change) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.More info
PEA coordinator for Portugal
Tiago Fernandes coordinates PEA data collection in Portugal for the project Disobedient Democracy. He is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Nova University (Lisbon) and the Varieties of Democracy Project Regional Manager.More info