openMovements: What is it?

23rd Nov 2016 | By | Category: Featured, openMovements


The openMovements platform is aimed at the general public by providing critical and empirically based articles on social movements and new expressions of social and cultural transformations. It covers not only events and phenomena that that strike mainstream media headlines but also those that discreetly transform daily life and/or politics at the local and global scales. Drawing on the extensive network of scholars of the International Sociological Association and beyond, it provides perspectives from the South and from the North of the planet.

For a detailed account of openMovements and it’s mission, see the editorial entitled “openMovements: social movements, global outlooks and public sociologists” by Breno Bringel and Geoffrey Pleyers.

The openMovements Editors are:

Breno Bringel, Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Social and Political Studies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Geoffrey Pleyers, FNRS researcher and Professor of Sociology at the Université de Louvain, Belgium
Armine Ishkanian, Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics, UK.

openMovements was launched in 2015 by RC47 in collaboration with During the first 18 months of its existence, openMovements published 105 articles. If you would like to contribute please follow our submission guidelines and send your article proposal to


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