Donatella della Porta is Professor of Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (on leave of absence) and Professor of Sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute. In 2011, she was awarded the Mattei Dogan Prize for distinguished achievements in the field of political sociology. Her main fields of research are social movements, the policing of public order, participatory democracy, and political corruption. Among her very recent publications are: Mobilizing for Democracy. Comparing 1989 and 2011 (Oxford University Press 2014); Can Democracy be Saved? (Polity Press 2013); Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social and Political Movements (edited with D. Snow, B. Klandermans, and D. McAdam, Blackwell 2013); Clandestine Political Violence (Cambridge University Press 2013); Mobilizing on the Extreme Right (with M. Caiani and C. Wagemann, Oxford University Press 2012); Meeting Democracy (co-edited with D. Rucht, Cambridge University Press 2012).