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European Democracy after COVID-19

Ulrike Guérot and Michael Hunklinger

In spring 2020, Europe was struck by a virus. COVID-19 has paralyzed the European Union and the political turning point of the COVID-19 crisis will drag on Europe—on the EU—for a long time to come. The EU displayed a bad picture, at least in the

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Legacies of Leadership

Assessing Angela Merkel's Role in Foreign Relations and the European Union through a Gender-Sensitive Lens

Christiane Lemke

European Union. After the enlargement of the EU from 16 to 28 member states in the past two decades, several crises have challenged the course and coherence of the Union. Three of these crises will serve as case studies to examine the scope and style of

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Pandemic Politics in the Federal Republic

A Familiar Pattern?

David F. Patton

external shocks had also reshaped domestic politics in the Federal Republic: the August 2002 flooding of the Elbe; the 2008–2009 global financial crisis; the European Union's sovereign debt crisis; and the European refugee influx of 2015–2016. This

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Climate Change

Expressions of Global Ecological and Societal Misbalances

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

segment: Germany: 7.7 mgt; South Africa: 7.7 mgt; China: 7.4 mgt.; and the European Union as a whole 5.4 mgt Lowest segment: Brazil: 2.2 mgt; India 1.8 mgt; Pakistan: 1.1 mgt. With the traditional presentations, the United States, India, China, and

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Living the Dream or Surviving a Nightmare?

Cody Rodriguez

-long struggle of people trying to survive the nightmare by living the so-called dream. Today, across the United Kingdom and European Union, it seems as though many are embarking on the journey of vanlife. This uptick in vanlife members is due to the increasing

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The Case of Germany

Civil Society and Civic Activism in the Pandemic

Susann Worschech

Germany, this represents an infection rate of 5 percent and a death rate of 2.24 percent ( Figure 1 ). 1 Compared to other European countries (the infection rate was about 7.4 percent across the European Union [EU]) and also worldwide, the average

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Mainstreaming the Radical Right?

The Ambiguous Populism of the COVID-19 Street Protests in Germany

Michael Neuber

highlights of this development, such as the election of Donald Trump and the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union (Brexit), were shocking for many. And still another major crisis joined the scene with the declaration of a global pandemic in 2020

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Museums and the Pandemic, One Year On

Some Reflections on Academic Resilience

Joanna Cobley

re-thought course delivery and the way they conducted research. Pieter works at a university in a European Union member country. In mid-May 2021, I emailed and asked if he would be interested in joining an edited book project. In his long and careful

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Technological Inequality and Social Exclusion of Older People during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Anna Tsetoura

, A. 2015 . “ The Role of Fundamental Social Rights Vis-À-Vis the Economic Policies in the European Union . The Impact on National Affairs.” [In Greek.] Social Security Law Review April–May–June: 283 – 367 . Tsetoura , A. 2022 . “ The Focus

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The Case of Italy

The Societal Impact of COVID-19 in a Fragmented Society

Jan Martin Rossi

Italy was among the first countries in the European Union (EU) where the presence of COVID-19 became apparent. On 9 March, the Italian government became the first in Europe to announce an unprecedented national lockdown, effectively paralyzing the