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Politics and Power After the 2017 Bundestag Election

Eric Langenbacher

Although it has not been that long since the articles of the previous special issue devoted to the 2017 Bundestag election and its aftermath have been published, the political situation in Germany appears to have stabilized. After almost six

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Mainstream: The Front National and the 2014 Municipal Elections in France The March 2014 municipal elections in France confirmed the electoral effectiveness of the Front national’s (FN) strategic reorientation under Marine Le Pen by validating the party

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Support for a Populist Government in Poland

A Few Notes about Its Economic and Cultural Divides

Michał Gulczyński

successful in gaining support and, for the moment, remains in power, one cannot forget that the support for liberal opposition parties has not been much smaller. In the last parliamentary elections, they received more votes than PiS, and President Andrzej

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Alena Minchenia

analyze the Belarusian opposition in connection to elections (Ash 2015; Bedford 2017 ; Nikolayenko 2015 , 2017 ; Silitski 2012 , 2015 ) and consequently deal with the electoral protests (e.g., Korosteleva 2009 ; Navumau 2016 ). As elections are

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The Modernity of Political Representation

Its Innovative Thrust and Transnational Semantic Transfers during the Sattelzeit (Eighteenth to Nineteenth Centuries)

Samuel Hayat and José María Rosales

Representation is a major and multifaceted concept of modern politics. Through open and regular elections, it shields the democratic character of representative governments, compelling politicians to pursue the interests of their constituencies and

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Sarah Wiliarty and Louise K. Davidson-Schmich

analysis indicates that the AfD's election increased popular hostility to admitting further refugees and immigrants, but it did not translate into support for stricter cultural assimilation policies. Her findings also reveal how close the AfD came to

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Oded Haklai and Adia Mendelson-Maoz

political situation. Four elections in two years deepened the mistrust of Israeli citizens in national institutions and exposed a culture of raucous political discourse. Following the March 2021 election, a new government was established, involving the

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Yoram Peri and Paul L. Scham

Germany and in Israel, and the difference in the response to them indicates how serious the Israeli case appears to be. In the German state of Thuringia, the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Free Democrats (the Liberals) lost their majority in an election

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Paul L. Scham and Yoram Peri

The increased number of Knesset elections in Israel during the last two years means that once again a new issue of our journal will reach you shortly after the elections while the manuscript goes to press several weeks before voters go to the

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The Prospects for Socialist Politics in South Africa

Global and Domestic Trends Following the Failed SRWP Experiment

Giovanni Poggi and Ongama Mtimka

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) finally put its resolution to form a workers’ party to the test in December 2018 and contested the country's sixth national election during the 2019 national general election period