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Anja Kruke

From the beginning of the West German state, a lot of public opinion polling was done on the German question. The findings have been scrutinized carefully from the 1950s onward, but polls have always been taken at face value, as a mirror of society. In this analysis, polls are treated rather as an observation technique of empirical social research that composes a certain image of society and its public opinion. The entanglement of domestic and international politics is analyzed with respect to the use of surveys that were done around the two topics of Western integration and reunification that pinpoint the “functional entanglement” of domestic and international politics. The net of polling questions spun around these two terms constituted a complex setting for political actors. During the 1950s, surveys probed and ranked the fears and anxieties that characterized West Germans and helped to construct a certain kind of atmosphere that can be described as “Cold War angst.” These findings were taken as the basis for dealing with the dilemma of Germany caught between reunification and Western integration. The data and interpretations were converted into “security” as the overarching frame for international and domestic politics by the conservative government that lasted until the early 1960s.

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Participatory Democracy in Unlikely Places

What Democratic Theorists Can Learn from Democratic Professionals

Selen A. Ercan’s and Albert W. Dzur

officials has been pretty obvious. That we lack faith in each other is less obvious, though it is quite apparent in survey research. Ercan: What do you think how new these problems are for democracies? Do you have a sort of time frame in your mind that you

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Geoff Payne

in the NSS. As in all survey research, the initial issue is whether the people who have completed the survey are representative of all those eligible to answer the questions. Probability theory indicates that, if there is a known, non-zero and equal

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Marco Sonnberger and Michael Ruddat

Science 11 ( 5 ): 702 – 712 . Steenkamp , Jan-Benedict E. M. , Martijn G. de Jong , and Hans Baumgartner . 2010 . “ Socially Desirable Response Tendencies in Survey Research ”. Journal of Marketing Research 47 ( 2 ): 199 – 214 . Steentjes

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Liminal spaces, resources and networks

Facebook as a shaping force for students’ transitions into higher education

Sally Baker and Eve Stirling

Tinti-Kane , H. ( 2011 ) Teaching, Learning, and Sharing: How Today’s Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media , Boston, MA : Babson Survey Research Group . Morris , M. , Teevan , J. and Panovich , K. ( 2010 ) ‘ What do people ask their

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Unpacking Gender Images across Angela Merkel’s Four Campaigns for the Chancellorship, 2005–2017

Joyce Marie Mushaben

chancellor. “Creeping Americanization” and the Changing Nature of the Party Landscape Scholars specializing in survey research and media portrayals of candidates in national campaigns dating back to 1990 attest to the creeping “Americanization” of German

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Four Dimensions of Societal Transformation

An Introduction to the Problematique of Ukraine

Zuzana Novakova

Is Not Russia: Hegemonic National Identity and Democracy in Russia and Ukraine .” East European Politics and Societies 25 ( 4 ): 813 – 833 . CISR (Center for Insights in Survey Research) . 2017 . Public Opinion Survey of Residents of Ukraine

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Jack Hunter, Annelin Eriksen, Jon Mitchell, Mattijs van de Port, Magnus Course, Nicolás Panotto, Ruth Barcan, David M. R. Orr, Girish Daswani, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Sofía Ugarte, Ryan J. Cook, Bettina E. Schmidt and Mylene Mizrahi

paranormal scene. Fieldwork among these groups has also been supplemented by extensive long-range survey research conducted between 2005 and 2014, making use of the Templeton-funded Baylor Religion Survey. This gives the book a broader quantitative

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Victoria C. Ramenzoni and David Yoskowitz

-Schmitt , Regina , and Heinz-Herbert Noll . 2000 . Conceptual Framework and Structure of a European System of Social Indicators . EuReporting Working Paper No. 9 . Mannheim : Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA) . http