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Science, Customs, and the Modern Subject

From Emulation to Education in the Semantics of Spanish Enlightenment

Pablo Sánchez León

commercial society, a relevant dimension of its own inscribed in the notion of “opinion”, which contained a distinctive semantics to that of the concept of public opinion. In order to properly highlight conceptual changes, the semantic perspective undertaken

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Nationalism and Internationalism Reconciled

British Concepts for a New World Order during and after the World Wars

Antero Holmila and Pasi Ihalainen

public opinion that would end all wars. The peoples would instead solve crises through negotiations between their (elected) representatives. Once universal suffrage and parliamentary government seemed to have become the norm in nation-states, foreign

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Kenneth Margerison

The French monarchy's determination to suspend the trading rights of the Compagnie des Indes in 1769 stimulated a lively public debate over the establishment of commercial liberty in the Indies trade. Since mid-century, Vincent de Gournay and his disciples had advocated increased liberty in French commerce, and the Compagnie des Indes' privileged trading monopoly offered a tempting target for these reformers. Working on behalf of the ministry, the abbé Morellet undertook the task of convincing public opinion of the benefits that liberty of commerce in the Indies trade would bring to France. However, the company's principal banker Jacques Necker and physiocrat Pierre-Samuel Dupont raised serious doubts concerning both the feasibility and the value of such reform. These critiques challenged any expectation that commercial liberty would increase French strength in the Indies trade or contest British political hegemony in India after the Seven Years' War.

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Louise Haagh

. “ Public Opinion Monitoring at a Glance—in the time of ovid-19 .” May 5 , DG Communication's Public Opinion Monitoring Unit European Parliament .

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A Focus on the History of Concepts

Eirini Goudarouli

of the modern sciences in eighteenth-century Spain, the article offers an analysis of the emergence of the modern individual and the citizen. Interestingly, the author argues that the conceptualizations of emulation, education, public opinion, and

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Niklas Olsen, Irene Herrmann, Håvard Brede Aven, and Mohinder Singh

and why it was considered important enough by public opinion, and public opinion itself important enough, to become a required if not a overriding argument. However, given that such a vast subject cannot, on the one hand, be treated in its entirety

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Lauri Rapeli and Inga Saikkonen

democracies have not been tested by pandemics or similar events in the contemporary media landscape, where public opinion can be manipulated through effective spreading of disinformation. Indeed, many observers have characterized the COVID-19 crisis as also

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Roberto Farneti

Trends in American Public Opinion .” American Journal of Sociology 114 ( 2 ): 408 – 446 . Bishop , Bill . 2009 . The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart . Boston : Mariner Books . Booth , Alan . 1985

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The Timeline of a Concept

Juan Francisco Fuentes

discourse, but in moments of disaffection with democracy his criticism of the establishment certainly struck a note with some sectors of public opinion. It was a sort of cosmic struggle: the people against the elites, or (Le Pen dixit ) “the ones below

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Heidi Hakkarainen

According to Manfred Landfester, only periodicals with a special interest in educational matters were discussing humanism in the early nineteenth century, and only after the middle of the century did the press begin to play a major role in shaping public