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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

. European leaders disagree about many things, but they all count on generous subsidies and wide discretion in spending them … The European Union maintains a master database but, citing the difficulty of downloading the requested information, refused to

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Is Germany Part of the West?

A Reconstruction of Russian Narratives

Maren Rohe

which is the European Union. In Russia, there is moreover a perception of “true” and “false” Europe, as Neumann has illustrated: a true Europe that must be aspired to and preserved, and a false Europe that has become corrupted and must be opposed. 7

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The Left Party and the AfD

Populist Competitors in Eastern Germany

Jonathan Olsen

globalization, rejecting free trade agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ( ttip ), a free trade agreement with the U.S., ceta , a trade agreement between the European Union and Canada, and the Trade in Services agreement (TiSA

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Rethinking World War I

Occupation, Liberation, and Reconstruction

George Robb and W. Brian Newsome

Youth , was released to critical acclaim in 2015. 1 An important historical initiative to emerge from the centennial has been the appeal for family records related to the war by Europeana, a digital library supported by the European Union. 2 In the

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Searching for a New Way of Thinking about Society

A Noospheric Social Quality Orientation for Development toward Sustainability

Vyacheslav Nikolayevitch Bobkov and Nikolay Vyacheslavovich Bobkov

indicators, namely in fourteen countries of the European Union, Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia ( Van der Maesen and Walker et al. 2012 ). This paved the way for discussing the new stage of theorizing and empirical work and, in

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Social Quality in China

An Analysis of the Evaluation of Different Classes

Cui Yan and Huang Yongliang

European Union in the 1990s. Its theoretical background was that because the position of neoliberalism became increasingly prominent in Europe in the 1990s, economic policies compared with policies concerning all other areas (employment, income, education

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Making Friends

Refugees and Volunteers in Germany

Joachim C. Häberlen

on private charities and volunteers, to the European Union’s deal with Turkey. In this article, however, I want to look into an aspect of Germany’s Willkommenskultur (welcome culture) that is, I would argue, inspiring hope: the friendships that form

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“We Must Talk about Cologne”

Race, Gender, and Reconfigurations of “Europe”

Beverly Weber

suggest that the current situation evidences a crisis of “Europe,” whether that be Europe as the European Union, as a utopian ideal reliant on a shared community of values, as a community of shared interests, or as a target that must be protected against

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Support for a Populist Government in Poland

A Few Notes about Its Economic and Cultural Divides

Michał Gulczyński

NATO and the European Union were defined as the goal supported by most parties and citizens, as well as by the Pope John Paul II, who, coming from Poland, was seen as a moral authority therein. In the accession referendum of 2003, 77 percent of

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Mobilizing Meanings

Translocal Identities of the Far Right Web

Patricia Anne Simpson

identity crisis that threatens the achievements of the European Union—open borders foremost among them—to centralize and mainstream extremist ideologies. Simmering Islamophobia—not to dismiss the real fear and possibility of terrorists entering Europe along