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Ian Mahoney and Tony Kearon

—like many other economically deprived, deindustrialized areas of the English Midlands and North—received significant support from the European Union Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which helped to stimulate the local economy, providing employment to those

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Beverly Crawford Ames and Armon Rezai

. We argue here that it can survive only if a liberal hegemon in Europe uses its resources to underwrite cooperation in the European Union ( eu ) by transferring resources from the core to stimulate growth in the periphery. That liberal hegemon should

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Managing a Multiplicity of Interests

The Case of Irregular Migration from Libya

Melissa Phillips

-accelerated entry into the European Union. Since the 2011 revolution, Libya has been grappling with serious governance, economic, and security matters. Throughout this period there has been no reduction in irregular arrivals by sea, a marked increase in the number

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The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe

Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division

Steve Corbett

-running campaign by right-wing Eurosceptic groups for the UK to exit the European Union (EU). Wider societal divisions are revealed by the Brexit (British Exit) vote ( Goodwin and Heath 2016 ), and it is proposed that the social quality approach can be useful to

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Sociocultural Change in Hungary

A Politico-Anthropological Approach

Ferenc Bódi and Ralitsa Savova

Progress and Development The current political processes in Hungary must be seen in the context of what happened there before that country joined the European Union. Hungary was not a sovereign and developed country. It had a society that was socialized

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Automobility and Oil Vulnerability

Unfairness as Critical to Energy Transitions

Ana Horta

possible unwanted implications and unexpected outcomes, and in particular to increasing social inequities. Ambitious policies such as those being currently adopted in the European Union to tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and

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A Thematic Issue about Central and Eastern European Societies

Zuzana Reptova Novakova and Laurent van der Maesen

Days after the European Union resolved a dispute with Poland and Hungary over a rule of law mechanism that threatened to halt the bloc's €1.8tn budget and coronavirus recovery fund, the clash between the two sides is widening. Both countries saw

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Marc Matera

For a society long stereotyped as emotionally reserved, even repressed, one of the striking features of the aftermath of the referendum on whether the United Kingdom would remain in the European Union has been the surfeit of affect and the

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Ernst B. Haas, Sally Roever, and Anna Schmidt

Contemporary interstate relations in Europe are proclaimed by

Europeans to be little short of ideal. Every nation and every state is

told to behave toward others as do the states of the European Union.

Inter-European relations, we are told, illustrate the norms to which

everyone should aspire. Moreover, the same civilized rules of political

behavior apply within each country.

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Stephen F. Szabo

Simon Bulmer and WIliam Paterson, Germany and the European Union: Europe’s Reluctant Hegemon (London: Red Globe Press, 2018)

Paul Lever, Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way (London: IB Tauris, 2017)

Christoph von Marschall, Wir Verstehen die Welt nicht Mehr: Deutschlands Entfremdung von seinen Freunden (Freiberg: Herder, 2018)