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A Clash of Civilizations?

Pegida and the Rise of Cultural Nationalism

David N. Coury

bishops, for instance, Pope Benedict XVI accused European leaders of apostasy for failing to include a reference to God and Christianity in the proposed Constitution for the European Union: Is it not surprising that today’s Europe, while aspiring to be

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Pegida as a European Far-Right Populist Movement

Helga Druxes and Patricia Anne Simpson

-right parties and identitarian movements that increasingly situate themselves in the political mainstream, exacerbates an ongoing struggle to preserve the reality, if not the ideals, of the European Union ( eu ), now more centrally in the crosshairs of far

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A Return to Fashion

Revisiting the German Model

Gregory Baldi

repeatedly violated the European Union’s Stability and Growth Pact designed—ironically at the insistence of the frg the previous decade—to promote budget prudence among those candidates for monetary union believed to be less fiscally sensible than the

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Investing in Early Crisis Relief or Reelection?

Comparing German Party Responses to the Euro Crisis

Alexandra Hennessy

the European Union has never before played such a prominent role in a German federal election, the crisis offers the opportunity to study the strategic positioning of parties in response to a major economic shock. To this end, this article traces the

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Valeriy Heyets

strategies to address the imperatives of the transitional period; The “gravity” of Western Europe for Eastern Europe and the region's countries’ prospects to join the European Union; External financial support from international lenders that contributed

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Pointing Fingers at the Media?

Coverage of the 2017 Bundestag Election

Alexander Beyer and Steven Weldon

will demonstrate, this does indeed appear to be the case, especially in the final month of the campaign. In a significant departure from past elections, immigration and the European Union, dominated media coverage. Yet, as we also consider, it is not

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Stephen F. Szabo

issues with 56 percent of those polled favoring limiting the number of refugees in Germany and 59 percent supporting European Union aid to African states for border protection to reduce migration, even if those states were known to commit human rights

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The Rule of Law—A Heuristic Perspective?

Muslim refugees—a feeling that the West fails to completely integrate Central and Eastern Europe: Across all four countries, leading politicians agitate against the European Union, portraying it is an imposing, undemocratic force, even as the second

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Germany and the United States

Whither “Partners in Leadership”?

Matthew Rhodes

protectionism or sudden Eurozone defaults. Formal negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ( ttip ) between the United States and the European Union opened at the start of Obama’s second term in 2013. Merkel had long championed the

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Germany and Russia Since Reunification

Continuity, Change, and the Role of Leaders

Randall Newnham

changes which took place in quick succession—German reunification and the collapse of the ussr —have altered the very basis of bilateral ties. When this is added to the more gradual progress of the European Union toward unification, the map of Europe has