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Contemporary citizenship debates

The search for firm footing on shifting terrains

citizens are not necessarily abdicating their roles in politics; they are instead rejecting political parties and a class of political elites that have traditionally represented citizens in public affairs, and they could possibly be reacting against limits

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Frédéric Sawicki

Why is the Socialist Party (Parti socialiste, PS) the first political party in France to implement a systematic and “scientific” door-to-door canvassing for the 2012 presidential campaign? What internal changes led the PS to adopt this practice

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Digital Activism, Physical Activism

Malta’s Front Harsien ODZ

Michael Briguglio

meetings with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and political parties. Opposition toward the development on ODZ land in Zonqor was widespread. Following the protest, Front Harsien ODZ participated in meetings of Malta’s parliamentary environment

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David Art

states in Europe have normalized the radical right since it re-emerged in the 1980s, the sustained mobilization of German political parties, the media, and civil society against anti-immigrant parties has, to date, been very effective. The second section

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Nagas as a ‘Society against Voting?’

Consensus-Building, Party-less Politics and a Culturalist Critique of Elections in Northeast India

Jelle J. P. Wouters

about a time before political parties and elections, when village life was less divided, cooperation more commonplace, and village leaders mature, wise and selfless ( müphrümüvo ). The pre-electoral era was one that could be remembered vividly because

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Cues for Integration

Foreign Policy Beliefs and German Parliamentarians’ Support for European Integration

A. Burcu Bayram

German politicians’ support for the eu . 10 The existing literature has traditionally focused on electoral pressure, left/right political party ideology, and the economic benefits of integration to explain the preferences of politicians and governments

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Malini Sur

by penning rhymes on the troubled predicament of cyclists in Kolkata. Ganguly sticks the placard to his bicycle handle during meetings and protests that the Kolkata Cycle Samaj—a citizen’s platform—and political parties organize. Figure 1 Everything

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John Ireland and Constance Mui

principally to highlight its limitations and insufficiencies. Sartre saw groups, not classes, as agents of change; he did not believe in a dialectics of nature. He had serious doubts about Marx as an economist and as the leader of a political party. For

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Benjamin Abrams and Giovanni A. Travaglino

Social protest is not always a simple process. Social movements, activists, or political parties can attempt to change the status quo, but they do not often do so through a single, traceable process of contention. Instead, they encounter selective

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The Debts of War

Bifurcated Veterans’ Mobilization and Political Order in Post-settlement El Salvador

Ralph Sprenkels

notwithstanding, Salvadoran politics has continued to be heavily polarized and laden with civil war memory politics ( Montoya 2018 ; Sprenkels 2011 , 2018b ). The two dominant postwar political parties both originated from the war: the right-wing Alianza