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Sartre in Austria

Boycott, Scandals, and the Fight for Peace

Juliane Werner

“It means a lot to me that in the Western European countries, namely in Germany, in Switzerland, and in Austria, attention is given and justice is done to my writings.” — Jean-Paul Sartre, Die Presse, 12 July 1952 When Sartre first arrives in

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Adrian van den Hoven

Neither the apparently cold-blooded murder of a complete stranger, the central event in The Stranger, nor Hugo's murder of Hoederer in Dirty Hands—a political assassination or crime of passion, depending on how one views it—can be considered unusual acts, in literature or in life. The topic of murder has itself created an extremely popular genre: the detective novel or "whodunit," which has become a huge industry and has aficionados everywhere, Sartre being one. In French theater, the topic of political assassination has resulted in such famous plays as de Musset's Lorenzaccio (1834), which ostensibly deals with Florence in the sixteenth century and the tyrannical Alexandre de Médicis, who is assassinated by his young cousin, but is in fact "a limpid transposition of the failed revolution of July 1830." It is well known that Sartre was an admirer of Musset and Romantic theater. In 1946, Jean Cocteau, who helped with the staging of Les Mains sales (Dirty Hands), wrote L'Aigle ` deux têtes (The Two-Headed Eagle), which was inspired "by the sad life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her tragic death by the hand of the Franco-Italian assassin, Luigi Lucheni." Sartre himself, in Nausea, has Anny use the engraving in Michelet's Histoire de France depicting the assassination of the Duke de Guise as a perfect illustration of "privileged situations."

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David Detmer and John Ireland

—Sartre’s participation in the 1952 World Congress of People for Peace in Vienna, and his canceling the premiere of his play Les Mains sales in that city — Juliane Werner sheds new light on Sartre’s political evolution, the reception of his ideas in Austria, and his

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A Mistrustful Society?

The Lack of Trust in Government Institutions in the Czech Republic

Nicole Horáková

system over an autocratic leader. Austria (92 percent) and Hungary (81 percent) have the highest approval rates. In Slovakia, only 49 percent of respondents were in favor of liberal democracy; 38 percent would prefer a strong leader. In Bulgaria, only 35

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Sociocultural Change in Hungary

A Politico-Anthropological Approach

Ferenc Bódi and Ralitsa Savova

rural population but of labor migrants from distant and more developed countries such as Austria, Germany, and Bohemia ( Kövér 1982 ). In the core countries, the transformation of rural life into an urban way of life was faster than in the

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Gracjan Cimek

Slovakia (V4) split in such a way that the anti-Russian stance led to the isolation of Poland. Its final act was the Slavkov Declaration, signed in January 2015 by the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria, criticizing the sanctions imposed on Russia by the

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Building Dignity?

Tracing Rights, Discretion, and Negotiation within a Norwegian Labor Activation Program

Erika Gubrium, Leah Johnstone, and Ivar Lødemel

Intensified Social Assistance Landscapes in Austria, Belgium and Norway .” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 37 ( 9–10 ). Halvorsen , K. , and S. Stjernø . 2008 . Work, Oil and Welfare . Oslo : Universitetsforlaget . Hansen , H

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Ferenc Bódi, Jenő Zsolt Farkas, and Péter Róbert

Austria, and in Hungarian regions close to the Austrian border. Only capital regions reach a level higher than the average in V4 countries: the central region in Hungary, Prague and its surroundings in the Czech Republic, Bratislava and its surroundings in

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negates the problems and conflicts that the disputes within society do not perceive. The presidential elections in the United States and Austria, and the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom are points of reference where we see a breakup of

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Editorial

Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

implications that go beyond the UK’s relationship with the EU. It is an expression of the wider rise of right- and left-wing populism across Europe, including the Freedom Party of Austria and the Netherlands, Front National, Podemos, and Syriza political