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Gianfranco Baldini and Anna Cento Bull

In 2008, Silvio Berlusconi returned to power in Italy, thanks to a decisive

electoral victory, with a slimmer, more manageable coalition and

a government hinging on a group of ministers who were very close to

him. The previous year had ended under the banner of anti-politics

and, more specifically, of widespread mistrust of a government seen

as too quarrelsome and paralyzed by a crossfire of vetoes. It had also

been the year of La Casta (The Caste), the successful book by Sergio

Rizzo and Gianantonio Stella, which implacably denounced wasteful

spending in Italian politics, as well as the campaigns by Beppo Grillo,

which acted upon, and in turn fueled, a climate of deep resentment

toward politics.

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The Specter of Communism

Denmark, 1848

Bertel Nygaard

both of them possess the same amount.” 2 For their part, voices on the political left and center of contemporary Danish debates echoed such vehement rejection and fear of communism, while using it to serve their own political ends, as I will

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Benjamin Moffitt

While the rise of populism in Western Europe over the past three decades has received a great deal of attention in the academic and popular literature, less attention has been paid to the rise of its opposite— anti-populism. This short article examines the discursive and stylistic dimensions of the construction and maintenance of the populism/anti-populism divide in Western Europe, paying particular attention to how anti-populists seek to discredit populist leaders, parties and followers. It argues that this divide is increasingly antagonistic, with both sides of the divide putting forward extremely different conceptions of how democracy should operate in the Western European political landscape: one radical and popular, the other liberal. It closes by suggesting that what is subsumed and feared under the label of the “populist threat” to democracy in Western Europe today is less about populism than nationalism and nativism.

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Concepts of Emotions in Indian Languages

Margrit Pernau

Emotions are, of course, no newcomers to the writing of South Asian history. Works on gender history have included discussions on love; research on riots and revolts has examined fear, anger, and hope; the historiography on nationalism would not be possible

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Maria Bucur

would do in that situation. But she, I will call her Ana, started to gather her words, first interrupted by fear, but eventually shooting out to liberate her of this terrible secret. “Right after the Freshman Ball he called me into his office. You know

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Feminine Feminist

Şirin Tekeli

Ceylân Orhun

online in T24’s K24 extension on 22 June 2017 under the title of “Smiling Feminist.” The editors, fearing feminist protests, rejected the original title of the submission, “Feminine Feminist.” As a strong defender of freedoms of all kinds, Şirin would

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Rolf Dieter Hepp

, by poststructuralist diagnoses), it brings the promise of liberation for nonartistic fields. On the other hand, there is a fear that it may have negative consequences, both for business practice and for art itself. Richard Sennett (2009) , for

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Citizens and Citizenship

The Rhetoric of Dutch Immigrant Integration Policy in 2011

Dana Rem and Des Gasper

dissatisfaction regarding immigration among lower- and intermediate-educated native Dutch [2.2.6]; and widespread doubts over the compatibility of the cultures “of the Western and Islamic worlds”, as well as fears over granting priority to values of cultural

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Children Born of War

A European Research Network Exploring the Life Histories of a Hidden Population

Kimberley Anderson and Sophie Roupetz

need to escape the poverty and fear they experienced under Mao. In the long, cumbersome process of collecting evidence on their origin to acquire Japanese citizenship for their migration, they learned in great detail about their father and their parents

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Conceptualizing Compassion in Communication for Communication

Emotional Experience in Islamic Sermons (Bengali waʿẓ maḥfils)

Max Stille

heart can be stabbed metaphorically, so the liver-heart can receive strokes from painful emotions; 22 and in a sermon of a more belligerent preacher, the enemy’s liver-heart trembles from fear. 23 Building on humoralistic concepts, in the sermons the