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Jan Berting

“culture,” “community,” “ethnicity,” “collective identity,” and “foreign lifestyles” are seen as durable, distinct elements of the national landscape. Some argue that this change necessitates an accommodation of the national institutions to the new

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Four Dimensions of Societal Transformation

An Introduction to the Problematique of Ukraine

Zuzana Novakova

education law contains provisions that extends the use of Ukrainian in schools, in a controversial manner that sparked objections from representatives of national minorities. 26 The very basis of a common identity—a narrative of a common past—has been the

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The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe

Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division

Steve Corbett

, from ‘market-making’ to ‘polity-building’ has created more space for Euroscepticism in British politics that draws from the representation of the European project as a threat to national identity, as well as wider disaffection from the political system

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Citizens and Citizenship

The Rhetoric of Dutch Immigrant Integration Policy in 2011

Dana Rem and Des Gasper

of distinctive traditional Dutch national identity. Citizens must absorb and commit to that notion. Integration means the corresponding process and achievement. This perspective reflects the following: strong commitment to a relatively simple notion

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Ian Mahoney and Tony Kearon

focusing on macro national or regional trends (see, e.g., Ashcroft 2016 ; Clarke et al. 2017 ). Areas of the United Kingdom that have endured prolonged deprivation, such as in the former industrial and mining heartlands of Britain, were among the leaders

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Searching for a New Way of Thinking about Society

A Noospheric Social Quality Orientation for Development toward Sustainability

Vyacheslav Nikolayevitch Bobkov and Nikolay Vyacheslavovich Bobkov

present-day capitalism. State-monopoly capitalism is based on cosmopolitan ideals ignoring national identity. Capitalism today is carrying out a policy of solving all problems by military force in its own interests. State Socialism Real socialism in the

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Xu Yanhui and Gong Ziyu

poverty must be identified in accordance with the national contexts and history of different societies. Indicators reflecting local realities can and should be added to the basic capability dimensions. Based on the existing literature and survey data

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Nicolas Sembel

, remarks straightaway on ‘the persistent strategy adopted by Alsace’s Jewish community, to open themselves to modernity without abandoning their identity’ (p. 83), and how this meant the development of an ‘original response’, especially the cultivation of

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Antipoverty Measures

The Potential for Shaming and Dignity Building through Delivery Interactions

Erika Gubrium and Sony Pellissery

the ground is crucial when gauging how rights, discretion, and negotiation play out in the implementation of antipoverty measures. We conducted our studies across five “most different” country cases. In China, we looked at delivery of the national

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

governments. Still, this is not an isolated national problem. Italy is convinced that the fight against corruption, at the international level, can result in economic growth, employment, and investor confidence, thus enabling a more concrete protection of