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A. Burcu Bayram

How do foreign policy beliefs affect German parliamentarians’ (MPs) support for European integration? Despite important advances, the literature has overlooked the effect of foreign policy beliefs on national representatives’ attitudes toward integration. This study provides a systematic investigation of the role foreign policy beliefs play in shaping German MPs’ support for European integration. I argue that given the complex and contentious character of European integration politics MPs derive heuristic cues from their foreign policy beliefs to form opinions on the desirability of integration. Using data from an original survey conducted with members of the seventeenth German Bundestag, I show that a belief in multilateralism increases support for European integration while isolationist and hawkish foreign policy orientations decrease support. These results indicate that support for European integration is not merely determined by party ideology, electoral pressure or economic considerations, but also has a psychological foundation shaped by politicians’ core beliefs about how the world of international politics operates.

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Abraham L. Newman

Since the end of World War II, scholars have attempted to make sense of Germany's insistent multilateralism. Many concluded that this sacrifice resulted from a deeply ingrained political identity that stressed international cooperation and shunned parochial national politics. More recently, however, German leadership has suggested a willingness to weaken its role as global altruist and reassert its interests in Europe and abroad. This article argues that core German attitudes towards regional and global cooperation have changed. But rather than a shift to "national self-interests," I argue that the unification process elevated long-held beliefs about policy conservatism and caution that now compete with the postwar multilateral policy frame within the foreign policy elite. In addition to the pro-European, multilateralist agenda, a second powerful lesson of the interwar period emphasized the dangers associated with sudden change and the benefits of incrementalism. Owing to the uncertainty associated with sociopolitical events, decision makers must rely on their beliefs about how the world works to guide their decisions. To explore the relationship between beliefs and Germany's regional policy, the paper examines the government's regional response to the post 2008 financial crisis and the banking crisis in Eastern Europe.

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

. Byrnes , Timothy A. 2011 . Reverse Mission: Transnational Religious Communities and the Making of US Foreign Policy . Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press . Cannell , Fenella . 2005 . “ The Christianity of Anthropology .” Journal of the

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Eileen Barker

Linda Woodhead, James T. Richardson, Martyn Percy, Catherine Wessinger and Eileen Barker

logics’ in the way they approach religion, and all produce a different kind of ‘truth’. Barker exposes the logic of each of these groups, deploying her sociological acumen to probe the consequences of their distinctive power structures, belief systems

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Kosher Biotech

Between Religion, Regulation, and Globalization

Johan Fischer

raw materials.” Novozymes is a good example of a company that takes global kosher challenges seriously. This approach has had an impact on certification, staff policies, and innovation in the company, as practically all of its food-grade enzymes are

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Kim Knibbe, Brenda Bartelink, Jelle Wiering, Karin B. Neutel, Marian Burchardt and Joan Wallach Scott

.” Contemporary Buddhism 17 ( 2 ): 369 – 389 . . Inglehart , Ronald , and Pippa Norris . 2003 . “ The True Clash of Civilizations .” Foreign Policy 135 : 63 – 70 . Astor , Avi , Marian Burchardt , and