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France Votes

Irwin M. Wall

The French elections of 2012 resulted in an unprecedented and overwhelming victory by France's Socialist Party, which gained control of the presidency and an absolute majority in the National Assembly to go with the party's existing domination of most of France's regions and municipalities. But the Socialist Party remains a minority party in the French electoral body politic, its victory the result of a skewered two-ballot electoral system. The Socialist government, moreover, remains hampered in its action by its obligations toward the European Union and its participation in the zone of countries using the Euro as it attempts to deal with France's economic crisis. As a consequence of both of these phenomena the government may also be sitting atop a profound political crisis characterized by the alienation of a good part of the electorate from the political system.

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The Euro, The Gold Standard, and German Power

A Cautionary Tale

Beverly Crawford Ames and Armon Rezai

be wrong. Swap “convertibility into gold” with “the integrity of the euro” and it’s the same system. Mark Blyth, 2013 3 In order for it to be stable, the world economy needs a leading nation, a benign hegemon or “stabilizer.” I am convinced

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The Italian Banking System: Banca Monte dei Paschi's Scandal and the Euro Area's Sovereign Debt Crisis

Lucia Quaglia

The financial woes experienced by the Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) and by a handful of other Italian banks in which foundations have played a prominent role offer an opportunity to reflect on three interrelated topics. The first issue is the evolution of the Italian banking system and banking legislation over the past decades to explain the rather distinctive governance structure of these banks. The second issue is the unfolding of the sovereign debt crisis in the euro area, which set the broader context in which the MPS scandal and the subsequent financial troubles of other banks took place. The third issue is the main response of the European Union and euro area to the sovereign debt crisis, namely, the proposal to create an EU banking union, which in turn triggered strong supervisory actions by the Bank of Italy in preparation for the handover of banking supervision to the European Central Bank.

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Forum Rethinking Euro‐Anthropology

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Forum Rethinking Euro‐anthropology

Part two

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Rethinking Euro‐anthropology: part three. Early career scholars forum

Francisco Martínez, Mariya Ivancheva, Valerio Simoni, Martin Demant Frederiksen, Livia Jiménez, Laura Hirvi, Kacper Pobłocki, Lili Di Puppo, Damián‐Omar Martínez, Perry Sherouse, Alessandro Testa, Ana Gutiérrez, Maria Theresia Starzmann, Hannah Wadle, and Vita Peacock

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A Silver Age? The German Economy since Reunification

Stephen J. Silvia

Economist magazine editorial writers declared Germany “the sick man of the euro” in a 3 June 1999 issue. Prominent German economists shared this pessimistic view. 1 By 2005, the pendulum had swung back. The Economist displayed a musclebound German eagle

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Sartre, Bad Faith and Authentic Decolonial Interventions

Leshaba Lechaba

the hegemonic system of Euro-modernity and its associated violence inflicted on the oppressed. I shall argue that, in as much as the emergence of such resistance movements as Black Lives Matter and End SARS is a result of the brunt of subjection

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Perceptions of German Leadership

Irish National Identity and Germany as a “Significant Other” during the Euro Crisis

Charlotte Galpin

Introduction As the eu' s largest economy, Germany was thrust into a new leadership role in Europe with the onset of the Euro crisis in 2010. This new role has resulted in debates about its status as Europe's “reluctant hegemon.” 1 According

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Oneness and ‘the church in Taiwan’

Anthropology Is Possible without Relations but Not without Things

Gareth Paul Breen

church’ as a thing, who understand themselves to be ‘inside’ it, and who I refer to collectively as ‘the church in Euro-America’ (CEA), and (b) those who are also concerned with ‘the church’ as a thing but see themselves as being ‘outside’ of it, whose