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Immigration into Politics: Immigrant-origin Candidates and Their Success in the 2013 Bundestag Election

Andreas M. Wüst

This article is about immigrant-origin politicians running for a Bundestag mandate in the 2013 election. Patterns of candidacy, electoral success and failure of the respective candidates and parliamentarians are systematically analyzed. The main finding is that politicians of immigrant origin are serious contenders for seats in the Bundestag, and political parties seem to have quite some interest in their election. It is increasingly the second immigrant generation that is involved politically, and, as the career patterns indicate, it is likely that many of them are going to stay longer in politics. Consequently, a closer look at immigrant-origin candidates and parliamentarians is of merit for both the study of parliamentary representation and of the political integration of immigrants and their descendants.

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‘He States That This is the Most Lovely Building He Has Ever Had the Pleasure of Seeing . . . ’

The Travel Writing and Collecting of Frederick Horniman

Ryan Nutting

to mention the soapstone model. In this article, I argue that the interpretation of the objects collected by tea merchant, museum founder and Member of Parliament Frederick Horniman (1835–1906) collected for and displayed within the museum model

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Challenging Bigotry

Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah

When you are a public figure, you have to be very careful about what you say – someone might just be listening. Jenny Tonge, a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, is just the latest in a long series of gaffers extraordinaire, with her outrageous remarks in support of suicide bombers. But unlike most of those whose problematic statements have hit the headlines in recent years, she stands by what she said.

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Lifting the Veil

Patrick Weil

On July 3, 2003, President Jacques Chirac set up an independent commission to study the implementation of the principle of laïcité [secularism] in the French Republic.1 In the previous weeks, the issue of violence in public schools had risen to a level of visibility so high in the media and the public eye that the French National Assembly had already created a special commission run by its president to study the issue of “religious symbols in schools.”2 The presidential commission had a wider scope—laïcité within French society as a whole—and a more varied membership: its nineteen members included school principals and teachers, academics, civil servants, business people and members of parliament, all with very diverse origins, religious beliefs and political opinions.

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The Formation of the Monti Government and the Role of the President of the Republic

Carlo Fusaro

On Saturday 12 November 2011, after the approval of the budget and

the stability law, the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who had led

the government for the longest period in the history of the Italian

Republic, formally resigned. Twenty-four hours later, the president of

the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, invited Mario Monti, whom he had

made a Life Senator just four days earlier, to form the next government.

An academic and president of the Bocconi University in Milan,

Monti had been the European commissioner chosen by the Berlusconi

government in 1994 and reappointed by the Massimo D’Alema center-left

government in 1999. On 16 November, having accepted the president’s

nomination, Monti presented a list of ministers, none of whom

were members of Parliament, and they were all sworn in on that very

day. Thus, one of the shortest government crises ever was resolved in

less than three days.

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Garry Rodan, Participation Without Democracy

Containing Conflict in Southeast Asia

Matthew David Ordoñez

not without their own externalities. Each country deploys two examples of MOPs. Singapore has Nominated Members of Parliament (NMP), appointed representatives from specific sectors of society (chapter 4), and the Feedback Unit (chapter 5), an online

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Explaining Change in Germany's Anti-corruption Policy in the Era of Chancellor Merkel

Sebastian Wolf

. 20 The Reform of the Criminal Offense of Bribery Involving Parliamentarians The spd has supported a reform of the criminal offense of active and passive bribery involving members of parliament at least since the uncac was signed. This treaty

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German State Constitutional Courts

The Justices

Werner Reutter

formal point of view, the election of justices of state constitutional courts is straightforward. Members of parliament vote on candidates with the majority laid down in the constitution or the statutory laws on state constitutional courts. However, it

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James Bryce's Political Analysis of Mexico's Porfirian Regime

Itzel Toledo García

throughout eleven years—from his visit to Mexico in October 1901, as a liberal Member of Parliament while the British government was conservative under Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (1895–1902) to the publication of his book South America

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Sarah Wiliarty and Louise K. Davidson-Schmich

of parliament, fuels the party's claims of victimhood. Refusing to form coalitions with the AfD or to cooperate with its legislative positions pushes the cdu / csu and fdp to the center/left, leaving an opening on the right for the AfD to fill