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Speed and Smoothness

Identity Production and Reproduction of Portuguese MEPs

Andre Novoa

This article examines identity production and reproduction of a group of Portuguese members of the European Parliament (MEPs) through a set of ethnographic vignettes. Literature on European mobility has been underpinned by an assumption that the more we move, the more European we become. But who are these movers exactly? And how do they become European? These questions guide this article, which presents a case study of three Portuguese MEPs who maintain strong relations with their country of origin whilst having to create new attachments to Brussels and Strasbourg. The MEPs have to insert themselves into a culture of speed and smoothness. They have to redesign themselves as figures of speed. The article argues that this process makes them European. They identify with Europe because they maintain a strong relation with their country of origin, which means moving more, which in turn means being a modern European citizen.

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This Was the One for Me

AfD Women's Origin Stories

Christina Xydias

sections show, women in the AfD appear to be different from their men counterparts. Other findings emphasize correlates of varied political experience. Susan Scarrow's study of Members of the European Parliament ( mep s) examines variation in mep s

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A Spectre Haunting Europe

Angela Merkel and the Challenges of Far-Right Populism

Joyce Marie Mushaben

what was widely perceived as a “rich male industrialists’ club,” lacking democratic legitimacy. 3 The response was to introduce direct elections to the European Parliament ( ep ), at which point the share of female mep s rapidly rose from less than 1

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The Alternative for Germany from Breakthrough toward Consolidation?

A Comparative Perspective on Its Organizational Development

E. Gene Frankland

against any thresholds in ep elections, the Pirates gained one mep (as did the npd ). In the three Landtag elections of 2014 the AfD scored impressive breakthroughs while the Pirates failed to win any seats. During the 2016–2017 elections they lost

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Simon Tormey and Jean-Paul Gagnon

’ve operationalized this. Let me give you a couple of examples. Podemos, at the time, said to their five new MEPs that they wanted them to sign up to the party’s governance charter, which means that these politicians will take the worker’s wage. This means that each

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Whose Reality Counts?

Emergent Dalitbahujan Anthropologists

Reddi Sekhara Yalamala

Cartel ( New Delhi : Orient Black Swan ). Pathy , J. ( 1989 ), ‘ “Tribal” Research in India: Idealism and Apologia ’, in International Perspectives on Marxist Anthropology , (ed.) C. Fluehr-Lobban ( Minneapolis : MEP Publications ), 72 – 84

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Sam Pryke

of Physiology by first year graduate entry to medicine students: A feasibility study ’, Mede Publish 6 , no. 1 : 1 – 17 . . Szpunar , K. K. , Y. K. Novall and D. L. Schacter ( 2013

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The “Alternative for Germany”

Factors Behind its Emergence and Profile of a New Right-wing Populist Party

Frank Decker

conservative parliamentary group primarily made up of British Tory MEPs and representatives from the Polish Law and Justice Party—all of this against the expressed wishes of Angela Merkel who even approached David Cameron to make the case against allowing the

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It Was Not Meant to Be This Way

An Unfortunate Case of Anglo-Saxon Parochialism?

Tom Frost

identity have been cut off from their roots. We shall always look on Warsaw, Prague and Budapest as great European cities’ ( Thatcher 1988 ). In 2002, Conservative MEP Roger Helmer (who later defected to UKIP) stated that: Tory policy on enlargement is

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Leading through a Decade of Crisis—Not Bad, After All

Germany’s Leadership Demand and Followership Inclusion, 2008-2018

Valerio Alfonso Bruno and Giacomo Finzi

chancellor, Angela Merkel, is a member, said he trusted in the Italian constitution and its president. The leader of the socialist group, Udo Bullmann, a German mep , said Mattarella had done ‘a great job’ and had ‘safeguarded the future of the next