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Two of the Same Kind?

The Rise of the AfD and its Implications for the CDU/CSU

Matthias Dilling

csu have suffered from the advent of the AfD, considering the latter a primary threat to the Christian Democrats ignores the complexity of the AfD’s platform, electorate, and internal factionalism. In a first step, I argue that the AfD has

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How to Scale Factional Divisions in Conflict Situations

Finding Perpetrators and Switchboard Operators in Post-Authoritarian Argentina

Antonius C.G.M. Robben

In conducting fieldwork among perpetrators of state violence, it is a major methodological problem to gain access to competing factions within the research population. Ethnographers often succeed in finding access to at least one faction but this successful rapport might then immediately close off other factions that mistrust the ethnographer’s politics, intentions, or alleged sympathies. The ethnographic challenge is to find intermediaries or switchboard operators, as they are called in this article, who have established informal channels of communication between hostile factions. Switchboard operators have the following characteristics: discretion, neutrality, lack of formal power, disinterestedness, trustworthiness, and they act as a conduit of communication. This article describes how switchboard operators were located in Argentina, and how they played a crucial role in my fieldwork among a broad spectrum of military perpetrators who had terrorized the Argentine people between 1976 and 1983 with enforced disappearances and state repression.

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Mark Chou and Jean-Paul Gagnon

Recent years have seen democratic governments face a variety of challenges from both within and without. Endogenously, many established democracies have become pockmarked by factionalism, polarization, fearmongering, and populism. Exogenously

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This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

Joseph Khoury

more similarities than differences. It is political pragmatism in the extreme. For the Turks, this approach allowed them to exploit divisions between Catholics and Lutherans on the continent, factionalism that very well suited Elizabeth and her cabinet

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Some Senses of Pan-Africanism from the South

Christopher Allsobrook

enable co-option and factionalism. Throughout these contributions there is consistent emphasis on the public duty of the Pan-African intellectual to lead the epistemic emancipation that underpins all effective effort toward self-reliant social

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Three Concepts of Tyranny in Western Medieval Political Thought

Cary J. Nederman

from the other. 41 In effect, the distinction collapses. A political context stimulated Bartolous's views, namely, the factionalism that infected many of the Italian cities of his day. In a tract concerning factionalism, entitled De Guelphis et

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Cultural Heritage Across European Borders

Bridges or Walls?

Philip McDermott and Sara McDowell

a powerful entity capable of superseding nationalism and factionalism and of building bridges. Thus, the articles evidence the multi-dimensional ways in which heritage can both reconcile and antagonise. However, what is clear in all the cases is that

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The Case of South Africa

The Societal Impact of COVID-19

Krish Chetty

prolonged corruption and incompetent management. However, Habib (2021) also highlights how factions have taken advantage of these frustrations to mobilize people into a state of unrest. The factionalism within the African National Congress (ANC, the ruling

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Dynamics of Multidimensional Interaction

The Beijing Upheaval of 1989 Revisited

Rilly Chen and Fei Yan

Pursuing a Good Idea . London : Random House . Rosen , Stanley . 1982 . Red Guard Factionalism and the Cultural Revolution in Guangzhou (Canton) . Boulder, CO : Westview Press . Schilling , George A. 1889 . “ History of the labor movement in

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The Alternative for Germany from Breakthrough toward Consolidation?

A Comparative Perspective on Its Organizational Development

E. Gene Frankland

elected, but factionalism, personality conflicts, and a lack of coordination of protest actions continued. The Pirates won 1.4 percent of Germany's votes in the May 2014 European Parliament election. Yet, thanks to the Federal Constitutional Court's ruling