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The Enduring Effect of Immigration Attitudes on Vote Choice

Evidence from the 2021 German Federal Election

Hannah M. Alarian

lower instances of salience may even predict public support for immigration. 21 Far-right, nativist parties such as the AfD are hence committed to increasing immigration's prominence as doing so can yield significant electoral benefits. 22 Yet

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Automobility and Oil Vulnerability

Unfairness as Critical to Energy Transitions

Ana Horta

cars, and increasing the network of public recharging and refueling stations for low-emission vehicles ( EC 2019 ). Among the many questions arising from these measures, one is what implications these can have for public support and acceptance of such

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Dumpster Diving for a Better World

Explaining Unconventional Protest and Public Support for Actions against Food Waste

Benedikt Jahnke and Ulf Liebe

Factorial Survey Experiments for Activists (n = 208) and the General Public Table 5 ■ Results of Two Factorial Survey Experiments on Support of and Participation in Dumpster Diving Activists General Public Support bivariate

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The Transformation of Party Leadership

Mauro Barisione

The fall of the government led by Silvio Berlusconi on 12 November

2011 followed the wave of unpopularity that had hit the prime minister

and leader of the Popolo della Libertà (PdL, People of Liberty) since

the beginning of the year. Decreasing confidence and satisfaction with

Berlusconi and his government had been evident in Italian public

opinion after the relative public support it enjoyed between 2008 and

2010. With a popularity rating below 30 percent, the prime minister

now lacked the necessary degree of consensus to legitimize and hold

on to the leadership of his government, as well as to make it credible

and effective on the international stage.

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Social Pressure in the Choice of Individual Religious Practice

Tatiana Bulgakova

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Social pressure has been one of the core factors affecting choices in religious practices among indigenous peoples of Siberia in the context of drastic contemporary changes. Until the mid-1990s, in some isolated groups with elders practicing shamanism an individual choice of religion operated in a traditional way. However, in the process of becoming a society open to external religious influences broadening religious and cultural communication has led to the popularization of new religious preferences within indigenous societies. In the course of these changes both religious praxis is changing along with the content of social pressure. Previously unanimous public support of traditional religious praxis is becoming a conflicted discourse concerning expanded religious choices.

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Exporting or Pulling Down?

The European Social Model and Eastern Enlargement of the EU

Gábor Juhász

This paper hypothesises that public support for the economic and political transformation in east-central Europe in 1989 was fuelled by enthusiasm for the reception of the (west) European Social Model, where the capitalist mode of production was combined with a high degree of social protection. In the first part of the article the author identifies the basic values of and the challenges to the European Social Model. Them he analyses the impact of the European Union on the transformation of east-central European social policy in the 1990s, and concludes that the negotiations concerning the accession of post-communist east-central European countries to the EU hardly contributed to the reception of the core values of the European Social Model in the new member states. Giving an overview of he social situation in the accession countries, the third part of the article calls the reader's attention to the alarming differences regarding the quality of life between the EU Fifteen and the new member states. In the final part, the author raises questions about the European Union's capacity to preserve the European Social Model, taking reactions of the members states to post-enlargement fears of social gaps between the east and west of Europe into consideration.

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Intelligence, Foreign Health Aid, and Bioterror Defence

Thomas May

Arguments for the provision of foreign aid to help relieve the blight of developing countries have traditionally centred on obligations of benevolence and a duty to help those less fortunate.1 However, the War on Terror has resulted in a significant shift in how foreign aid is perceived. International prosperity and stability are now recognized as key elements in a fight to ameliorate the conditions that give rise to terrorism. Public support for foreign aid in general, normally unpopular, has increased since 11 September 2001 due to greater public understanding of its role in combating terrorism.2 In particular, the need to address attitudes of foreign civilians toward the United States has become more widely recognized as a key component of efforts to reduce the ferment of the terrorist mindset. These strategies have assumed particular importance in light of the non-traditional nature of the threat posed by contemporary terrorism: a threat posed not by states or armies, but by individuals and groups who blend into, garner both the implicit and explicit support of, and are recruited from general civilian populations.

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Screened Women

Brian Bergen-Aurand

violence in the United States. Continued pressure from sports writers, activists, team owners, other male and female players, and fans has led the league to cancel the fines and switch to a position of publically supporting players’ protest actions. Finally

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Cues for Integration

Foreign Policy Beliefs and German Parliamentarians’ Support for European Integration

A. Burcu Bayram

that the economic benefits of integration and public support or integration affect elite attitudes. Since I only focus on German mp s’ support for integration, these factors are constant in my theoretical model. All German politicians face the same

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Denmark's Engagement in the Oslo Peace Process

Nir Levitan

support on each side. Although the peace camp in Israel was struggling to expand public support for the process, the Danish Foreign Minister believed that a normalization process between Israel and its neighbors would advance the peace process and