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News from Western Europe, Friday 31st May 2013

RESEARCH The journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy:  Special Issue: The cult of Mussolini in twentieth-century Italy The full journal can be accessed here.

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

RESEARCH Richard Rogers and the Digital Methods Initiative, Amsterdam: Right-Wing Formations in Europe and Their Countermeasures: An Online Mapping. ‘This report describes the findings from an online mapping of the populist right and right-wing extremism in Europe. By online mapping is meant a picture of the right according to the web. We have not correlated our findings with […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 24th April 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Islam Study: Young Muslims are well integrated. ‘In a study of 1000 Muslims in Austria are large differences in traditionalism and religiosity emerging from generation to generation. 16 percent of men think that their wife should definitely wear a headscarf. Young Muslims living in Austria well integrated, but can […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 5th April 2013

EUROPE Research – IRR: Can European security services and law enforcement agencies be entrusted with policing the far Right? ‘Far-right and neo-Nazi violence – on the increase across Europe – is the subject of ongoing research by the Institute of Race Relations which releases today an interim report on the security services’ approach to the far Right […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 2nd April 2013

EUROPE LSE EUROPP blog: ‘Crisis, What Crisis?’ On the Virtues of Muddling Through in European Politics. ‘There can be little doubt that the EU faces a political crisis. But is this really an existential crisis for the European project, as many claim? Writing in a personal capacity, Henry Radice argues that muddling through a serious crisis, however […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 28th March 2013

EUROPE Euro-Islam: Racism: Muslims are the people most affected by discrimination in Europe according to the 2012 ENAR report on discrimination in Europe. ‘Muslim citizens are most affected by episodes of discrimination in Europe. This is what emerges from the report on racism in the EU 2011-2012, published by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 27th March 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Asylum activists: Until 27 negative asylum decisions. ‘53 of the asylum seekers in the Servite are in primary care. 27 have not received a negative asylum decision. After weeks of protest in the Votive Church in Vienna in early March, of those 60 persons who moved into their new […]

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It ain’t over till it’s over: the normalization of Dutch populism?

The 2012 Dutch national election saw the far-right PVV loosing votes for the first time since its formation. Losing more than one-third of the voters from the 2010 election, the PVV is down to some ten per cent of the vote share. While the PVV is the election’s biggest loser in terms of total vote […]

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Dutch election results – international media reaction

The turnout in yesterday’s parliamentary election was the lowest since 1998 with 73.8%. The results with 95% of votes having been counted so far are: VVD 41 PvdA 39 PVV 15 SP 15 CDA 13 D66 12 CU 5 GL 3 SGP 3 PvdD 3 50+ 2. Here is some of the reaction from the international […]

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The Dutch Elections and the Eurosceptic Paradox

After a short but hectic election campaign the Dutch voter has spoken. And she has spoken very differently at the polls than in the opinion polls. Depending upon the polling agency, opinion polls from the last days were roughly 20 to 25 seats (out of 150!) wrong in their predictions. According to the first results, […]

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