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Shadow Memorial Diplomacy: The Ronald Reagan Centennial Year in Central and Eastern Europe

), the Ronald Reagan Centennial celebrations were used to shore up the American alliance in Central and Eastern Europe. Unlike that display, the Centennial was not driven by current U.S. government officials, and it articulated responses to threats beyond terrorism. Ostensibly a year’s worth of programming to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Reagan’s birth in 2011, the Centennial’s message was a transatlantic call for standing firm against not only terrorism but also Russian encroachment on the region. This article argues that because of the status of its drivers and

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Editorial: Reflections on Islamophobia in Central and Eastern Europe

exceptional” ( Kaya 2015 , 452). This is debatable or even disputable for western scholars, however, his criticism can be fully applied to the scarce number of academic works on Islamophobia issued so far in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). * * * As for the CEE context, apart from Russia, post-Soviet areas and the Balkans, there was scarce evidence of scholarly interest and literature on Islamophobia there until recently. Ivan Kalmar commented on the very recent situation as follows: Although the severity of the Islamophobia evidenced in the response of the political

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The Selection of Party Leaders in Poland: Democratisation of Rules and Predictability of Results

: experience of Canadian parties’. Party Politics . Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 211-224. Chiru, M. and Gherghina, S. (2012). ‘Keeping the doors closed: leadership selection in post-communist Romania’. East European Politics & Societies . Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 510-537. Chiru, M. and Gherghina, S. (2014). ‘Let’s not risk too much: the selection of party leaders in Romania’. In: Pilet, J. B., Cross, W. eds. The Selection of Political Party Leaders in Contemporary Parliamentary Democracies . London: Routledge, pp.141-155. Colomé, G. and Nieto L. L. (1993). ‘The

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Contemporary Religiosity and the Absence of Solidarity With Those in Need

-asia/poland/report-poland/ (accessed 2/6/2018). While at first glance, the religious affiliation of the population of the four countries differs dramatically, ranging from those characterized as predominantly religious (Poland and Slovakia) to those understood as secular (the Czech Republic and Hungary), See, for example, “Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe,” Pew Research Centre, 10 May 2017, (accessed 4/6/2018). the political rhetoric “justifying” the fears frequently includes a claim to be upholding

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The Challenge of Postsecularism

, Religion and Culture in Postsecular Society (Faenza, 13-14 May 2011)”, PECOB—Portal of East Central and Balkan Europe . Stoeckl Kristina. 2011 Working paper “Defining the Postsecular.” In Document Collection of the Italian-Russian Workshop “Politics, Religion and Culture in Postsecular Society (Faenza, 13-14 May 2011)”, PECOB—Portal of East Central and Balkan Europe

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Secular Formatting of the Sacred: Human Rights and the Question of Secularization and Re-Sacralization

coined by Max Weber and used in order to describe a long historical development toward a more natural and secular understanding of the world, from the prophets of the Old Testament up to the modern critique of religion. However, Joas takes issue with the description of a one-way development toward a secular modern world, when it comes to religion as well as politics. On the one hand, Europe has seen a significant decrease in religious observance (often referred to as “secularization”), but morality has not collapsed although Christianity lost influence and authority

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Challenges of the Illiberal Democracy in Hungary. Some Aspects to the 2018 Elections

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Mechanisms of Europeanisation and Compliance in Judicial Politics: Understanding the Past and Anticipating the Future

References Bodnar, A. & Bojarski, L. (2011) ‘Judicial Independence in Poland’, in Anja Seibert-Fohr (ed.), Judicial Independence in Transition , Springer. Bobek, Michal 2007. ‘Iudex Ex Machina : Institutional and Mental Transitions of Central and Eastern European Judiciairies’, in Coman Ramona and Jean-Michel De Waele (eds.), Judicial Reforms in Central and Eastern European Countries , Brugge: Vanden Broele. Brusis, M. 2005. European Union enlargement and the Europeanization of Eastern Europe: research puzzles and policy issues. In: Z

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Co-Creation of Public Services in Poland in Statu Nascendi. A Case Study on Senior Co-Housing Policy at the Urban Level

References Adamczyk D. (2009), Starzenie się społeczeństwa polskiego wyzwaniem dla zrównoważonego rozwoju. [in:] Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Śląskiej, No, 106, 105–113. Arundel A., Casali L., Hollanders H. (2015), How European public sector agencies innovate: The use of bottom-up, policy-dependent and knowledge-scanning innovation methods . [in:] Research Policy, No. 44, 1271–1282. Austen A. (2016), Kapitał społeczny w procesie współtworzenia usług publicznych . [in:] Zarządzanie i Finanse, Journal of Management and Finance, 14, No. 3

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