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Desperately Seeking Understanding: A New Perspective on Multiculturalism

, Western Europeans demonstrate acceptance of Muslims as their fellow citizens, and even as members of their families, as evidenced by a series of surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center between 2015 and 2017 in 34 Western, Central, and Eastern European countries ( “Eastern and Western Europeans Differ¼” 2018 ). More than a half of Western members of the EU say they would accept a Muslim into their family. The percentage of those who say so in the top five EU countries with the biggest Muslim population varies between 60% and 90% ( Table 2 ). Table 2 Would

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Securitization of the Migration Crisis and Islamophobic Rhetoric: The 2016 Slovak Parliamentary Elections as a Case Study

. “Migration in Slovakia.” 2018. International Organization of Migration Slovakia . February 16, 2018. come from the neighboring countries, Czech, Austrian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Hungarian citizens. following ca. 30% migrants from South-Eastern European countries, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Russia. and there is also a small Asian migrant community. Vietnam, Thailand, China, South Korea. In accordance with the newest data on migration as delivered by Eurostat, Slovakia has the lowest number (1.4) of migrants

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“Roma” Label: The Deconstructed and Reconceptualized Category within the Pentecostal and Charismatic Pastoral Discourse in Contemporary Slovakia

that the “We” and “They” categories in social praxis are not only seen in primordialist imagery, they are ascribed also a qualitative and moral dimension on the basis of the asymmetric or directly dualistic principle. In this way, the category “I”/“We” (mine/ours) often merges with the perception of the category of (the only) good, correct, nice and normal. When speaking about Gypsies in Central and Eastern Europe, we cannot omit the historical and contemporary contexts of ethnopolitical praxis, which are different from those in Western Europe. Without explaining

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Ethnic Identity of Kazakhstani Russians: The Dynamics of Change and the Place of Russia as a Kin State

, Kazakhstan: unfulfilled promise , Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington. Olcott M.B. 2002 Kazakhstan: unfulfilled promise Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington Pavlenko, A. 2008, “Russian in Post-Soviet Countries”, Russian Linguistics , vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 59-80. 10.1007/s11185-007-9020-1 Pavlenko A. 2008 “Russian in Post-Soviet Countries” Russian Linguistics vol. 32 no. 1 59 80 Peyrouse, S. 2007, “Nationhood and the minority question in Central Asia. The Russians in Kazakhstan”, Europe-Asia Studies , vol

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Language Differentiation of Ukraine’s Population

, (2) village dialect surzhyk, (3) Sovietized-Ukrainian surzhyk, (4) urban bilinguals’ surzhyk, and (5) post-independence surzhyk ( Bilaniuk 2004 ). It is more often used by ethnic Ukrainians (14%) than by ethnic Russians (5%). Furthermore, surveys show significant regional differences in the use of surzhyk: from 2.5% in the Western and 9.6% in the Eastern region to as much as 21.6% in the East-Central region ( Khmelko 2004 ). Generally, the population of Ukraine mainly speak Ukrainian and Russian. Bilingualism risks and language bipolarity in Ukraine The

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Parameters of the Transition from a Cultural to a Political Program by the Czech and Slovak Elites in the Mid-19th Century

Introduction Aside from looking at political history, any examination of the politicization of bourgeois elites needs to pay particular attention to the history of ideas and political thought too. Looking at it from a Central European perspective, this approach has a strong tradition, especially in Poland and Hungary, partly also in Slovakia, but not in the Czech lands. This is yet another reason why we need to build on analytical works within political theory (e.g., works of the Slovak philosopher Tibor Pichler ) See especially Pichler Tibor , Etnos a

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The Arabic Language: A Latin of Modernity?

English by Jonathan Wright] Laverstock Aflame Almási, Gábor and Šubarić, Lav, eds. 2015. Latin at the Crossroads of Identity: The Evolution of Linguistic Nationalism in the Kingdom of Hungary (Ser: Central and Eastern Europe, Vol 5). Leiden: Brill. Almási Gábor Šubarić Lav 2015 Latin at the Crossr oads of Identity: The Evolution of Linguistic Nationalism in the Kingdom of Hungary Ser: Central and Eastern Europe 5 Leiden Brill Amin, Hussein. 1996. Egypt and the Arab World in the Satellite Age (pp 103-126). In: John Sinclair, Elizabeth Jacka, Stuart Cunningham, eds

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A Bridge to the Past: Public Memory and Nostalgia for the Communist Times in Modern Georgia

-communist countries became a Petri cup for studying collective memory and nostalgia, as the changes in political and social system happened quite recently and were dramatic enough to conceptualize nostalgia and analyze the variety of forms it may take. Majority of the research is dedicated to Eastern Germany, and its Ostalgie, ex-Yugoslavia’s Yugonostalgia, and other Central European and Balkan countries. However, Georgia has its specific type of nostalgia that developed and existed in a completely different context. In Georgia, nostalgic feelings contradict the official narrative

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Anti-Islamism without Moslems: Cognitive Frames of Czech Antimigrant Politics

, 242), coupled with feelings of risk, danger, and threat. Increasing number of refugees in 2015 led temporally to the increasing coverage of issues related to migrants or Islam by the Czech media. The tenor of the news was negative, and the media used the concept of “othering” of the migrants ( Burešová and Sedláková 2016 ). It is therefore not surprising that the anti-Islam and antimigrant rhetoric is used by extremist politicians and their parties. This is a phenomenon typical for use in the toolbox of recent far-right parties in both Western and Central Europe

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The Troubled Pasts of Hungarian and German Minorities in Slovakia and Their Representation in Museums

What is forgotten need not necessarily be lost forever . Aleida Assmann Introduction Central Europe and its diverse societies faced significant border changes and political regime shifts during the 20th century. Ethnically, nationally, or religiously defined groups of people found themselves fluctuating between favored and disadvantaged social positions, at times identifying with the majority and at other times identifying as minority. The cases of German and Hungarian populations in the territory of today’s Slovakia were no exception. After the end of

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