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

Introduction The last parliamentary elections have brought some surprising results, with scholars characterizing them as causing “a political earthquake” in the Slovak parliamentary system (Rybář, Spáč 2016). Oľga Gyarfášová and Martin Slosiarik argued that constitutional changes caused the volatile and unstable voters’ behavior ( Gyarfášová, Slosiarik 2016 ). In her study, Aneta Világi analyzed political behavior of young voters who strongly supported populist and extreme right parties ( Világi 2016 ). As I see it, the 2016 Slovak general elections were

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Populism in the Early Parliamentary Election for Members in the Croatian Parliament in 2016

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Based on the previously published researches of the phenomenon of populism and its presence in the Republic of Croatia, and using methodological contents analyis matrix, which has been developed by B. Šalaj and M. Grbeša Zenzerović, this paper deals with the research of the presence of populism in the early Parliamentary election held in 2016. The researches of the phenomenon of populism have been intensified on both local and global level, and populism, as a concept, is becoming increasingly present in social and political discourse. However, everyone and everything is then easily classified as populistic. In the context of the Republic of Croatia, which has been through numerous state orders throughout its political history, this paper is going to examine if there was populism, as an aspect of political action, in the 2016 elections, and it is going to potentially identify the political actors, who have been using populistic features in their political careers. Furthermore, it is going to examine which kind of populism it is.

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Two Dogs Fight and a Third Grabs the Bone. Reasons for the Electoral Success of Unexpected Candidates – the Croatian Political Scene after the Last Two Parliamentary Election Cycles (2015–2016)

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Logics of the Icelandic Hybrid Media System
Snapchat and media-use before the 2016 and 2017 Althing elections

competition? Assessing the impact of the Web on election campaigning. Political Studies, 63(3): 529-547. Guðmundsson, B. (2014). New realities of political communications in Iceland and Norway. Nodicum- Mediterraneum, 9(1). Retrieved from http://nome.unak.is/wordpress/09-1/c60article/new-realities-ofpolitical-communications-in-iceland-and-norway/ [accessed 2019, January 4]. Guðmundsson, B. (2016). New media: Opportunity for new and small parties? Political communication before the parliamentary elections in Iceland in 2013. Icelandic Review

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The Myth of the Angry Voters: Parliamentary Election in Slovak Republic

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Voting Behavior in Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia

References Hanus, M., 2016. Konzervatívny denník Postoj: Prízrak hnedého župana. [online] February 29, 2016. Available at: https://www.postoj.sk/11321/prizrak-hnedeho-zupana [Accessed April 14, 2016]. Krejčí, O., 2004. Politická psychologie. Praha: Ekopress. Polonský, D., 2000. Úvod do sociologického výskumu. Topoľčany: Primaprint.

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Specifics of Communication in Lithuanian Voting Campaigns, 2012-2016

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Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Brexit Referendum and Post-Referendum Events on Selected Stock Exchange Indexes

References Bank of England. 2015. EU membership and the Bank of England, Bank of England Report, London: Bank of England, http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/speeches/2015/euboe211015.pdf Accessed December 22, 2017. Beck, M. 2016. Brexit and FDI, in: Assessing the Economic Implications of Brexit. Oxford Economics Research Program, 26-30, http://www.oxfordeconomics.com/brexit Accessed October 25, 2017. Belke, A., Dubova, I. and T. Osowski. 2016. Policy Uncertainty and International Financial

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The Perception of National Security in Georgia

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This article examines how the on-going confrontation between Russia and the West affects perceptions of security in Georgia. Our angle is twofold: in addition to comparing previous National Security Concepts of Georgia we examine both governmental and public perceptions of security in the light of Georgia’s foreign policy priorities, its relationship with neighbouring countries and conflict resolution policy. Since Georgia declares 20 per cent of its territory to be occupied, the article focuses particularly on the crisis in Ukraine and its effect on security debates in Georgia. As the upcoming parliamentary elections in Georgia in autumn 2016 are highly important to maintain the current foreign policy course and secure achievements, the paper also tries to answer how these global and regional developments may be interpreted and reflected in the next National Security Concept of Georgia (whenever it might be published).

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Possible Capture of Votes Fraud in 2015 Local Election in Albania

References Beber, B. and Scacco, A. (2012) ‘What the Numbers Say: A Digit-Based Test for Election Fraud’, Political Analysis, 20(2), pp. 211-234. doi: 10.1093/pan/mps003. Benford, F. The law of anomalous numbers, Proc Am PhilosoSoc 78:551-572), 1938 Bërdufi, D. (January 2014). Statistical Detection of Vote Count Fraud (2009 Albanian Parliamentary Election and Benford’s Law). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, MCSER Publishing, Rome - Italy, Vol 5 No 2. KQZ. Zgjedhjet vendore 2015, Numri i

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