Monthly Archives: December 2015

Polish Politics in 2015: All the Power to the Right

On 25th October 2015, exactly ten years and one month after its first electoral victory, Law and Justice (PiS), Poland’s main opposition party, not only regained power but its electoral committee, composed also of three other minor parties (i.e. United Poland, Poland Together, and the Right-wing of the Republic), obtained an absolute majority of ...

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Religious Threat and the Re-re-thinking of Secularism: Why Citizens Fear Muslim Immigration

With terrorist attacks by Islamist groups, the recent refugee crisis or the continuing rise of rightwing populist parties filling the headlines, it is obvious that political conflict over Muslim immigration has advanced to a central challenge in almost all European democracies. Overcoming this challenge requires, at least in part, that ...

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