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From Assimilation to Integration from Separation to Marginalisation

From Assimilation to Integration
from Separation to Marginalisation

The process of social, psychological, and cultural change and the risk factors for acculturative stress due to immigration.

By Wolfgang Geissler

“From a historical viewpoint, it makes no difference whether it was Abraham, who projected this experience onto an imaginary Jehovah or a real Jehovah who proposed it to Abraham. 

The Premier League in times of Corona

The Premier League in times of Corona

by Christian Steiner

Just like more or less every football league in Europe, the English Premier League was forced into taking a break in the middle of March with Leicester City's 4-0 victory against relegation threatened Aston Villa on the 9th of March being the final match for over three months.

Mission Impossible for Politics?

Is there a way to succeed for politicians in times of crisis?

by Jochen Ressel

“Politik ist die Kunst des Möglichen” said the German statesman Otto von Bismarck once – a quote which can be translated only in a humbling way: „Politics is the art of the possible.” But is there anything possible at all for politics in times of crisis, as we experience them right now? Is there any way for politicians to succeed on a broad scale, or only from the perspective of a few, sharing the same opinion?

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