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From underdog to demagogue: the rise of populism through Trump, Hitler and Mussolini

From underdog to demagogue: the rise of populism through Trump, Hitler and Mussolini

From underdog to demagogue: the rise of populism through Trump, Hitler and Mussolini Vol. 3, no. 1, pages 34-52 Author: Vedika Luthra University College Utrecht Abstract In this essay, I examine the rise of populism in the context of Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in light of the cultural backlash theory. To do this, I compare propaganda in the form of Trump’s tweets with propaganda posters in Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy prior to World War II. I examine…

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The general anti-abuse rule of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive: how compliant is the Dutch fraus legis?

The general anti-abuse rule of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive: how compliant is the Dutch fraus legis?

The general anti-abuse rule of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive: how compliant is the Dutch fraus legis? Vol. 3, no. 1, pages 21-34 Author: Abigail Kennedy University College Utrecht Abstract The European general anti-abuse rule of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive has not seen specific implementation in the Netherlands, because the existing general anti-abuse rule of fraus legis would be sufficiently compliant. In this article I show that Dutch courts will still have to make some adjustments to their application of fraus legis….

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How did Eva Peron contribute to Juan Peron’s success in consolidating and retaining power during the Peronist Era 1943-1955?

How did Eva Peron contribute to Juan Peron’s success in consolidating and retaining power during the Peronist Era 1943-1955?

How did Eva Peron contribute to Juan Peron’s success in consolidating and retaining power during the Peronist Era 1943-1955? Vol. 3, no. 1, pages 14-21 Author: Mouesanao Kandjoze University College Utrecht Abstract The emergence of a neglected working-class (the Descamisados) after the Great Depression became an optimal environment for Juan Peron’s rise to power, with Eva Peron by his side. Schools of thought rationalise that Eva’s tenacity, forcefulness, and use of acting skills were key in coercing masses of Descamisados to rally…

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Which man does the suit make?

Which man does the suit make?

Which man does the suit make? Examining the role of the suit in shaping and challenging hegemonic masculinity in western culture Vol. 3, no. 1, pages 7-13 Author: Martin Crasborn University College Utrecht Abstract This paper conducts a symbolic analysis of the two-piece suit as an icon of western hegemonic masculinity. By tracing the garment’s historical root to 16th the century England, and the rise of protestant sartorial ideals that shaped it visually, it constructs a narrative of the way…

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Liraglutide forms an effective treatment for high blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Liraglutide forms an effective treatment for high blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Liraglutide forms an effective treatment for high blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus A comparison of GLP-1 agonists liraglutide and albiglutide in terms of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and clinical relevance. Vol. 2, no. 2, pages 35-48 Authors: Aashika Ravi, Isha Mol, Marnix van de Sande and Matthew Tan University College Utrecht Abstract This drug review compares two glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists liraglutide and albiglutide. GLP-1 agonists are a common second-line treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Drugs in…

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The diachrony of gender and the interface of semantic and lexical gender in the Dutch language

The diachrony of gender and the interface of semantic and lexical gender in the Dutch language

The diachrony of gender and the interface of semantic and lexical gender in the Dutch language Vol. 2, no. 2, pages 26-34 Author:   Abigail Lambert University College Utrecht Abstract The application of gender in Indo-European languages is notoriously arbitrary. This is particularly typical of the Dutch language. No single rule defines the way in which gender is determined or structured. Many factors interplay to create the Dutch grammar we have today, yet even these rules are arbitrary to a…

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Enceladus: the search for life on Saturn’s moon

Enceladus: the search for life on Saturn’s moon

Enceladus: the search for life on Saturn’s moon Vol. 2, no. 2, pages 20-25 Author:  Nour Khairi University College Utrecht Abstract This paper reviews and synthesizes various studies into the geologically active moon Enceladus in Saturn’s diverse satellite system. Data from the Cassini mission are the main source for these studies as they provide the chemical composition of Enceladus’ famous plumes or jets which can indicate the extent of Enceladus’ habitability. The hydrothermal vents responsible for Enceladus’ jets are possibly…

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Managing the masses and handling history

Managing the masses and handling history

Managing the masses and handling history: how Auschwitz-Birkenau handles mass tourism Vol. 2, no. 1, pages 23-41 Author:  Anne-Sophie Halbertsma University College Utrecht Abstract How ‘difficult heritage’ sites renegotiate their identity when confronted with mass tourism is examined through a case study of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland. Ethical, marketing/promotional, interpretational, and managerial dimensions are considered. Marketing strategies focusing on entertainment exploit and trivialise the heritage site, although sometimes augmenting engagement, and reformulating norms and values. Moreover, the viewpoint of the villagers living…

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Drugs and development in Afghanistan

Drugs and development in Afghanistan

Drugs and development in Afghanistan Vol. 2, no. 1, pages 42-52 Author:  Jelte Schievels University College Utrecht Abstract How does opium cultivation affect development in Afghanistan? This paper argues opium cultivation strengthens insurgency groups and as a result threatens state-building and government authority; essential ingredients for successful development. I analyse this relationship by using data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) Georeferenced Event Dataset, which includes geocoded data about fatalities as a result of the ongoing fights between pro-government…

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