The publication of this special issue would not have been possible without the timely and constructive feedback from our peer reviewers – we are grateful for their invaluable evaluations. Furthermore, the editors would like to thank Ken Weisbrode (Ankara) from New Global Studies for his great support during the publication process; the copy editors for their thorough work and patience; Daniela Hettstedt (Basel) for agreeing to act as the clearinghouse of the whole project; Cornelia Knab (Basel) for her critical eye. We are furthermore indebted to Madeleine Herren (Basel) and Roland Wenzlhuemer (Heidelberg) for their spiritual guidance to our academic endeavors preceding this publication. Last but by no means least, we wish to express our gratitude towards all contributors.
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