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Cause or Consequence?

The Alternative for Germany and Attitudes toward Migration Policy

Hannah M. Alarian

Few policies are as connected to the rise of the far right as migration. Even in Germany where nationalistic politics are highly stigmatized, the far-right, Alternative for Germany (AfD) has proven successful in linking itself with nativist

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Coalition Politics in Crisis?

The German Party System Before and After the 2017 Federal Election

Frank Decker and Philipp Adorf

on the far right that had previously been filled by the Free Democrats ( fdp ) before their parliamentary exit in 2013, were now given to the Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) parliamentary group whose members thus sit merely a few feet away from the

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Kan-di(e)-dat?

Unpacking Gender Images across Angela Merkel’s Four Campaigns for the Chancellorship, 2005–2017

Joyce Marie Mushaben

increasingly misogynistic and xenophobic Alternative for Germany (AfD). The study begins with a brief assessment of the changing nature of German election campaigns, heavily influenced by the post-unification shift to a multiparty system. Next, I review major

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Radical Right-Wing Populists in Parliament

Examining the Alternative for Germany in European Context

Lars Rensmann

Following the long-term rise and recent electoral boost of radical-right populist parties across Europe, the Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, AfD) became the third strongest party in the 2017 general elections for the

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Merkeldämmerung

Eric Langenbacher

noticed. Various international crises bubble up periodically, but nothing has been too dramatic. Syria? Brexit? Trump? The Alternative for Germany (AfD)? The economy chugs along nicely. Holidays in Mallorca, Rügen, and the Salzkammergut are as popular as

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This Was the One for Me

AfD Women's Origin Stories

Christina Xydias

The author thanks Louise Davidson-Schmich, organizers and participants in the German Studies Association 2018 seminar entitled “The Rise of the Alternative for Germany and the Transformation of German Politics,” colleagues in Bucknell University

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Pulling up the Drawbridge

Anti-Immigrant Attitudes and Support for the Alternative for Germany among Russian-Germans

Michael A. Hansen and Jonathan Olsen

Alternative for Germany (AfD). Various news outlets, for example, have suggested that there has been a “turn towards the radical right” in the Russian-German community; 5 that the “fiercest devotees” of the AfD are ethnic German migrants from the former

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Using Popular Culture to Trace and Assess Political Change

Niko Switek

the German party system. The right-populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) entered the Bundestag again after their first entry in 2017, implying—for the first time since 1949—the establishment and sustained parliamentary presence of a party on the

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Understanding Germany’s Short-lived “Culture of Welcome”

Images of Refugees in Three Leading German Quality Newspapers

Maximilian Conrad and Hugrún Aðalsteinsdóttir

and contributed to the sudden rise of the increasingly xenophobic “Alternative for Germany” domestically. Merkel’s position, taken in opposition even to certain circles within her Christian Democratic Union ( cdu ) as well as the Christian Social Union

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Christiane Lemke

Alternative for Germany in European Context,” German Politics and Society 36, no. 3 (2018): 41–73. 9 The concept of “othering” has been widely used in the social sciences. See e.g. Lajos Brons, “Othering. An Analysis,” Transcience 6, no. 1 (2015): 69