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The “Alternative for Germany”

Factors Behind its Emergence and Profile of a New Right-wing Populist Party

Frank Decker

Promise. The Populist Moment in America (New York, 1976). 4 See David Bebnowski, Die Alternative für Deutschland. Aufstieg und gesellschaftliche Repräsentanz einer rechten populistischen Partei (Wiesbaden, 2015), 19 ff. 5 See Frank Decker, “Follow-up to

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Steven Weldon and Hermann Schmitt

Europe has been hit by a global financial crisis, and so has Germany. This crisis is associated, among European Union citizens, with the degree of support for European integration: those who are skeptical about the Euro and the debt crises in parts of the Eurozone tend also to be skeptical about European integration more generally. Our main question in this article is whether the pledges of political parties (as issued in their election manifestos) can add to our understanding of electoral choices in Germany. Relating German election results to the German data provided by the Comparative Manifesto Project MRG/CMP/MARPOR research tradition, our expectation is that political parties' European pledges have been irrelevant for the vote over half a century. Now that the European Union is rapidly moving in its postfunctional phase, the election of 2013 is expected to mark a turning point in that regard.

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A New Blue-Collar Force

The Alternative for Germany and the Working Class

Philipp Adorf

Eurosceptic Party for Germany?”, West European Politics 38, no. 3 (2015): 535–556, doi: 10.1080/01402382.2015.1004230 . 41 See Robert Grimm, “The rise of the German Eurosceptic party Alternative für Deutschland, between ordoliberal critique and popular

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Two of the Same Kind?

The Rise of the AfD and its Implications for the CDU/CSU

Matthias Dilling

Franzmann (see note 2), 27–28, 34. 14 Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, “Euro-Kritik, Wirtschaftspessimismus und Einwanderungsskepsis. Hintergründe des Beinah-Wahlerfolges der Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) bei der Bundestagswahl 2013,” Zeitschrift für

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Samuel Salzborn

The relatively new party known as the Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, AfD) and its relationship to right-wing extremism has been the subject of a great deal of intensive discussion among political and social scientists. While

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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 German

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Renaissance of the New Right in Germany?

A Discussion of New Right Elements in German Right-wing Extremism Today

Samuel Salzborn

demonstration strategy—that helped reestablish public awareness of New Right positions. On the other hand, there emerged a new right-wing party called the Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, AfD) that formally dissociated itself from neo Nazism

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Pegida as a European Far-Right Populist Movement

Helga Druxes and Patricia Anne Simpson

-right populist party, the Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, AfD) and other political organizations of the New Right. After its initial success in fall 2014, Pegida was subsequently beset by leadership struggles, leading to the resignation of

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“Montag ist wieder Pegida-Tag!”

Pegida’s Community Building and Discursive Strategies

Helga Druxes

Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, AfD), and still commands over 160,000 Facebook likes. During the first round of mayoral elections in Dresden in June 2015, their lead candidate Tatjana Festerling achieved 9.6 percent and as much as 28

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Investing in Early Crisis Relief or Reelection?

Comparing German Party Responses to the Euro Crisis

Alexandra Hennessy

Zeitgeist,” Government and Opposition 39, no. 4 (2004): 542–563. 59 Alexander Häusler, Horst Teubert, and Rainer Roeser, Die “Alternative für Deutschland”—eine rechtspopulistische Partei? Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Düsseldorf, (2013). 60 Konrad Adam, “Wer