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Antisemitism in the “Alternative for Germany” Party

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

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The Alternative for Germany from Breakthrough toward Consolidation?

A Comparative Perspective on Its Organizational Development

E. Gene Frankland

-first century new challengers of the established five party system of moderate pluralism have emerged: the Pirates (Piratenpartei) and the Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, or AfD). These newcomers were not launched as ideological fringe

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Germany's Secret Service Investigates the Alternative for Germany

Thomas Klikauer and Kathleen Webb Tunney

observation of the AfD can be said to remain unavoidable. Notes 1 Thomas Klikauer, “Germany's New Right-wing - Populist Party—the Alternative for Germany,” Czech Journal of Political Science 25, no. 3 (2018): 250-269. 2 Personal Email

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The “Alternative for Germany”

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

Frank Decker

party at the national level. 2 The rise of the euro(pe)skeptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) has changed this. Having come up just short of crossing the five percent threshold in the 2013 federal election, the newcomer achieved its first remarkable

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Party-Political Responses to the Alternative for Germany in Comparative Perspective

David F. Patton

In September 2017, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) became the first far-right party to join the Bundestag in nearly seventy years. Against the backdrop of Germany's Nazi past, the AfD's advance has been troubling for Germany's established

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A Post-Truth Campaign?

The Alternative for Germany in the 2019 European Parliament Elections

Maximilian Conrad

-truth politics has focused on the blatant lies of Donald Trump, the phenomenon is characteristic of populist politics in other settings as well, with Germany being no exception. This article analyzes the Alternative for Germany (AfD)'s campaign for the 2019

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The Left Party Thirty Years After Unification

Losing its Identity?

Jonathan Olsen

nevertheless disappointing 8.6 percent of the vote. Meanwhile a new party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD), appeared on the horizon. Although the AfD failed to clear the 5 percent hurdle in 2013, it began to find resonance after it turned more sharply to the

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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

(Alternative for Germany, AfD) that formally dissociated itself from neo Nazism. These two areas, however, also reflected substantial differences of opinion within the New Right scene (and still do), because there are clear contradictions between a strategy

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Catalysts for Change

Small Parties in the 2021 Bundestag Election

David F. Patton

Alliance 90/The Greens, the fdp , the Alternative for Germany (AfD), and the Left Party (Die Linke). No Small Matter In post-war West Germany, the large parties presented their smaller rivals as a source of political instability. Konrad Adenauer, a

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Pointing Fingers at the Media?

Coverage of the 2017 Bundestag Election

Alexander Beyer and Steven Weldon

The 2017 Bundestag election likely will long be remembered as a pivotal moment in German politics. 1 The far-right and openly anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, AfD) not only entered parliament for the first