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David Art

’s anti-immigrant turn, the extremists (they would no doubt prefer the term national populists) within the AfD had out-maneuvered the moderates like Lucke. Frauke Petry, a businesswoman with no previous political experience who learned of the AfD through a

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This Was the One for Me

AfD Women's Origin Stories

Christina Xydias

/1 3.7% – 0.0370 (0.190) 0/1 † This includes Frauke Petry and Verena Hartmann, because they were elected into the Bundestag with the AfD. †† Women's birthyear is statistically significantly later than men's, p < 0.094 (1-tailed t

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Two of the Same Kind?

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

Matthias Dilling

. While Lucke and Henkel wooed market-liberal voters, Adam, Frauke Petry, and Alexander Gauland reached out to social conservatives. 56 Nevertheless, defecting to the AfD quickly became an unappealing option for dissatisfied Christian Democrats as the AfD

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The “Alternative for Germany”

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

Frank Decker

and preferred an economically liberal orientation for the AfD, the “national-conservative” wing headed by Frauke Petry and Gauland sought to play up “identity politics,” favoring a more aggressively populist appeal to voters. Along with immigration

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“Montag ist wieder Pegida-Tag!”

Pegida’s Community Building and Discursive Strategies

Helga Druxes

overtly xenophobic AfD under the leadership of Björn Höcke and Frauke Petry achieved between 12.6 percent in Rhineland-Palatinate, 15.1 percent in Baden-Württemberg, and 24.2 percent in Saxony-Anhalt—this rapid increase after infighting in its leadership

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The Race for Third

Small Parties in the 2017 Bundestag Election

David F. Patton

multiculturalism and multilingualism. The party reaffirmed this stance in its 2017 election program. Its earlier economic liberalism receded while its opposition to immigration and Islam moved front and center. Co-chair Frauke Petry, who had led the national

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Thomas Klikauer

on refugees is the support for ex-AfD boss Frauke Petry’s idea to “shoot refugees at Germany’s borders.” (73) Much of this is linked to the AfD’s conspiratorial belief that Germany is surrounded by enemies and evildoers. These nemeses, so many AfD

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The End of the European Honeymoon?

Refugees, Resentment and the Clash of Solidarities

Siobhan Kattago

are the self-proclaimed ‘children of Merkel’. Moreover, the party leader, Frauke Petry is a polished youthful figure of the new right ( Meaney 2016 ). In addition to populist parties at the national level, far-right wing groups formed their own

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Pegida as a European Far-Right Populist Movement

Helga Druxes and Patricia Anne Simpson

now appeared that Pegida’s agenda and membership had been absorbed by the AfD, which had in the meantime also undergone a schism and shifted dramatically to the right under the new leadership of Frauke Petry and Björn Höcke. Nonetheless, the refugee

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David F. Patton

chit-chat over coffee in a local assembly.” 46 For its part, the AfD showed scant interest in joining a government or in building bridges to its competitors. Co-chair Frauke Petry had introduced a motion at the 2017 AfD party congress that proposed a