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A Hybrid Form of a Populist Right Movement

Ina Schmidt

This article argues that the German Pegida movement has developed into a hybrid form of a populist right movement by connecting different, nontraditional streams of activism from the radical right. This special type of populism emerged in the

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Pegida in Parliament?

Explaining the Failure of Pegida in Austria

Farid Hafez

Introduction “ I n Austria, from the very beginning, the fpö has been the real Pegida.” This was the comment by the far-right leader Heinz Christian Strache about the organization Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident

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A Clash of Civilizations?

Pegida and the Rise of Cultural Nationalism

David N. Coury

Introduction In October 2014, Lutz Bachmann created a Facebook page, Friedliche Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes (Peaceful Europeans against the Islamization of the West), 1 which later evolved into the protest group Pegida

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“Montag ist wieder Pegida-Tag!”

Pegida’s Community Building and Discursive Strategies

Helga Druxes

Pegida’s Rise The right populist movement Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes) presents a paradox in terms of its self constitution: it combines

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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

Narcissus). The second stage involved the development and implementation of new forms of social movements from the right, particularly in the adaptation of the “identitarian movement” for the German context and the emergence of the racist Pegida movement (an

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“Racism Is Not An Opinion”

Muslim Responses to Pegida and Islamophobia in Germany

Karolin Machtans

need to speak up against the growing Islamophobia in Germany, propagated by movements such as Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident (Pegida). As Islamic organizations in Germany band together, they appear to the German public as a

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Archival Resistance

Reading the New Right

Annika Orich

consensus was, “reads in many ways like a commentary on the rise of the AfD” 49 and “many passages can be read like a direct commentary on the method and ideology of the far right since 2015—from the AfD to Pegida to the Identitarian Movement.” 50 For most

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Symbol of Reconciliation and Far-Right Stronghold?

PEGIDA, AfD, and Memory Culture in Dresden

Susanne Vees-Gulani

and international reputation and endangering the city's economically important tourist sector. This trend is most publicly visible in the weekly demonstrations of the homegrown far-right protest movement pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the

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Mobilizing Meanings

Translocal Identities of the Far Right Web

Patricia Anne Simpson

focusing on a cast of—in some cases—self-appointed intellectuals in the German political context and their common ground with Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West), a movement for which they provide ideological infrastructure, as

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Thomas Klikauer, Norman Simms, Helge F. Jani, Bob Beatty, and Nicholas Lokker

Jay Julian Rosellini , The German New Right: AfD, pegida and the Re-imagining of National Identity (London: C. Hurst, 2019). Perhaps the ideological messenger of the recent rise of Germany's new right has indeed been Thilo Sarrazin and