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Pegida

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 reactionary

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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

right, particularly in the adaptation of the “identitarian movement” for the German context and the emergence of the racist Pegida movement (an acronym meaning “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West”). The phase of reorganizing

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“Racism Is Not An Opinion”

Muslim Responses to Pegida and Islamophobia in Germany

Karolin Machtans

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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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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"Wir Sind Das Volk"

Narrative Identity and the Other in the Discourse of the PEGIDA Movement

Adrian Paukstat and Cedric Ellwanger

PEGIDA, the self-proclaimed ‘Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident’ movement is a highly debated topic in Germany. Over the course of the refugee crisis it has become clear that this movement would not perish as quickly as many analysts thought. The authors investigated PEGIDA's narrative identity (Ricoeur 2005) in relation to their conceptions of Self and Other, using Keller's (2008) Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD). In this, the authors utilize discourse-related paradigms to reconstruct subject positions and narrative identities, as articulated in public speeches and commentary of PEDGIDA supporters in 2014-5. Beyond the issue of PEGIDA itself, this study aims to introduce new paradigms on collective political identity, which can also shed new light on the issue of populist movements in a time of a legitimacy crisis of the European Union and the growing numbers seeking refuge in Europe.

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Pegida as a European Far-Right Populist Movement

Helga Druxes and Patricia Anne Simpson

sudden rise of Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West or Occident, more commonly known as Pegida, a xenophobic German populist movement that cultivates transnational links. While the numbers at its raucous Monday marches fluctuate