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Rethinking Modes of Political Participation

The Conventional, Unconventional, and Alternative

Marcin Kaim

conventional and unconventional are narrowly defined, and represent a limited repertoire of forms of participation. Finally, this article will use Luhmann's insights to introduce a third category, namely alternative participation. 2 Alternative participation

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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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James Everest and Clare Whitehead

, Alternative Shakespeares appeared. 1 The collection, edited by John Drakakis, was published by Methuen as part of the New Accents series under the general editorship of Terence Hawkes. The series has been credited with introducing a generation of British

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Menachem Klein

. Natalie Zemon Davis and Randolph Starn (1989: 2) argue that “memory operates under the pressure of challenges and alternatives,” such as private or collective pressures to forget. Drawing on Michel Foucault, they add that official versions of historical

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Amanda J. Reinke

( Merry 2016 ). Bureaucracies pervade the globe: fields that once relied on kinetic learning (learning by doing) now require professional training, certificates and degrees, and unpaid internships (see Graeber 2015 ). Ideals, such as the alternative

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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

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Jimmy Beaulieu

A brief historical overview considers a number of factors that were not propitious for the development of a home-grown comics culture in Quebec (notwithstanding the popularity of a few noteworthy artists) including the impossibility of competing with cheaper American production, and the ambient conservatism that dominated much of the twentieth century. Beaulieu goes on to describe the shock and excitement of his discovery in the mid-1990s of an alternative comics scene (more active in Montreal than in Quebec City), and his own involvement in it from the beginning of the twenty-first century as an artist, publisher and teacher. He offers a firsthand account of the realities of negotiating the pressures of alternative comics publishing within the two structures that he set up: Mécanique Générale and the smaller and (still) more radical Colosse. There are pleasures: the ethos of collective work, the opportunity to support up-and-coming young authors and to ensure the survival of work by an illustrious predecessor, invitations to take part in productive exchanges on a local, national and international level, and the sheer obsessive pursuit of perfectionism. But there are also frustrations: the never-ending grind of getting manuscripts ready for the printer, wearying battles with publishers' reps, the constant need to manage the expectations of authors and the skewing of the market by competitors prepared to outsource printing to Asia. The author explains his decision finally to withdraw from his publishing commitments and to focus on his own work. His conclusion, about the future of comic production in Quebec, is, however, optimistic and devoid of cynicism.

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Imagining Alternative Spaces

<em>Re-searching</em> Sexualized Violence with Indigenous Girls in Canada

Anna Chadwick

“Sisters Rising” is an Indigenous-led, community-based research study focused on Indigenous teachings related to sovereignty and gender wellbeing. In this article, I reflect on the outcomes of re-searching sexualized violence with Indigenous girls involved with “Sisters Rising” in remote communities in northern British Columbia, Canada. Through an emergent methodology that draws from Indigenous and borderland feminisms to conduct arts- and land-based workshops with girls and community members, I seek to unsettle my relationships to the communities with which I work, and the land on which I work. I look to arts-based methods and witnessing to disrupt traditional hegemonic discourses of settler colonialism. I reflect on how (re)storying spaces requires witnessing that incorporates (self-)critical engagement that destabilizes certainty. This position is a critical space in which to unsettle conceptual and physical geographies and envision alternative spaces where Indigenous girls are seen and heard with dignity and respect.

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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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Amir Goldstein

and, concomitantly, to curtail Begin’s and Herut’s influence over Israeli politics and, more particularly, over the political alternative to the Labor movement. The first goal was attained, whereas the second goal failed and dwindled into utter