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Political Comedy as Fuel for Populist Rhetoric?

Representations of Politicians and Institutions in the German TV Shows “Eichwald MdB” and “Ellerbeck”

Niko Switek

political class that is unresponsive to the people, seeks its own interests, and employs coarse language. These depictions are easy to conjure and enjoy overall popularity with the audience (and populist challengers). Anti-establishment rhetoric can be

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Using Popular Culture to Trace and Assess Political Change

Niko Switek

and aesthetics concerned with questions of sustainability, accountability, and choice in a technologized world. Switek's analysis shows that the critical stance of satire has an extensive overlap with the anti-establishment rhetoric expressed by

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Deutschland einig Vaterland?

East-West Cleavages in Germany Thirty Years After Reunification

Christian Schweiger

election, Alexander Gauland as party leader after December 2017, under whom the nationalist-conservative wing of the party represented by Björn Höcke has been strengthened, the AfD displays anti-establishment rhetoric questioning the impartiality of the

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The “Alternative for Germany”

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

Frank Decker

of national identity, coupled with xenophobic positions and a rigorous anti-establishment rhetoric promised greater electoral windfalls than in the west of the country. The fact that Lucke and fellow proponents of a more moderate path willingly

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Two of the Same Kind?

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

Matthias Dilling

populist radical right. 23 The alleged threat that Islam and immigration posed to Germany’s society and welfare system as well as anti-establishment rhetoric ultimately took hold in the party’s platform in the run-up to the state elections in eastern

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Hegemony, Crisis and Bonapartism in Italy, Spain and France

Francesco Maria Scanni and Francesco Compolongo

ideological differences, all three situations share characteristics, such as the adoption of non-traditional or alternative cleavages, strong leadership and a focus on anti-establishment rhetoric. In all three cases, the subjects prefer to describe themselves

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Radical Right-Wing Populists in Parliament

Examining the Alternative for Germany in European Context

Lars Rensmann

address “real or apparent common ground with other parties’ positions, to make their proposals look conventional.” 100 Virtually all of the AfD mp s’ contributions center around the limited repertoire of four campaign topics—anti-establishment rhetoric