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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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Thomas Klikauer

Marcus Bensmann, Schwarzbuch AfD: Fakten, Figuren, Hintergründe (Essen: Correctiv Press, 2017). Stephan Grigat, ed., AfD & FPÖ: Antisemitismus, völkischer Nationalismus und Geschlechterbilder (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2017). Michael Wildt

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The Race for Third

Small Parties in the 2017 Bundestag Election

David F. Patton

with the small Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), entered into a grand coalition with the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) after the right-wing populist Jörg Haider became FPÖ leader and radicalized the previously liberal party. During the thirteen years of

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“Revenge of the East”?

The AfD's Appeal in Eastern Germany and Mainstream Parties’ Responses

Jennifer A. Yoder

coping with experiences of profound change and loss. Of the FPÖ Heinisch observed: Haider began championing the country's specific cultural heritage and uniqueness … implied a return to an idealized past in which the small shopkeeper was safe from

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A Spectre Haunting Europe

Angela Merkel and the Challenges of Far-Right Populism

Joyce Marie Mushaben

Sweden have all seen these parties establishing themselves at the national level dating back almost twenty years. Jörg Haider's right-wing Austrian People's Party (FPÖ), for example, participated in national government shortly after that country was

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Pegida as a European Far-Right Populist Movement

Helga Druxes and Patricia Anne Simpson

a candidate from the Freedom Party of Austria ( fpö ) and a Green Party candidate in the 2016 Austrian presidential election and its aftermath. In the Federal Republic, Pegida has expanded beyond mainstreamed Islamophobia to proclaim an

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A New Blue-Collar Force

The Alternative for Germany and the Working Class

Philipp Adorf

—something that would have been unimaginable merely a few years ago and has primarily cost their social democratic competitors dearly. The most recent Austrian parliamentary election—which catapulted the right-wing populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) into government once

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Radical Right-Wing Populists in Parliament

Examining the Alternative for Germany in European Context

Lars Rensmann

junior partners (e.g. the FPÖ in Austria or the Lega Nord in Italy), or govern by themselves (e.g., fidesz in Hungary or PiS in Poland). The initially widely shared prediction that institutional mechanisms would exert control and constraint over

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The “Alternative for Germany”

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

Frank Decker

association with parties such as ukip and their general euroskeptic stance—let alone the hard core of European right-wing populism: France’s National Front, Italy’s Northern League (Lega Nord), Austria’s Freedom Party (FPÖ), Flemish Interest (Vlaams Belang

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Samuel Salzborn

). 18 See Anton Pelinka, “Die FPÖ in der vergleichenden Parteienforschung: Zur typologischen Einordnung der Freiheitlichen Partei Österreichs,” Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 31, no. 3 (2002): 281–299; Heribert Schiedel, Der