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Radical Right-Wing Populists in Parliament

Examining the Alternative for Germany in European Context

Lars Rensmann

Bundestag. This is remarkable for several reasons. First, the postwar political and electoral resurgence of radical right and right-wing populist parties in (Western) Europe started more than three decades ago, when the French Front National celebrated a

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Pegida in Parliament?

Explaining the Failure of Pegida in Austria

Farid Hafez

mobilization. This is puzzling for several reasons. First, for several decades Austria has had a dynamic and powerful radical right-wing populist party ( rrp ), the Freedom Party ( fpö ), which has engaged in xenophobic, racist, and anti

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A New Blue-Collar Force

The Alternative for Germany and the Working Class

Philipp Adorf

emergence of the “third wave” of right-wing populist parties during the 1980s and 1990s as a sort of countermovement to the left-liberal (Green) parties that had also appeared during the era. 7 Countering the left’s progressive positions on sociocultural

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The “Alternative for Germany”

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

Frank Decker

occasionally been successful at the ballot box since the mid 1980s in Germany as well, those triumphs were primarily limited to the regional realm of state elections without leading to the permanent establishment of a right-wing populist party at the national

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Christiane Lemke

, cultural, and historical factors play an important role. Illiberal tendencies in different countries are closely associated with the surge of right-wing populist parties. Such parties are now represented in every single European country (except for

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David Art

or populism in the party’s manifesto, which sets it apart from most of the other new right parties in Europe.” 6 Another study was more equivocal, but nevertheless concluded that “the AfD is not a right-wing populist party in itself but may be a

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Coalition Politics in Crisis?

The German Party System Before and After the 2017 Federal Election

Frank Decker and Philipp Adorf

integrating the right fringe of society until the early 2000s as well as an absence of political discussions surrounding immigration policies only provide a partial answer. 6 In particular, as the weakness of right-wing populist parties in the 1990s coincided

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Cause or Consequence?

The Alternative for Germany and Attitudes toward Migration Policy

Hannah M. Alarian

right-wing populist parties can falter in balancing institutional demands with populist engagement. 24 Mainstream parties may consequently resolve to wait out the party's struggle in opposition, maintaining course rather than shifting to the right on

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The Alternative for Germany from Breakthrough toward Consolidation?

A Comparative Perspective on Its Organizational Development

E. Gene Frankland

, “Alternative fürs Pegida-Milieu, Die taz am wochenende , 12/13 January 2019, 6. 29 Frank Decker, “‘The ‘Alternative for Germany:’ Factors Behind its Emergence and Profile of a New Right-wing Populist Party,” German Politics 34, no. 2 (2016): 1–16. 30

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A Spectre Haunting Europe

Angela Merkel and the Challenges of Far-Right Populism

Joyce Marie Mushaben

decision to suspend Dublin regulations, opening Germany to waves of refugees crossing the Mediterranean in the wake of failed Arab Springs across North Africa and the Middle East. Few seem to recall that the right-wing populist party got its start by