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Inside Contested Cultural Memory

The Alternative für Deutschland in Dresden

Bhakti Deodhar

collective responsibility for the Nazi past is certainly powerful and useful in understanding the social stigma attached to extreme-right parties in Germany. In contrast to right-wing parties in a number of European countries, members of such political

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Beyond Comparativism

Israel's Welfare History in a Non-European Comparative Perspective

Arie Krampf

emergence of the middle class as a social group and the strengthening of right-wing parties. If it was residual, one has to explain the consolidation of the social-democratic regime in the 1970s. Given that there is no shortage of research about this era

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The Swiss Paradox

Egalitarianism and Hierarchy in a Model Democracy

Marina Gold

nationalist passions—are expressions of the very founding principles of European ideologies: equality, fraternity, and freedom. Radical right-wing parties previously reliant on primordial or ethnic tropes to construct their political rhetoric (blood, kinship

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Two Patterns of Modernization

An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel

Shlomo Fischer

right-wing parties, especially the Yahad. Thus, a major component of continuing ethnic identity seems to be the differential construction of the Jewish-Israeli collective. Many Mizrahi Jews continue to relate to this collectivity as a primordial

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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

outlets in the New Right spectrum, the development of novel forms of action and agitation strategically connected to New Right ideas, and the emergence of a new right-wing party that formally dissociates itself from neo Nazism. All of this leads to the

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Culturalist discourses on inclusion and exclusion

The Swiss citizenship debate1

Susanne Wessendorf

‘No pizza without migrants.’ This kind of slogan was used in a campaign in Switzerland in which people of migrant background fought for facilitated access to Swiss citizenship. By emphasising their contributions and their ‘cultural’ belonging to Switzerland, the political activists essentialised ‘the second generation’ as well integrated young professionals. Their campaign was countered by right‐wing parties with posters showing Swiss identity cards with photos of Osama bin Laden to demonstrate what kind of people might become Swiss citizens if the laws changed. This article discusses the kind of culturalist discourse used by both, those who struggle against political exclusion and those who promote this exclusion. It takes a historical perspective and shows that culturalist discourses against migrants have been there for a long time, but the content and the arena of contestation change over time.

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Context and Consequence: The Impact of the New Radical Right on the Political Process in France and Germany

Michael Minkenberg

International comparisons of new radical right-wing parties usually

focus on differences in electoral fortunes, party organizations, and

leadership styles and conclude that Germany stands out as a special

case of successful marginalization of the new radical right. Explanations

for this German anomaly point at the combined effects of German

history and institutional arrangements of the Federal Republic

of Germany, of ideological dilemmas and strategic failures of the

various parties of the new radical right, and the efforts of the established

political parties to prevent the rise of new parties to the right

of them. By implication, this means that, whereas in countries like

France or Austria the new radical right plays a significant role in politics

to the point of changing the political systems themselves, the

German counterpart has a negligible impact and has little or no

effects on politics and polity.

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Collaborative Mistrust

The Communicative Function of Alternative Facts in Social Media Interactions

Nils C. Kumkar

Understanding social media discourses as conversations and interpreting them as such allows reconstructing the communicative function of alternative facts as a practical achievement making a difference in interactive sensemaking. Using the documentary method approach to conversation analysis for interpreting the doing of alternative facts in conversations on the Facebook pages of the right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), this article shows: (1) doing alternative facts has to be understood in the context of identity performances which bracket questions of facticity; (2) doing alternative facts is part of an overarching conversational dynamic of “suspicious investigation” held together by a shared orientation toward un-truthing mainstream reality construction; (3) and this dynamic immunizes itself against critique via identity performance and identity misrecognition.

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Editors’ Note

Yoram Peri and Paul L. Scham

. In order to return to power, the two invited the right-wing party Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD) to join their coalition. The AfD is a far-right, racist, and anti-Semitic party, whose leader, courts have ruled, can be publicly labeled as a fascist

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Gender Gaps in the Center versus the Periphery

Evidence from the Israeli Elections

Nir Atmor and Chen Friedberg

men to vote for left-wing parties—a departure from the more distant past, when women tended to vote in greater numbers for right-wing parties ( Giger 2009 ; Inglehart and Norris 2000 ). Similar differences were observed for the 2013 election in Israel