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    Pegida is only the latest in a long line of German far-right movements to mobilise against Islam

Pegida is only the latest in a long line of German far-right movements to mobilise against Islam

A large number of rallies have been held in Germany over recent months by the ‘Pegida’ movement (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West). Nitzan Shoshan notes that while Pegida have made headlines across the world, they are by no means the first far-right movement in Germany to protest against immigration and Islam. He writes that the experiences […]

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    Closer cooperation between the AfD and the ‘Pegida’ movement could reshape the German right

Closer cooperation between the AfD and the ‘Pegida’ movement could reshape the German right

A number of rallies calling for greater restrictions on immigration have been held in Germany by the ‘Pegida’ movement (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West). Julian M Hoerner writes on the link between the movement and the anti-euro Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, led by Bernd Lucke. He argues that with the AfD appearing to be broadly […]

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    Despite substantial gains in recent German regional elections, the Alternative for Germany may struggle to consolidate its federal presence

Despite substantial gains in recent German regional elections, the Alternative for Germany may struggle to consolidate its federal presence

Following a run of successes in the German regions of Thuringia, Brandenburg and Saxony, Germany’s anti-Eurozone party Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, AfD) is riding high in the polls. Patricia Hogwood writes, however, that the party may struggle to translate this success into the federal arena. In particular, the key concerns of the AfD party elites – external […]

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