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Between Opportunism and Limitation. The Resurgence of Populism and the Right-wing Populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)

Selk, Veith and Sonnicksen, Jared (2017):
Between Opportunism and Limitation. The Resurgence of Populism and the Right-wing Populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).
In: Desenvolvimento em Debate, pp. 73-93, 5, (1), ISSN 2176-9257,
[Online-Edition: http://desenvolvimentoemdebate.ie.ufrj.br/pdf/dd_v_5_1_VEITH...],
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Abstract

The article provides first an overview of the strands of current research on populism and the German newcomer party, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Building upon this, it will be demonstrated how the AfD constitutes a right-wing populist party, but also how its ideology connects to ideational-historical currents that have been influential in the Federal Republic of Germany. Finally, we elaborate the underlying thesis that the AfD comprises a party that is oriented primarily toward re-adjusting and re-setting borders. Accordingly, the party manages to successfully politicize the cleavage between supporters of more openness and supporters of stronger delimitation.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2017
Creators: Selk, Veith and Sonnicksen, Jared
Title: Between Opportunism and Limitation. The Resurgence of Populism and the Right-wing Populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)
Language: English
Abstract:

The article provides first an overview of the strands of current research on populism and the German newcomer party, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Building upon this, it will be demonstrated how the AfD constitutes a right-wing populist party, but also how its ideology connects to ideational-historical currents that have been influential in the Federal Republic of Germany. Finally, we elaborate the underlying thesis that the AfD comprises a party that is oriented primarily toward re-adjusting and re-setting borders. Accordingly, the party manages to successfully politicize the cleavage between supporters of more openness and supporters of stronger delimitation.

Journal or Publication Title: Desenvolvimento em Debate
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Divisions: 02 Department of History and Social Science
02 Department of History and Social Science > Institute of Political Science
02 Department of History and Social Science > Institute of Political Science > Political Theory and History of Ideas
Date Deposited: 22 May 2019 11:13
Official URL: http://desenvolvimentoemdebate.ie.ufrj.br/pdf/dd_v_5_1_VEITH...
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