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One Alternative for Germany or Many? The Mixed Message of the German State Elections

Cas Mudde | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

The far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is the big winner of the elections. But that is the only really clear lesson so far. Why the AfD has won and, more directly related, at whose expense, will remain unclear until more detailed individual-level voter studies become available.

Germany and the Rise of the Left

Markus Ziener | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Markus Ziener

Sometimes local events can tell you quite a lot about national politics. That's why current events in the German state of Thuringia, located in the former East Germany, should get our attention.