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Angela Merkel faces a delicate balancing act on migration ahead of key state elections

Shoshan, Nitzan (2016) Angela Merkel faces a delicate balancing act on migration ahead of key state elections. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Elections will be held in the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt on 13 March, with some commentators viewing the elections as an effective vote of confidence on Angela Merkel’s policy on refugees. Nitzan Shoshan assesses the political response to the incidents which took place in Cologne and other German cities on New Year’s eve. He states that while some of the issues raised by political actors, such as reforming Germany’s laws on sexual assault, are undoubtedly justified, there is a danger of mainstream parties inadvertently legitimising the narratives of the German far-right.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 15:00
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70704

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