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The rise of the AfD after Cologne poses a serious challenge for Merkel’s policy on refugees

Hoerner, Julian (2016) The rise of the AfD after Cologne poses a serious challenge for Merkel’s policy on refugees. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (27 Jan 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Following events on New Year’s Eve, in which a number of women were sexually assaulted in several cities including Cologne, the issue of immigration has come to the fore of domestic politics in Germany. Julian M Hoerner writes that the Eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party has experienced an upturn in support since the incidents, with Angela Merkel also receiving criticism from some of her own political partners. He notes that with the next federal election still some time away, it remains to be seen whether domestic political pressure will force Merkel to shift her policy on refugees.

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 16:10
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70747

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