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Anti-Islamic Pegida groups have spread beyond their German heartlands

Berntzen, Lars Erik and Weisskircher, Manès (2015) Anti-Islamic Pegida groups have spread beyond their German heartlands. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Jun 2015). Website.

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Anti-Islamic Pegida groups received significant attention earlier this year with their demonstrations attracting thousands of participants in Dresden and other German cities. Lars Erik Berntzen and Manès Weisskircher write on the way that Pegida has spread into other western European countries. They note that while Pegida groups in other countries have drawn far fewer participants than their German equivalent, commentators should be careful not to write off their protests as insignificant. They argue that the Pegida demonstrations and online activity of recent months are indicative of the growing potential of far-right political players in contemporary western European politics.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 13:48
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:25

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