Centrist statistics dads, where would you rather go for lunch?
Before and after the recent German elections, I was invited to a number of virtual roundtables, which was good clean fun. One of them was hosted by an institution in the US and implied an unexpected “small honorarium” of 200 dollars. So far so good. I promptly forgot about the money until a couple of…
Utterly depressing. Outrageous and despicable.
Cas Mudde and I discuss the 2021 German federal elections
Mit Maria Fiedler vom Tagesspiegel habe ich über den aktuellen Wahlkampf der AfD und die möglichen Perspektiven der Partei nach der Bundestagswahl 2021 gesprochen. Erfreulicherweise gibt es keine Paywall https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/die-fluegelkaempfe-werden-wieder-aufbrechen-wie-ein-politikwissenschaftler-die-zukunft-der-afd-bewertet/27641894.html
Over at The Atlantic, Yasmeen Serhan has an interesting article about far-right politics in Germany and its implications for the wider world, with some choice quotes from Constanze Stelzenmüller, Hans Kundnani, and yours truly.
Does radical right success lead to mainstream re-positioning? Radical right parties have existed for decades now, but most of them are still seen as challengers, because they aim to disrupt the (liberal democratic) consensus in their respective societies. Existing parties can react by digging their heels in, or by accommodation. As I have argued elsewhere,…