Vote Seeking and the strategy of provocation: an initial analysis of the AfD’s impact on the German Bundestag.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The outcome of the 24th of September 2017 German Federal Election shook the German political class and sent shockwaves across Europe. The cause was the political arrival of the right wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party as a third force in German politics, which finished the election with 12.6 per cent of the vote and 94 seats in the 709 seat Bundestag. In a country known for consensual politics and a traditionally risk-averse electorate, the success of the AfD marked an historic juncture in the Federal Republic's political development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-133
Number of pages26
JournalAustralasian Parliamentary Review
Volume33
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Elections -- Social aspects
  • Federal government -- Planning
  • Politics and government
  • Provocation (Criminal law)
  • Alternative for Germany (AfD)
  • Germany -- Politics and government

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Vote Seeking and the strategy of provocation: an initial analysis of the AfD’s impact on the German Bundestag.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this