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German Politics and Society

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German Politics and Society is a joint publication of the BMW Center for German and European Studies (of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). These centers are represented by their directors on the journal's Editorial Committee.

German Politics and Society is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn Journals. It is the only American publication that explores issues in modern Germany from the combined perspectives of the social sciences, history, and cultural studies.

The journal provides a forum for critical analysis and debate about politics, history, film, literature, visual arts, and popular culture in contemporary Germany. Every issue includes contributions by renowned scholars commenting on recent books about Germany.

German Politics and Society is now available on JSTOR!

Subjects: German Studies, Politics, Sociology, History, Economics, Cultural Studies

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 34, Issue 4, Winter 2016


Special Issue: Plurals of Pegida: New Right Populism and the Rhetoric of the Refugee Crisis

Edited by Patricia Anne Simpson and Helga Druxes


Introduction: Pegida as a European Far-Right Populist Movement
Helga Druxes German, Williams College and Patricia Anne Simpson, Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Nebraska

“Montag ist wieder Pegida-Tag!” Pegida’s Community Building and Discursive Strategies
Helga Druxes German, Williams College

Mobilizing Meanings: Translocal Identities of the Far Right Web
Patricia Anne Simpson, Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Nebraska

A Clash of Civilizations? Pegida and the Rise of Cultural Nationalism
David N. Coury, German, University of Wisconsin Green Bay

“We Must Talk about Cologne:” Race, Gender, and Reconfigurations of “Europe”
Beverly Weber, German, University of Colorado Boulder

“Racism Is Not An Opinion:” Muslim Responses to Pegida and Islamophobia in Germany
Karolin Machtans, German Studies, Connecticut College

Pegida in Parliament? Explaining the Failure of Pegida in Austria
Farid Hafez, Political Science, University of Salzburg

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