For the first time after World War II, a radical right party is represented in the German federal parliament. In this regard, the Federal Republic has finally ‘caught up’ with other European countries who have witnessed the ongoing success of radical right pariahs. The presentation will analyze the ideology of the AfD in this context and reflect on
the causes and consequences of its electoral success.
Marcel Lewandowsky is a DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for European Studies, University of Florida. His research focuses on parties and party systems, populism in Europe and the political system of Germany.
He received his doctoral degree in 2013 with a study on German regional election campaigns from the University of Bonn, Germany. Prior to his position at the University of Florida, he served as a professor at the School of Governance of the University of Duisburg-Esse.