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From The Margins To The Mainstream: Rise Of Right-Wing Parties In Modern Germany, Valerie Shatilov May 2017

From The Margins To The Mainstream: Rise Of Right-Wing Parties In Modern Germany, Valerie Shatilov

Senior Theses

Modern political discourse rarely makes room for right-wing parties and extremist ideology. They are overlooked, not taken into consideration and disregarded as sources of significant political change. In this thesis, it will be important to look at what constitutes a right-wing party, what their main and uniting ideologies are in order to understand the type of interaction these marginalized parties have with the mainstream and the public. Their newly revived presence in the news and with several upcoming elections in countries like the US, France and Germany is concerning to politicians and scholars because it is unprecedented that such parties ...