On 21st-24th September I participated at the Annual Conference of the European Society for Criminology, taken place in Málaga/Spain. I presented a paper of anti-government demonstrations against in the light of the pandemic with a focus on Germany and Austria (prepared with Austrian researcher Paul Schliefsteiner).
Deutsche Welle GERMANY, 27/May 2019, Author: Austin Davis EU election: AfD surge in eastern Germany sets up clash of cultures The far-right AfD has emerged as the strongest political party in Germany’s formerly communist East. With the Greens winning big among young, urban voters though, the East-West divide looks set to deepen further. In Sunday’s European […]
BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 SHARE BEN KNIGHT , OCTOBER 30, 2018 The far-right AfD has gained ever more popularity since its breakthrough in 2017. The party’s rise has been aided by German media and politics, and its rise is set to continue. Political journalists in Berlin often do a thing called a Hintergrundgespräch. This “background conversation,” as […]
Rachel Loxton email@example.com 9/7/2018 In depth: Is Alternative for Germany becoming too extreme? The populist AfD, founded in 2013 as an anti-Euro party, is known for views that run the gamut from job creation in deindustrialized areas to stricter caps on refugees. They provided a welcome change for many looking for an alternative to more […]
For many Germans, this election is about refugees AUSTIN DAVIS Global Post 10:03 PM SEP 20, 2017 Cultures converge on Sonnenallee, the main thoroughfare of Berlin’s southeastern borough of Neukölln. The German capital’s trademark hipsters, wearing black and sporting tattoos and piercings, duck in and out of craft coffee shops and […]
Interview with me in Swiss Radio SRF 1, 6th November 2016 Der Brexit, die Wahl von Donald Trump und erst letzten Sonntag die Frage, ob Österreich als erstes europäisches Land vielleicht ein rechtspopulistisches Staatsoberhaupt bekommt – ist 2016 das Jahr des Rechtspopulismus? to watch here: http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/4×4/zuwanderungsinitiative-nationalrat-fuer-eher-sanfte-umsetzung from 8.15 min.
In Europe, right-wing parties find voice after Trump’s stunning performance Anti-immigrant sentiments sweeping throughout Europe French far-right leader Marine le Pen, a candidate in France’s spring presidential elections, called President-elect Donald Trump’s victory “a sign of hope” for those disillusioned by globalization. View Comments Print By Patrick Costello — Special to The Washington Times […]
German court asked to ban political party agitated by refugees The National Democratic Party organized a demonstration against Germany’s asylum law. By Patrick Costello — Special to The Washington Times – – Sunday, April 24, 2016 BERLIN — Amid a refugee crisis and a surge of violence targeting foreigners, Germany’s highest court is […]
9th February 2016: Is the European Project collapsing? Refugee crisis etc.: Al Jazeera English “Insight Story”: With me live in Studio from Berlin next to the Brandenburg Gate (background) and another guest from London; Moderator from Doha/Qatar: Here is the live stream on you tube (all 25 minutes): …and the report: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2016/02/european-project-collapsing-160208152608064.html BUSINESS & […]
My statement on the Spanish elections in The Christian Science Monitor (Yahoo News) on 21th December 2015: http://news.yahoo.com/spanish-voters-join-europes-flight-mainstream-165507033.html Spanish voters join Europe’s flight from the mainstream No clear winner emerged from Spain’s general election on Sunday, as new upstart parties claimed a third of the country’s parliamentary seats. By Sara Miller Llana December 21, 2015 […]