From Vergangenheitsbewältigung to Violence: Unravelling the Paradoxes of the German Extreme-Right

@article{Kushner2019FromVT,
  title={From Vergangenheitsbew{\"a}ltigung to Violence: Unravelling the Paradoxes of the German Extreme-Right},
  author={Jack Kushner},
  journal={Undergraduate Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  year={2019}
}
  • J. Kushner
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Undergraduate Journal of Politics and International Relations
This paper seeks to understand the reasons for the German extreme-right’s successes and failures, particularly examining the inter-relations between political parties and underground movements. It also places a particular focus on German reunification, especially the wave of East German anti-immigrant and asylum seeker violence that emerged from 1991 to 1993. Furthermore, it argues that economic factors are not enough to understand this and other subsequent German extreme-right violence, and… Expand
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