The electoral victory of the NPD in Saxony and the prospects for future extreme-right success in German elections

  title={The electoral victory of the NPD in Saxony and the prospects for future extreme-right success in German elections},
  author={Uwe Backes},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  pages={129 - 141}
  • Uwe Backes
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Patterns of Prejudice
ABSTRACT Largely because of Germany's traumatic experience of National Socialism, German extreme right-wing parties have remained a marginal post-war political phenomenon. The spectacular electoral victory of the Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD) in the Saxon parliamentary elections of September 2004 (9.2 per cent of the vote) nurtured the fear that a far-right party could establish itself at the national level. Backes explains the election victory by relating it to a set of Saxon… Expand
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