August 29, 2019 | By Sheri Berman, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Germany's Surging Far-Right and the Future of Populism

On September 1, two important state elections are being held in Germany’s Brandenburg and Saxony. The far-right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks poised to win. Sheri Berman, professor of Political Science at Barnard College and author of Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe, explains why the AfD has emerged as a formidable populist challenger to the two long-dominant parties in Germany, the social democrats and the Christian democrats.

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