Alternative for Germany (AFD)

File
Emily van der Veen
18/10/2021

In this file, differents aspects of AfD’s leader Alice Weidel, will be analysed, such as her image, message, support and resistance movements. The concepts of populism, enlightenment and anti-enlightenment will also be investigated.

neo racism and banal nationalism of the AFD

How the AFD tries to divide Germany

Article
Nathalie Schabio
13/10/2021
11 minutes to read

Germany is in a fight against racism since the second world war. However, the increasing popularity of the right party AFD is challenging the goal of achieving equality. Neo-racism and banal nationalism aggravate the political and social climate.

The algorithmic populism of Alice Weidel

Article
k.raaijmakers@uvt.nl Raaijmakers
08/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Technical developments and the growth of social media have caused politicians to start using social media as a tool for their political campaigns. This is also the case for Alice Weidel: the leader of the AfD. What are the consequences?

Alice Weidel speeching

Alice Weidel: the lesbian against gay rights

Article
Rosalie Vaarten
24/01/2018
9 minutes to read

This article investigates how Alice Weidel, co-leader of the extreme-right AfD party and also a lesbian, is able to make her personal identity beneficial to the party.

AfD leader Alice Weidel

Alice Weidel and the AfD

Article
Aniek van den Brandt
04/12/2018
18 minutes to read

This article discusses the way Alternative für Deutschland’s party leader Alice Weidel constructs her online and offline messages as a speaker for the party, and whether her personal persona aligns with the party’s agenda.

Meme Alice Weidel from Alternative fur Deutschland as Pepe The Frog  in the meme war

AfD’s online movements: activism or slacktivism?

Article
Emily van der Veen
01/11/2018
15 minutes to read

This article provides a detailed and analytical look at online movements related to the AfD. It shows how these movements take action and what the results of these actions are.