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The Global New Right

File
The Editors
05/09/2018

The so-called New Right is on the Rise. Trump is not an exception. Brexit in the UK, AFD in Germany, FPÖ in Austria, Wilders and Forum voor Democratie in the Netherlands: they are all local manifestations of a global phenomenon. In this file, we group several files on New Right parties all over the world. 

AfD leader Alice Weidel

Alice Weidel and the AfD

Article
Aniek van den Brandt
26/01/2018
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
31/01/2018
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. 

'Au nom du peuple!': Marine Le Pen's message on social media

Article
Irene de Groot
21/03/2018
8 minutes to read

As is the case with most politicians nowadays, Marine Le Pen is active on social media platforms. This article zooms in on the message she tries to bring across with her social media usage.

Importance of social media in the globalized internet age

Trump, social media and the first Twitter-based Presidency

Article
Jordan Hollinger
07/05/2018
12 minutes to read

Trump's social media presence is the most salient factor behind his success in the recent presidential election.  Trump's usage of internet and social media to connect with his supporters is much more successful than traditional forms of media.

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