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  • Germans are less prone to populism
  • Germans are less prone to populism
    Julius Muschalek (2015) ©

Germans are less prone to populism

While populism sweeps through Europe and North America, German voters are comparitively immune. With collective anger seen as a driving force for populism, and German sentiment towards the government less emotionally charged than other countries, populism is a tough sell to Germans.



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    Who are the ‘alt-right’?

    The period immediately after the 2016 presidential election has seen a flurry of reports and think pieces analysing what exactly led to Donald Trump’s triumph. At the heart of these discussions is the ‘alt-right’, but who are the people behind this group? What do they believe and why do they believe it?

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    Why do emotions trump facts?

    If Faisal Islam, Ralph Keyes and the New York Times are to be believed, the Trump candidacy and the vote for Brexit show we've entered a post-truth era – a world where emotion and populism win out over facts and experts. But is it true? And do emotional appeals really trump facts and figures?

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    A Cultural Snapshot of Germany

    Why are Germans angry about censorship? What are the long-term effects of the refugee crisis? And what can BurnOut – The Musical reveal about how they spend their downtime? This Cultural Snapshot uses local stats and case studies to explore behavioural norms shared by Germans in 2016.

  • Germans struggle with Islamophobia

    Germans struggle with Islamophobia

    Germany welcomed 1.1 million refugees in 2015  over 20 times the number admitted in 2012. But while the government has been vehemently defending its open door policy, new research finds that many citizens feel uneasy about the perceived rising presence of Islam.