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News vom 23.11.2017
For the first time in over sixty years Germany has seen the rise of a far-right party to the Bundestag, drastically reshaping its political landscape. Following the last federal elections, the party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has become the third largest political force in the German Parliament [...], an outcome that can possibly steer the country towards new directions, impacting border and immigration policies. The altering of political landscapes, however, is not restricted to Germany, with far-right political parties surging and/or gaining momentum in several countries throughout Europe, such as the Front National, in France, and the Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, in Austria.
The upsurge of nationalist movements follows an intense increase of people seeking refuge in Europe over the past few years, a situation that has raised public controversies regarding the possibility of integration, the permeability of Europe’s border, as well as security concerns. To question whether “refuge Europe” is at its limits, thus, leads to no easy paths. And it was precisely with this debate that the German Anthropological Association opened its biennial conference, which took place at the Freie Universität Berlin between October 4th and 7th, 2017. [More]