Future of Democracy In the media Debate

‘Pegida’ protests attract attention abroad

Analysis by Hanno Burmester for Czech online magazine Česká pozice

Policy Fellow Hanno Burmester provided an analysis for the Czech online magazine Česká pozice. Pointing out the difficulties German parties face by growing distrust in old-fashioned party politics, a polarization of the public debate on immigration and asylum and the rise of various forms of (right wing) populism – as currently visible with the anti-Islam demonstrations of ‘Pegida’ across Germany – he concludes:

The support for democracy is never a given. It has to be established continually – in every country.

Hanno Burmester

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15 January 2015