Actors from across the political spectrum, including the populist far right, have voiced concerns about safeguarding democracy amid the coronacrisis, writes Sabine Volk. But their different understandings of democracy reveal Germany’s political polarisation, rather than its unity
PhD Candidate and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Jagiellonian University
Sabine is a Research Fellow in the Horizon 2020 project Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism, under the umbrella of University College London.
Her work explores the political culture of far-right populist grassroots politics in post-socialist eastern Germany, especially focusing on the dimensions of ideology, politics of memory, and public protest.
She has conducted several months of ethnographic fieldwork in the context of the Dresden-based Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident (Pegida) movement, including online ethnography of virtual protest events.