Cultural Struggle for Hegemony

PEGIDA in a Civil Society Perspective

Cultural Struggle for Hegemony
PEGIDA in a Civil Society Perspective
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The PEGIDA movement is the largest right-wing civil society phenomenon in recent German history. During its peak, the movement attracted up to 25.000 people at demonstrations in Dresden and other cities. In his study, Marian Sven Pradella identifies the ways in which PEGIDA was able to unite heterogeneous social actors and how the movement was able to exert massive influence on the German political sentiment. Methodologically, he applies the socio-cultural theories of Jeffrey C. Alexander and Ernesto Laclau / Chantal Mouffe. Pradella offers a new explanatory approach going beyond simply considering PEGIDA a 'political problem'. Instead, he unfolds the political background structures behind the movement and also reveals theoretical problems one faces when combining Alexander and Laclau/Mouffe. 

About the author

Marian Pradella, born 1989, studied Cultural Studies in Dortmund/Germany and Tartu/Estonia as well as Cultural Sociology in Graz/Austria and Brno/Czech Republic. His key research areas include political sociology, civil society, and post-structuralism.


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Marian Pradella
Anzahl der Seiten 180
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 01.10.2016
Gewicht (kg) 0.0000
ISBN-13 9783955380250