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About Manès Weisskircher

Manès Weisskircher’s research interests include the study of social movements, political parties and democracy. Recently he has collaborated on a forthcoming book understanding the gains and losses of social movements. He is teaching at TU Dresden and the University of Vienna, having taught at the universities of Bonn, Dusseldorf, and Bucharest. You can find information on his latest publications here and follow him on @manesweissk

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

PEGIDA turns 4 – will AfD be among the well-wishers?

Some have spoken out against a rapprochement between the AfD and PEGIDA. The AfD leader in Saxony insists: 'The AfD is the political arm of all non-violent, liberal-democratic citizen movements.'

The rise of veganism in politics

On World Vegan Day it’s time to recognize that veganism isn’t just a fashion statement. The decision to boycott animal products has major political implications.

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