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Mainstreaming Extremism or Radicalizing the Center: How the Querdenker Movement Challenges the Democratic Order

This article provides a characterization of the Querdenken milieu in Germany and depicts the role conspiracy theories play within the movement. In conclusion, I will briefly discuss how these challenges to democracy can and might be addressed in Germany.

Jeitler, Constanze. “Mainstreaming Extremism or Radicalizing the Center.” AICGS, Nov. 2021,

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