Date of Award
Croft Institute for International Studies
In this thesis, I examine how a crisis of masculinity in the former German Democratic Republic has contributed to the rise of the far-right party, Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD). In the first chapter, I argue that east German men feel left- behind politically, economically, and demographically. In the second chapter, I compare results from the 2017 Federal Bundestag election to demonstrate that east German men are more likely to vote for the AfD than any other demographic group in Germany.
Molpus, Chandler, "A Crisis of Masculinity: The Rise of the AfD and the East German Man" (2020). Honors Theses. 1373.