Administrations, local and state politics, the justice system

Our experience has shown that right-wing extremists and right-wing populists view local districts as the main stage in their struggle for societal acceptance and normalisation of their positions.

Representation of extreme right-wing or right-wing populist parties in local committees or state parliaments poses a particularly significant problem for democrats. Additionally, more and more cases have come to light in recent years in which politicians were personally met with overt hostility or attacks, e.g., receiving threatening letters or graffiti and damages to party or personal offices.

Employees in state and district administrations, courts or law enforcement authorities have also reported being on the receiving end of hostile actions, committed by, e.g., so-called “Reichsbürger” (sovereign citizens), or have contacted us seeking advice on how to deal with right-wing extremism.

 

The MBR offers professional support in dealing with these confrontations to democratic parties as well as administrations at the district or state level. To this end, we document and analyse extreme right-wing and right-wing populist activity in local committees as well as in state parliaments and observe the respective effects on the community.

MBR consultations in these fields may focus on:

  • Support in the creation of democratic strategies for action and arguments developed for interactions with extreme right-wing, right-wing populist, racist and anti-Semitic positions in local and state politics.
  • Training and consultations for employees at the courts in Berlin and in law enforcement authorities on dealings with right-wing extremism and its manifestations.
  • Development of strategies for confrontations with right-wing populism and right-wing extremism in the election campaign, e.g., dealing with anti-minority sentiments in campaign or information booths.

relevant mbr
publications

Beratungs-
Beispiele

The right-wing cultural struggle in cultural institutions and memorial sites
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The right-wing cultural struggle in cultural institutions and memorial sites

Museums, memorial sites as well as artists and creatives have been experiencing increased political pressure from the right in recent ...
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(Local) politician who has been threatened
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(Local) politician who has been threatened

Committed politicians are increasingly receiving threatening letters, emails or calls. Some have even found themselves on a so-called "list of ...
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Conspiracy ideologies in private life
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Conspiracy ideologies in private life

"QAnon" conspiracy group stickers appear in the common stairwell, links are shared in the WhatsApp family chat that connect 5G ...
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Anti-Semitism and conspiracy ideologies in schools
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Anti-Semitism and conspiracy ideologies in schools

School is an important societal institution and a place of socialisation for children and adolescents. But schools are not spared ...
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