Querdenken: the German anti-lockdown movement that thrives on public distrust

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Pfaff, Katharina; Thomas Pluemper & Eric Neumayer (2021) Querdenken: the German anti-lockdown movement that thrives on public distrust, LSE (London Scholl of Economics and Political Sciences).

The German anti-lockdown Querdenken movement, which has now pivoted to an anti-vaccination stance, was highly strategic in where and how it mobilised protestors. While it failed to have a significant influence on the German election, say Katharina Pfaff (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Eric Neumayer (LSE) and Thomas Plümper (Vienna University of Economics and Business), the organisers are likely to exploit future opportunities for anti-establishment protest.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/2021/09/29/querdenken-the-german-anti-lockdown-movement-that-thrives-on-public-distrust/

Authors

Eric Neumayer

Eric Neumayer

External Associate

Katharina Pfaff

Katharina Pfaff

Visiting Researcher