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The Role of International Migration in German Politics
The article is devoted to the analysis of the role of migration in German politics. The author studies the influence of the refugee crisis and the German response to it on the shifts in the political structure and public sentiments in Germany. Particularly, the main problems and threats occurring due to mass migration, the peculiarities of how the German migration policy has evolved, the effectiveness of this policy and the impact of migration issues on changing political sentiments are examined in the paper. Moreover, the article analyses, to what extent the emergence of the refugee crisis and Merkel's 'open door' policy influenced the increasing popularity of the right-wing parties in Germany, most notably, the party 'Alternative for Germany'. The results of the research reveal the significance of migration issues in the socio-political development of Germany and the role of migration in the transformation of German politics.