A corruption scandal has brought down the Austrian government — and showed how close the racist right is to big business.
Benjamin Opratko is a political scientist. He teaches at the University of Vienna and is an editor at mosaik-blog.at.
With the two parties of the Right entering into a coalition government, Austrians can expect more neoliberalism and more xenophobia.
For now, the far right has been beaten back in Austria. But the coalition that did it can’t hold.
Austria’s far-right Freedom Party has deployed populist rhetoric to swell its base. Now the party is eyeing state power.