Wolfgang Streeck is one of the most prominent and widely-published sociologists in Europe and the United States. Since the early 2000s, the writings of the former director of the Max Plank Institute have been featured in New Left Review, the London Review of Books, New Statesman, Jacobin and by Verso (2016, 2014). He has emerged as a leading proponents of Brexit and opponent of the European Union. He is currently a member of Aufstehen, which was founded by the Die Linke politician Sahra Wagenknecht in 2018. Aufstehen are notable in insisting that it is necessary to appeal to supporters of the far Right, including Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), and renounce Die Linke’s commitment to open borders.
Streeck’s calls for restricting immigration have become more pronounced in recent years, though his nationalism should not come as a surprise to anyone. [Read the rest pdf]