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Soas academic running for AfD wrongly listed as professor on ballot

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German rightwing populists list Gunnar Beck as ‘prof’, but Soas says he is a reader in lawA German “reader in law” at Soas University of London who is contesting a seat in the European parliamentary elections for the rightwing populist party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has been given the title of professor on the ballot paper, leading to accusations that his academic credentials have been exaggerated.Dr Gunnar Beck is listed on Soas’s staff page as a reader in law who teaches courses on EU law and legal theory and undergraduate courses on legal methodology at the university. On the ballot paper for the European elections on 26 May, however, the AfD calls him “Prof Dr Gunnar Beck”. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/14/afd-candidate-gunnar-beck-accused-exaggerating-academic-credentials

Author : Philip Oltermann in Berlin

Publish date : 2019-05-14 12:38:34

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