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Conspiracy & Populism

The Politics of Misinformation

Authors: Bergmann, Eirikur

  • Combines two fields of literature to consider how conspiracy theories and populism intersect
  • Identifies specifically right-wing populist conspiracy theories
  • Analyses the rapid proliferation of conspiracy theories
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Europeans are being replaced by foreign invaders, aided by cultural Marxists who are plotting an Islamist subversion of the continent. The Bilderberg group – and/or the Illuminati – are instating a totalitarian New World Order. Angela Merkel is the secret daughter of Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama was illegitimate, and George W. Bush was in on the 9/11 attacks. Also, the Holocaust is a hoax, members of Pussy Riot are agents of the West, and the European Union is resurrecting the Roman Empire, this time as a communist super-state. These are some of the tales that are told by populist political actors across Europe, were raised during the Brexit debate in the UK, and have been promoted by presidents of both the US and Russia. Rapid rise of populist political parties around Europe and across the Atlantic in the early new millennium coincided with the simultaneous increased spread of conspiracy theories. This book entangles the two tropes and maps how right-wing populists apply conspiracy theories to advance their politics and support for their parties.

 

About the authors

Eirikur Bergmann is Professor of Politics at Bifrost University, Iceland, and Director of its Centre for European Studies. He is the author of eight academic books and three novels. He is a frequent commentator in the media on politics and European affairs.

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Softcover $34.99
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  • Due: September 24, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90358-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conspiracy & Populism
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Misinformation
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90359-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90359-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90358-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 186
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