Conspiracy & Populism: The Politics of Misinformation by Eirikur Bergmann
"Conspiracy and Populism: The Politics of Misinformation, Eirikur Bergmann, goes beyond the United States to track belief in conspiracy thinking globally. ... [It] provides considerable summary of important political conspiracies as well as innovative and compelling theses to explain their popularity, their functions, and their dangers. Anyone who is interested in or working on contemporary political conspiracies will want to read [this book]. It will also be of interest to anyone trying to understand the global rise of the populist right in historical context." (Judith Grant, New Political Science, June 28, 2019)
"Conspiracy & Populism enters into dialogue with political science, communication studies and psychology. It offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of CTs, their links to populism and their potential impact on traditional political processes. Thanks to its interdisciplinary approach and its competent review of the literature, Bergmann's work will prove particularly useful to students and early career researchers interested in taking populism and CTs seriously." (Tatiana Coutto, The International Spectator, Vol. 54 (2), 2019)
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.
Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Kinds of conspiracy theories.- Chapter 3 The anatomy of conspiracy theories.- Chapter 4 Dissecting populism.- Chapter 5 Disrupting the trust: nature of populist CTs.- Chapter 6 The Eurabia doctrine.- Chapter 7 Transmission and fake news.- Chapter 8 Conclusions: the politics of misinformation.