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Offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of play of post-truth politics in Europe
Present a view of post-truth politics as a shift in political culture connected to the resurgence of right-wing populism
Highlights how debates on issues such as migration and the pandemic have been susceptible to the use of misinformation
Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology (PSEPS)
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
Post-Truth Politics, Democracy and the Public Sphere
Post-Truth Populism and the Disintegration of Europe
Mediatisation and Politicisation of Immigration
About this book
This open access book is the product of three years of academic research that has been carried out in the EU-funded Jean Monnet Network on “Post-Truth Politics, Nationalism and the Delegitimation of European Integration” since 2019. Drawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of the network’s members, the book explores the impact of the phenomenon of post-truth politics on European integration and the European Union. It places particular emphasis on how post-truth politics has played out in the public sphere and asks what impact the phenomenon has had on public deliberation, but reflects also on its implications for democracy in a wider sense. This book is primarily written for audiences with an interest in politics and policy making, including academics, policy makers and civil-society actors. Thanks to its accessible style, the book should however also be an asset to wider audiences.
- Open Access
- Post-Truth Politics
- Public Sphere
- European Integration
- Fake News
- Public Sphere
- Social Media
Editors and Affiliations
Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Department of Political Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
About the editors
Maximilian Conrad is Professor of Political Science at the University of Iceland.
Guðmundur Hálfdanarson is Professor of History at the University of Iceland.
Asimina Michailidou is Senior Researcher at the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway.
Charlotte Galpin is Associate Professor of German and European Politics at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Niko Pyrhönen is Researcher in the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Book Title: Europe in the Age of Post-Truth Politics
Book Subtitle: Populism, Disinformation and the Public Sphere
Editors: Maximilian Conrad, Guðmundur Hálfdanarson, Asimina Michailidou, Charlotte Galpin, Niko Pyrhönen
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-13693-1Published: 11 November 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-13696-2Published: 11 November 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-13694-8Published: 10 November 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 259
Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour