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Europe in the Age of Post-Truth Politics

Populism, Disinformation and the Public Sphere

Palgrave Macmillan
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • 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)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: Europe in the Age of Post-Truth Politics

    • Maximilian Conrad, Guðmundur Hálfdanarson
    Pages 1-9Open Access
  3. Post-Truth Politics, Democracy and the Public Sphere

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Post-Truth, Postmodernism and the Public Sphere

      • Saul Newman
      Pages 13-30Open Access
    3. The Context of Fake News, Disinformation, and Manipulation

      • John Erik Fossum
      Pages 31-52Open Access
    4. Journalism, Truth and the Restoration of Trust in Democracy: Tracing the EU ‘Fake News’ Strategy

      • Asimina Michailidou, Elisabeth Eike, Hans-Jörg Trenz
      Pages 53-75Open Access
  4. Post-Truth Populism and the Disintegration of Europe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77
    2. Post-Truth Politics, Brexit, and European Disintegration

      • Vittorio Orlando
      Pages 103-127Open Access
  5. Mediatisation and Politicisation of Immigration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 149-149
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 245-245
    2. Concluding Reflections on Europe in the Age of Post-truth Politics

      • Guðmundur Hálfdanarson, Maximilian Conrad
      Pages 247-254Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 255-259

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.

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • Post-Truth Politics
  • Public Sphere
  • Deliberation
  • European Integration
  • Migration
  • Media
  • Populism
  • Fake News
  • Democracy
  • Postmodernism
  • Journalism
  • Public Sphere
  • Brexit
  • Immigration
  • Social Media

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Maximilian Conrad

  • Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Guðmundur Hálfdanarson

  • ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    Asimina Michailidou

  • Department of Political Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

    Charlotte Galpin

  • Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

    Niko Pyrhönen

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.  

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)