• Matteo Vergani


This chapter discusses how the threat of terrorism can contribute to pushing democracy to its limits. First, it can increase support for draconian policies and anti-system attitudes. Second, it can exacerbate the differences between ideological and religious groups. Third, it can erode trust between immigrants and host societies. In this concluding chapter, this book’s research findings are interpreted as a whole and mainly discussed against two case studies: the so-called Brexit referendum in the UK and the election of Donald Trump as US president in 2016. Finally, this chapter proposes solutions to prevent the most negative consequences from occurring and proposes a code of terrorism reporting to be adopted by media outlets and journalists.


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  • Matteo Vergani
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  1. 1.Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and GlobalisationDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

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