Europe in the Age of Post-Truth Politics: Populism, Disinformation and the Public Sphere

Asimina Michailidou has co-edited the book Europe in the Age of Post-Truth Politics with contributions by John Erik Fossum, Hans-Jörg Trenz and Elisabeth Eike. 

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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.

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Chapter 3: The Context of Fake News, Disinformation, and Manipulation
John Erik Fossum

Chapter 4: Journalism, Truth and the Restoration of Trust in Democracy: Tracing the EU 'Fake News' Strategy
Asimina Michailidou, Elisabeth Eike, and Hans-Jörg Trenz

Palgrave Macmillan (2023)
ISBN: 978-3-031-13694-8

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