Post-Truth Politics, Nationalism and the (De-)Legitimisation of European Integration

  • Conrad, Maximilian (Project manager)
  • Galpin, Charlotte (Participant)
  • Fossum, Jan Erik (Participant)
  • Keskinen, Suvi (Participant)

Project: Other project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

The project aims to address one of the major policy challenges facing the EU today, the impact of ‘fake news’, disinformation and ‘post-truth politics’ on the legitimation and delegitimation of European integration. In an era of post-truth politics, digital media has increasingly replaced traditional legacy media as the most important source and venue of political information and communication.

The central objective of the project is to analyze both the extent and possible impact of the proliferation of disinformation and fake news via digital and other media, but also through more conventional mobilization and communication mechanisms, on processes of legitimation and delegitimation of European integration
Effective start/end date01/11/201931/05/2022

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • nationalism
  • media
  • migration
  • post-truth politics
  • right-wing populism
  • European politics