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

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

The project is an Erasmus+ co-funded Jean Monnet Network and 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

The University of Iceland is the lead partner, with five other universities participating in the project: The University of Birmingham, University of Oslo, University of Helsinki, University of Victoria and the University of Copenhagen.
Effective start/end date10/12/201931/12/2022