The Power of Narratives: Media and Democracy in Political Turmoil

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

Nordic network funded by NOS-HS (The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences).

The primary objective of the project - led by Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre - is to create a multidisciplinary network of Nordic academics focusing on the discourse on immigration issues and national identity in the Nordic countries and the impact of political narratives in a rapidly changing media environment. By pooling expertise from the different Nordic countries, the project initiated and promoted new critical research on the role of political narratives, and how the portrayal in the mainstream media has affected the far right parties’ capacity to further their agenda and make electoral advances.

Effective start/end date01/01/201831/12/2019