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Conspiracy Theories as Populist Counter-Narratives

How do populists use conspiracy theories? And is it correct to say that conspiracy theorists are always anti-science, as you hear in the media all the time? Michael Butter addresses these and related questions in a book chapter on “Conspiracy Theories as Populist Counter-Narratives” that has just been published as part of a book on Subversive Semantics. The chapter and indeed the whole book have been published in open access and can be viewed and downloaded via the link below.

Butter, Michael. “Conspiracy Theories as Populist Counter-Narratives.” Subversive Semantics in Political and Cultural Discourse, edited by Gesa Mackenthun and Jörn Dosch, Transcript, 2023, pp. 21-46.

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