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The Resource Post-truth, fake news and democracy : mapping the politics of falsehood, by Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou

Post-truth, fake news and democracy : mapping the politics of falsehood, by Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou

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Post-truth, fake news and democracy : mapping the politics of falsehood
Title
Post-truth, fake news and democracy
Title remainder
mapping the politics of falsehood
Statement of responsibility
by Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou
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Language
eng
Summary
"Western societies are under siege, as fake news, post-truth and alternative facts are undermining the very core of democracy. This dystopic narrative is currently circulated by intellectuals, journalists and policymakers worldwide. In this book, Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou deliver a comprehensive study of post-truth discourses. They critically map the normative ideas contained in these and present a forceful call for deepening democracy. The dominant narrative of our time is that democracy is in a state of emergency caused by social media, changes to journalism and misinformed masses. This crisis needs to be resolved by reinstating truth at the heart of democracy, even if this means curtailing civic participation and popular sovereignty. Engaging with critical political philosophy, Farkas and Schou argue that these solutions neglect the fact that democracy has never been about truth alone. It is equally about the voice of the democratic people. Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy delivers a sobering diagnosis of our times. It maps contemporary discourses on truth and democracy, foregrounds their normative foundations and connects these to historical changes within liberal democracies. The book will be of interest to students and scholars studying the current state and future of democracy, as well as to a politically informed readership"--
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Farkas, Johan
Dewey number
306.2
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.F3584 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Schou, Jannick
Series statement
Routledge studies in global information, politics and society
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  • Democracy
  • Political culture
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Mass media
  • Social media
  • Fake news
  • Democracy
  • Fake news
  • Mass media
  • Political culture
  • Social media
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Journalismus
  • Massenmedien
  • Meinungsbildung
  • Falschmeldung
  • Demokratie
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Post-truth, fake news and democracy : mapping the politics of falsehood, by Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1099267406
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 166 pages
Isbn
9780367322175
Lccn
2019018955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099267406
Label
Post-truth, fake news and democracy : mapping the politics of falsehood, by Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1099267406
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 166 pages
Isbn
9780367322175
Lccn
2019018955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099267406

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