9780367322175-036732217X-Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood (Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society)

Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood (Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society)

ISBN-13: 9780367322175
ISBN-10: 036732217X
Edition: 1
Author: Farkas, Johan, Schou, Jannick
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 178 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780367322175
ISBN-10: 036732217X
Edition: 1
Author: Farkas, Johan, Schou, Jannick
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 178 pages

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Acknowledged authors Farkas, Johan, Schou, Jannick wrote Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood (Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society) comprising 178 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 036732217X and 9780367322175. Since then Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood (Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Western societies are under siege, as fake news, post-truth and alternative facts are undermining the very core of democracy. This dystopian narrative is currently circulated by intellectuals, journalists and policy makers 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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