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New blog series answering the ‘big’ questions

This entry was posted in Conspiracy and Democracy Project, Conspiracy Theories on 18 November 2015 by

Ever since we embarked on the project, we’ve found that the subject of our inquiry has intrigued people.  Journalists, visitors, academic colleagues and members of the public regularly ask questions like:

What’s your definition of a conspiracy theory?

What have you found out?

Are conspiracy theories bad for democracy?

Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?

What’s the difference between a conspiracy and other forms of collective action — like collusion, for example?

What makes a successful conspiracy?

And so on.  In the end, we decided that it would make sense to publish a series of blog posts that captures aspects of the discussions we have had in our weekly project meetings.  We set ourselves a question to discuss every week.  The posts provide a sample of the conversations we’ve had.