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Watch “Is Democracy Conspiratorial?” by Professor Samuel Moyn (Harvard)
Watch “Is Democracy Conspiratorial?” by Professor Samuel Moyn (Harvard)

Since the time of the abbé Barruel, the French Revolution – the source of democratic claims eventually the world over – has been unmasked as the outcome of a dark conspiracy. This talk examines some of the contemporary legacies of this claim about the secret agenda of democratic self-rule, with a focus on some famous […]

4 September 2014
Watch “American Conspiracy Theories” talk by Professors Joseph Usciniski (Miami) and Joseph Parent (Miami)
Watch “American Conspiracy Theories” talk by Professors Joseph Usciniski (Miami) and Joseph Parent (Miami)

Are conspiracy theories overtaking deliberative societies, inflaming discourse and degrading democracy? How much more prone to violence are conspiracy theorists? Which political party is more likely to traffic in conspiratorial talk? Has the Internet ushered in a new era of conspiracy-fueled paranoia? Using original data sources spanning more than a century, Joseph E. Uscinski and […]

Watch “Conspiracy theories between secular scepticism + religious salvation” talk by Stef Aupers (Erasmus)
Watch “Conspiracy theories between secular scepticism + religious salvation” talk by Stef Aupers (Erasmus)

A Public Lecture by Conspiracy & Democracy Visiting Fellow Stef Aupers (Erasmus University of Rotterdam) In the social sciences, a conspiracy theory is often disqualified as ‘irrational’ superstition or religious belief. In defense, conspiracy theorists present their methods of inquiry as utterly rational – often even more scientific than ‘dogmatic’ institutionalized science. In this lecture, […]

Watch “Conspiracy Theories in France and Italy” talk by Dr Pascal Girard (Reims)
Watch “Conspiracy Theories in France and Italy” talk by Dr Pascal Girard (Reims)

Dr Pascal Girard (Reims) speaks about ‘Conspiracy Theories in France and Italy during the Cold War and Decolonization’. Dr Girard’s talk explores how in the late forties and in the fifties, conspiracy was a significant concern in French and Italian politics. Dr Girard describes how the “red scare” greatly varied depending on the period, the […]

A Year in the Life of Conspiracy & Democracy
A Year in the Life of Conspiracy & Democracy

  The Conspiracy and Democracy (C&D) Project, housed by the remarkable Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) began on January 1, 2013 with the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust. Now well into the project, we look back at the year that was. Research Agenda The central question of the […]

22 April 2014