PolBeRG Seminar - Conspiracy Theories, Violence and Populism

October 31, 2014 - 17:30 - 19:00
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Event audience: 
CEU Community + Invited Guests
Levente Littvay
Bruno Castanho e Silva
Federico Vegetti
CEU contact person: 
Martin Mölder

The broad topic of this seminar will be conspiracy theories and will have two papers that are presented. One by Federico Vegetti (co-authored with Levente Littvay, Paul Weith and Andre Krouwel) about how beliefs in conspiracy theories are (positively) related to aggression and the endorsement of violence. The second paper co-authored by Bruno Castanho Silva and Levente Littvay looks into the relationship between conspiracy theories and populism. Although we know such a relationship can exist in political discourse, this paper takes a look at the individual level to see if people who are more prone to believe in conspiracies also are more susceptible to populism.

In order to receive the papers, please send an email to: polberg@ceu.hu